Marilyn Manson has been accused of spitting and blowing snot on a woman at a New Hampshire concert in 2019.
Videographer Susan Fountain had been in the stage pit area at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion on August 19, 2019, when the alleged assault took place. Metronome Media, the company she worked for, had reportedly been contracted by the Gilford based venue for the season.
As per the affidavit, released Wednesday, August 18, the first time Manson allegedly approached Fountain, he placed his face up close to the camera and spit out a ‘big lougee’ at her. This led to her being struck on both hands with Manson’s saliva.
Manson, real name Brian Hugh Warner, then allegedly returned and targeted Fountain a second time, covering up one side of his nostril before blowing in her direction.
It was at this point Fountain allegedly set down her camera and went to the bathroom to wash away Manson’s bodily fluids from her hands and arms.
As per AP News, Manson has been charged with two misdemeanour counts of simple assault relating to this alleged incident. If he is convicted, each of these misdemeanour charges could result in a jail sentence of less than a year as well as a $2,000 fine.
An arraignment hearing regarding these charges has been scheduled for September 2 at New Hampshire’s Laconia District Court. Manson’s attorney has reportedly not immediately responded to requests for comment.
In recent years, Manson also faced various accusations of abuse unrelated to this incident. He has denied all wrongdoing.
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact the Rape Crisis England and Wales helpline on 0808 802 9999 between 12pm–2.30pm and 7pm– 9.30pm every day. Alternatively, you can contact Victim Support free on 08 08 16 89 111 available 24/7, every day of the year, including Christmas.
Male Survivors Partnership is available to support adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape. You can contact the organisation on their website or on their free helpline 0808 800 5005, open 9am–5pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 8am–8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10am–2pm Saturdays.
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