After Marilyn Manson surrenders himself, will he be held accountable?
Marilyn Manson has agreed to surrender to the Los Angeles Police due to an arrest warrant for allegedly assaulting a videographer in 2019. The assault is said to have occurred at one of Manson’s concerts in New Hampshire.
Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, was issued an arrest warrant on October 8th, 2019. On Friday, Gilford Police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee released a statement that Manson will be turning himself into the Los Angeles Police Department.
Manson allegedly assaulted his concert videographer
The New Hampshire arrest warrant includes charges of two misdemeanor counts of simple assault. The assault is said to have taken place on August 18th, 2019 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, an amphitheater in Gilford where Manson had performed.
The videographer was contracted to film the New Hampshire concert and was placed in the stage pit area. She reported it was here that Manson had assaulted her. However, she has detailed that the assault was not sexual. Burpee said the videographer had reported the crime the day after the concert, but it took several months to conduct the investigation.
Despite fully knowing about his charges, Manson had refused to return to New Hampshire to confront the allegations. The Gilford Police Department has reported that Manson & his legal team “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.”
Manson’s attorney even told the New York Times that the assault claims were “ludicrous.” However, Burpee has revealed that the misdemeanor Manson faces can carry a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $2,000.
Manson’s various sexual abuse allegations
Marilyn Manson has also been accused of sexual & physical abuse by his previous partners. Actress Evan Rachel Wood reported Manson’s abuse in February. As a result, Marilyn Manson was dropped by his record label.
Actress Esme Bianco has also revealed her story of abuse from Marilyn Manson. In April, Bianco released a statement saying, “For far too long my abuser has been left unchecked, enabled by money, fame, and an industry that turned a blind eye.”
She added, “Despite the numerous brave women who have spoken out against Marilyn Manson, countless survivors remain silenced, and some of their voices will never be heard. My hope is that by raising mine I will help to stop Brian Warner from shattering any more lives and empower other victims to seek their own small measure of justice.”
In May, Manson’s former assistant Ashley Walters sued him for sexual exploitation & psychological abuse. Walters has said, “Brian groomed me until I trusted him. I think when you’ve endured repeated abuse and harassment, especially from someone you trusted, it can take longer to process and understand what truly happened.”
She continued, “It has taken me years to fully grasp the impact this environment had on me and the recent exposure of his behavior toward other women to identify these moments for what they were.”
Manson has denied all claims
The same month the accusations were released, Manson posted his statement on Instagram. The musician denied every account of abuse and described all his previous relationships as “consensual.”
Marilyn Manson wrote, “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. Regardless of how – and why – others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”
Although Marilyn Manson will be surrendering to his New Hampshire arrest warrant, his sexual abuse allegations are still currently being investigated. Do you think Marilyn Manson will face charges concerning his domestic violence claims? Let us know what you think in the comments below.