Marilyn Manson was sentenced to twenty hours of neighborhood service and fined by a court docket on Monday (Sept. 17) after pleading no contest to blowing his nostril on a camerawoman at a 2019 live performance in New Hampshire.
The controversial artist (actual identify: Brian Warner) was charged with two misdemeanor counts of easy assault, regarding an incident with the videographer throughout a present at Financial institution of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford.
Manson had initially pleaded not responsible to the assault fees, however later modified his plea to no contest, the BBC reviews, which suggests the goth-rocker was not contesting the cost however doesn’t admit guilt.
The decide required Manson to look in court docket, and described the incident in query as “egregious.” Manson was fined about $1,400, with $200 suspended, and will likely be allowed to finish his neighborhood service in California, as requested.
In line with a police affidavit, the Related Press reviews, Manson approached videographer Susan Fountain within the stage pit, and spat a “massive lougee” at her. Later, he’s stated to have returned, kneeling and overlaying one nostril earlier than blowing the opposite on her arms and fingers.
Manson “blows a big quantity of mucous at Fountain,” a police sergeant who reviewed live performance video footage stated within the report. The digital camera then captures Manson “level and giggle at Fountain as she will get down and walks away,” reads the affidavit.
Manson reportedly wore a black go well with in court docket, and spoke twice to the decide: to acknowledge his identify and to substantiate “sure” when requested if he understood the sentence.
Fountain didn’t attend court docket, however ready a press release. “For me, I’m knowledgeable particular person and I’ve been on this trade for 30 years. I’ve labored for lots of firms, and in all of the years I’ve labored with folks, I’ve by no means been humiliated or handled the best way I used to be by this defendant,” it reads. “For him to spit on me and blow his nostril on me was essentially the most disgusting factor a human being has ever finished.
“I perceive this was not a giant legal cost to start with, however I hoped that the defendant would obtain a sentence that might make him suppose twice earlier than doing one thing like this once more,” the assertion continues.
Manson has been the topic of sexual assault and abuse allegations from a number of girls, together with Evan Rachel Wooden, Esmé Bianco, Ashley Waters, Illma Gore and others. Regardless of these claims, which Manson has denied, the artist returned from a social media hiatus earlier this 12 months to seemingly tease new music.
Manson has achieved 10 prime 10 titles on the Billboard 200 chart, together with No. 1s with 1998’s Mechanical Animals and 2013’s The Golden Age Of Grotesque.
See Billboard’s full timeline of Manson’s abuse allegations right here.