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Marilyn Manson agrees to hand himself in to police in assault case

By | Published on Tuesday 29 June 2021

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson has agreed to hand himself in to police to face charges of assaulting a videographer.

Police in Gilford, New Hampshire said last month that they had an outstanding arrest warrant for the musician. The two charges of “simple assault” relate to an incident involving a videographer when Manson played the Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion in August 2019. According to reports, Manson spat into the lens of a video camera being used to film the show, also spraying the videographer who subsequently pressed charges.

In a statement to USA Today, Gilford Police Chief Tony Bean Burpee said that the warrant is being forwarded to police in LA, who will then arrange a date for Manson to hand himself in.

“We have been in a holding pattern”, said Burpee. “We are simply looking for [Manson] to turn himself in on the active warrant so that we can proceed. If [Manson] turns himself in within the next few weeks, his initial appearance/arraignment will likely be scheduled for mid-August”.

When confirming the warrant last month, Gilford Police made a point of saying that the accusations against Manson in this case are “not sexual in nature”. This is due to that fact that there have been several accusations of sexual assault made against the musician in recent months, including in two lawsuits.