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In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the Gilford Police Department said the musician was wanted for a tort assault which allegedly took place in 2019.
Police said the two counts of simple assault related to an incident at the Bank of New Hampshire pavilion involving a videographer. Manson performed at this venue on August 18, 2019 when the alleged assault occurred.
It is not known what happened during the concert, but the videographer, who was contracted out by a New Hampshire company to record the concert, was in the pit area when the alleged assault took place , police said.
“Mr. Warner, his agent and his attorney have known about the warrant for some time and no effort has been made by him to return to New Hampshire to respond to the outstanding charges,” the police department said.
Brian Warner is Manson’s real name. Manson’s attorney told NBC the claim was “ridiculous” and that they were determined to cooperate with local authorities.
Howard King, an attorney for Manson, told the New York Times that the videographer in the room demanded more than $ 35,000 after “a small amount of sputum came in contact with their arm.”
“After asking for evidence of alleged damage, we never received a response,” King said.
This arrest warrant comes as Manson is already shrouded in controversy. The musician has been accused of abuse by two former romantic partners, Evan Rachel Wood and Esme Bianco. Manson has largely denied these accusations.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Office began investigating allegations of domestic violence against Manson in February. He was also dropped by his label Loma Vista Recordings and his appearance on an episode of “American Gods” was deleted.