Marilyn Manson Pleas Not Guilty in New Hampshire Assault Case

Marilyn Manson has made a plea of not guilty concerning the alleged incident wherein the rock singer stands accused of spitting and blowing his nose on a videographer while performing in 2019, as CBS Boston and WMUR ABC 9 reported on Wednesday (Sept. 1).

The plea was entered by Manson’s attorney on his behalf.

In May, police issued an arrest warrant for Manson in New Hampshire, where the alleged assault occurred. The following month, the musician agreed to turn himself in. He was booked and released on his own recognizance by the state’s Gilford Police Department in July.

Manson was charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault arising from the alleged altercation at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford on Aug. 19, 2019. According to CBS Boston, misdemeanor charges can each result in a jail sentence of less than a year and a $2,000 fine if the musician is convicted.

“An arraignment hearing on the charges was scheduled for Thursday (Sept. 2),” the station reported, “but an attorney for Manson filed the not guilty plea and a wavier of arraignment in Laconia District Court. A case status hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 27.”

The 52-year-old rocker, whose real name is Brian Warner, also stands accused by multiple women of sexual and other kinds of abuse. Some of his accusers have sued him.

Earlier this year, after rumors about the subject had swelled, actress Evan Rachel Wood, a former fiancée of Manson’s, led the public charge against him, joining at least four other women in alleging the musician was their abuser. Others followed with more accusations.

Manson refuted them in a statement. He 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. Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”

Wood claimed Manson “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. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him before he ruins any more lives.”

Below, see a timeline of the abuse allegations against Marilyn Manson.

Timeline of Abuse Allegations Against Marilyn Manson

Since actress Evan Rachel Wood first publicly accused Marilyn Manson of sexual abuse in February 2021, similar allegations by others against the musician have also surfaced. Below is a timeline of the developments that have unfolded so far, beginning with Wood’s 2018 testimony that disclosed her alleged abuse but had yet to name an abuser.

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