Police in the US state of New Hampshire said late Tuesday that they had issued an arrest warrant for rock singer Marilyn Manson in connection with the assault charges.
The alleged attacks involved a videographer, police said, adding that Manson, his agent and legal counsel had been aware of the order “for some time” and “no attempt was made by him to return to New Hampshire for to respond to the case pending charges ”.
“The Gilford Police Department has an active arrest warrant for Brian Hugh Warner (aka Marilyn Manson) on two counts of simple Class A offense stemming from a 2019 incident at the New Hampshire Bank Pavilion Bank,” police said in a statement on Facebook.
A Manson representative was not immediately available for comment.
Manson had been performing a concert at the New Hampshire Bank Pavilion Bank on August 18, 2019, when the alleged attacks occurred, according to police.
The videographer was outsourced by a New Hampshire-based company to observe the concert and was stationed in the stage area when the alleged attacks took place, the statement added.
A Class A misdemeanor in New Hampshire could carry a potential prison sentence of up to one year and a fine of up to $ 2,000.
The alleged attacks were not of a sexual nature, police said, adding that issuing an arrest warrant was not a presumption of guilt.
The development marks the latest controversy around the rock music singer. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in February that authorities were investigating allegations of domestic violence by Manson.
Westworld TV and movie actor Evan Rachel Wood and three other women said in February in social media posts that Manson had abused them. Manson withdrew from his label following the allegations.
The singer and songwriter is known for his gothic inspired black dresses and heavy makeup. His hits include The Dope Show and Personal Jesus.