Marilyn Manson Agrees To Surrender For New Hampshire Arrest Warrant
Marilyn Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, has agreed to turn himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department on a warrant from New Hampshire. The warrant for Manson’s arrest was issued on October 8, 2019, for allegedly assaulting a videographer at a 2019 New Hampshire concert.
Manson is being charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault. The August 18, 2019 incident allegedly took place at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.
The department went public with the warrant on May 25. Gilford Police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee said that the videographer reported the assault the day after the incident, but it took a few months of processing before the warrant could be issued. The videographer claims that she was contracted to film the concert from the stage pit area when the alleged assault occurred. She said that it was not of a sexual nature.
The Gilford police department went public with the warrant because they said that Manson and his legal counsel “have been aware of the warrant for some time and no effort has been made by him to return to New Hampshire to answer the pending charges.”
In a recent press conference, Burpee added that if Manson surrendered in the next few weeks, he could face the court as soon as mid-August. The maximum sentences for Manson’s misdemeanors include a jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $2,000.
Manson has faced allegations of sexual and physical abuse in the past. Earlier this year, he was dropped from his record label after Evan Rachel Wood, his former fiance, and other women accused him of abuse.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has said that they will be investigating the accusations of abuse that allegedly occurred while Manson was in his West Hollywood home from 2009-2011.