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Marilyn Manson Sentenced In Court Over 2019 Concert Spitting Incident


Shock rocker Marilyn Manson appeared in a New Hampshire courtroom today, September 18th, to enter a no contest plea and face sentencing in relation to a misdemeanor simple assault charge. The incident in question took place August 18th, 2019 at a concert in Gilford, NH which Manson was playing.

A videographer hired by the venue was filming the set that night with the broadcast being played on the screens behind Manson. As seen in footage of the incident (see below), Manson spat upon the camera. It was also alleged that a separate encounter saw Manson blow snot out of his nostril on the videographer as well.

As Manson‘s bodily fluids were said to have come into contact with the videographer, a pair of misdemeanor simple assault charges were filed against him. In 2021, Manson‘s legal team presented the following argument against the charges:

“The defendant’s performance for the past twenty years are well known to include shocking and evocative antics similar to those that occurred here. The alleged victim consented to exposing herself to potential contact with sweat, saliva and phlegm in close quarters.”

The judge did not feel compelled by this argument however and as of this July, it was revealed that Manson had accepted a plea deal that would see him enter a no contest plea on one of the charges in order to have the other charge dropped. As a result of the plea, Manson has been fined $1,400 and also faces 20 hours of community service, which he is required to serve for six months.

According to WMUR, a victim-impact statement was read in court on behalf of the victim of the incident, it in part stated:

“For me, I’m a professional person and I’ve been in this industry for 30 years. I’ve worked for a lot of companies, and in all the years I’ve worked with people, I’ve never been humiliated or treated like I was by this defendant. For him to spit on me and blow his nose on me was the most disgusting thing a human being has ever done. I understand this was not a big criminal charge to begin with, but I was hoping that the defendant would receive a sentence that would make him think twice before doing something like this again.”

WMUR also posted footage of the hearing, which can be seen below. Manson‘s legal issues continue in other areas however, as the various sexual assault, etc. allegations and defamation countersuit continue to play out.

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