Marilyn Manson, the American singer-songwriter, turned himself in for an alleged concert spitting incident in 2019, after which he was booked, and later released on bail, TMZ reported.
The Gilford Police Department confirmed to TMZ that Manson had turned himself in on July 3 for the alleged incident and was later released on bail. The singer is now expected to stay clear of any additional crimes and to appear at all of his court hearings while awaiting resolution of the matter.
Manson had a warrant issued for his arrest almost two months ago by the Gilford PD. He was wanted on two counts of misdemeanor (simple assault). In the video of the incident on TMZ, Manson is seen coming close to a camera lens while performing then spitting in it. The alleged victim did not suffer injury, but the action by Manson constituted “unprivileged physical contact,” according to the TMZ report.
Apart from this, Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, has previously also faced sexual abuse accusations.
In February, Evan Rachel Wood, the American actor who is best known for her role in Westworld, alleged that Manson, her former fiancé, abused her during their relationship. “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail,” she said.
Post this allegation, actor Esme Bianco, best known for playing Ros in Game of Thrones, also came forward and accused Manson of “human trafficking” her.
Along with Bianco and Wood, four other women too posted their own allegations against Manson claiming sexual abuse, violence, and intimidation.
However, Manson denied the allegations in an Instagram post and said, “Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners.”