An arrest warrant has been issued by police in New Hampshire for Marilyn Manson in connection with an alleged ‘snot assault’ on a camerawoman at one of his concerts in 2019.
Manson, 52, was performing a concert in Gilford, New Hampshire, on August 18, 2019, when the alleged assault occurred.
The concert was being held at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, and the arrest warrant was issued two months after the show.
Manson, seen on stage in Columbus, Ohio, in May 2015, has a warrant out for his arrest
Police said that the two counts of misdemeanor simple assault are related to an incident involving a videographer who was subcontracted to record the concert, and was in a stage pit area when the alleged assault occurred, police said.
Three concert attendees, including a security guard, told People that they saw Manson spit and ‘shoot his snot’ at the camerawoman who has not been identified.
‘He was spitting everywhere and one time it got on her camera so she wiped it off and looked semi-irritated. He noticed this and kept purposely spitting on her camera,’ one attendee told the magazine.
‘I think her final straw is he got on the floor, got within 2-3 feet of her and hacked a giant snot rocket at her not the camera.
‘She was pissed off and disgusted so she stormed off and he just laughed.’
Police in Gilford, New Hampshire, have reissued their October 2019 arrest warrant for Manson
A bail commissioner found probable cause and an arrest warrant was issued on Oct. 8, 2019.
Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, had been made aware of the warrant for his arrest but has ignored it, police said.
‘Mr. Warner, his Agent and 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 statement to PEOPLE, Manson’s attorney Howard King said the misdemeanor claim, which can carry a jail sentence of up to one year and a $2,000 fine, was pursued after the videographer asked for $35,000 for the effects on the camera equipment.
‘It is no secret to anyone who has attended a Marilyn Manson concert that he likes to be provocative on stage, especially in front of a camera,’ King said in a statement to PEOPLE.
‘This misdemeanor claim was pursued after we received a demand from a venue videographer for more than $35,000 after a small amount of spit came into contact with their arm.
‘After we asked for evidence of any alleged damages, we never received a reply.
‘This whole claim is ludicrous, but we remain committed to cooperating with authorities, as we have done throughout,’ King added.
Last week his former personal assistant, Ashley Walters, 37, sued him for sexual assault, battery and harassment in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County – one of at least 16 women to level similar allegations against him, The Cut reported.
The claims include that he raped and assaulted former wife Evan Rachel Wood, 33, and tortured Game of Thrones star Esmé Bianco during their two year relationship.
Walters says Manson’s campaign of abuse began soon after they first met in 2010, when the shock rocker claimed her photography had caught his eye.
He tried to sexually assault her the first time they met up for a photo shoot at his West Hollywood home.
Three months later Manson asked her to become his personal assistant.
The lawsuit claims Walters lived in a constant state of fear about Manson’s violent temper during the 12 months working for him, and was forced to work for 48 hours straight during his cocaine binges.
Manson would throw dishes at her and push her up against the wall.
The latest to allege sexual assault and battery is Ashley Walters, 37, who worked as Manson’s personal assistant in Los Angeles for two years
Walters says Manson got in contact with her to say he likes her photography and wanted to collaborate on an artistic project, but soon began a campaign of abuse which included making her work for two days straight and offering her as a sexual plaything to friends
He once sent her a photo of Bianco’s back showing whipping wounds with the subject line: ‘See what happens?’
The former bestselling artist took Walters to an awards show in 2010, where he allegedly pushed her onto the lap of an actor and said he could ‘have her’, according to the lawsuit.
‘The actor proceeded to kiss Walters and keep her on his lap,’ the lawsuit said.
Manson also introduced Walters to a film director who sexually assaulted her.
‘It just made me feel like a piece of meat,’ Walters told The Cut.
Manson has denied assault. He is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for domestic violence.
Walters says Manson initiated contact over MySpace in May 2010 to say he liked her photography, and they began chatting over the phone.
Manson said he was interested in collaborating with her, and she went to his West Hollywood home to work out how they might work together.
She says other bandmates who were present at his home left around 2am, and he told her the carpark where he’d recommended she park closed at 7am.
He asked her to do a photo shoot, and asked her to take off her shirt.
She says he pinned her down on a bed and tried to kiss her, moved behind her and bit her ear while grabbing her hand and placing it in his underwear.
Walters said she was able to get away from him, and as soon as the parking lot opened, went to retrieve her car. At the time she didn’t consider it assault, as he had stopped, she told The Cut.
The two did a few more photo shoots and Manson offered her double what she was making as an office coordinator at a production company to become his assistant.
‘She knew it could be an incredible opportunity to become involved in the creative entertainment field,’ the complaint says.
‘One that would not be likely to come around again.’ She said ‘yes.’
After just over a year in the job, Walters claims Manson had become paranoid and accused her of trying to sabotage his career.
The lawsuit says he ordered her – and other abuse victims – to dress up in Nazi uniforms as ‘collateral’ in case they ever spoke out about him.
He fired her soon afterwards, and allegedly hacked into her Facebook account and threatened her.
After a while, she says, Manson began texting as if nothing had happened.
She says the experience left her feeling isolated and vulnerable.
In 2020, she was contacted by a group of Manson’s ex-girlfriends and they shared their stories of psychological abuse.
Notorious: Manson is seen in LA back in January 2020 prior to the various claims sparked against him
Bianco first met Manson in 2005, and the two started a sexual relationship in 2007, after his divorce from Dita Von Teese. Bianco claims that the singer lured her to the US with promises of work, which never materialized
Bianco, who is best known for playing the prostitute Ros on the hit HBO series, is one of a dozen women who have accused Manson of misconduct
In April, Bianco filed a lawsuit in federal court against Marilyn Manson, accusing the musician of raping, beating and torturing her, after bringing her from the UK to Los Angeles under false pretenses.
The explosive 10-page complaint, which was filed in US District Court for the Central District of California on Friday, alleges sexual assault and battery, and violation of Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and attorneys’ fees.
Bianco, 38, who is best known for playing the prostitute Ros on the hit HBO series
The 52-year-old singer previously denied any wrongdoing, calling allegations made against him by Wood, Bianco and the other accusers ‘horrible distortions of reality,’ and insisting that he has only had ‘consensual relationships with like-minded partners.’
Bianco’s bombshell lawsuit reprises and expands on some of the claims that she first made during an interview with New York magazine in February, including how Manson on one occasion cut her with a knife – described in the complaint as a ‘Nazi’ knife – and then photographed her mutilated naked body. The gruesome images were later shared online without Bianco’s consent, she claimed.
In 2019, Bianco posted this photo of her back covered in welts from a beating that was allegedly carried out by Manson, although she did not name him at the time
According to the court filing, Bianco, an English actress and burlesque performer, first met Manson back in 2005 through Dita Von Teese, his then-fiancée, and the musician expressed interest in casting Bianco in a film project, which never got made.
The two stayed in touch through Manson’s two-year marriage to Von Teese, with the singer meeting Bianco while visiting the UK for work.
When Manson and his wife divorced in 2007, Bianco’s lawsuit alleges that he began making ‘his first sexual overtures towards’ the actress by repeatedly asking her for nude photos, but playing off his request ‘as a joke.’
In 2009, Bianco’s complaint alleges that Manson, who is referred to by his legal name, Warner, flew her out to Los Angeles to take part in the filming of a music video for his song ‘I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies.’
‘Ms. Bianco understood this to be a professional project that would be publicly released after being filmed on Flip cameras by Mr. Warner himself,’ the filing reads.
‘Upon arrival, Ms. Bianco found that there was no crew present and that she was expected to stay at Mr. Warner’s home rather than in the hotel that had been previously booked.’
In March 2019, Bianco posted a graphic photograph of her scarred back on Instagram, describing herself as a ‘domestic violence survivor’.
Without naming her alleged abuser, she told her followers: ‘The injuries you see are real. The whipping that gave me these wounds was filmed in the name of ‘art’. I used to look at this photo with pride because I thought it was a sign of great devotion to my abuser. Now I look at it with horror.’
At around the same time she teamed up with Evan Rachel Wood, who was with Manson for three years, to create the Phoenix Act – a bill to increase the statute of limitations on domestic violence crimes across all 50 U.S. states and ‘give victims more time to come back from their trauma’.
They have worked with lawmakers and domestic violence survivors and, as part of their campaign, both gave evidence to the California Assembly Public Safety Committee about the abuse they suffered — without naming Manson at the time.
After Bianco and Wood both named Manson as their alleged abuser in February, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department launched an investigation into allegations of domestic abuse, but he has not been charged with any crime.
Allegations: Ashley Morgan Smithline has also detailed sexual, psychological, and physical abuse accusations against her ex Manson, as she spoke to People
Earlier this month, Ashley Morgan Smithline detailed sexual, psychological, and physical abuse accusations against Manson.
Smithline, 36, who had a relationship with Manson that spanned two years, was featured in the explosive cover story of the latest issue of People magazine as she gave her account of their relationship as she said: ‘I survived a monster.’
The shocking claims made by the model include that she was sexual assaulted by Manson several times, he cut her with a swastika-emblazoned knife despite her being of Jewish descent, shoved his fist in her mouth during sex, forced her to do a blood pact, and was locked into a soundproof room called ‘the bad girls room’ whenever she made him angry.