Marilyn Manson Gets Fine and Community Service in Misdemeanor Simple Assault Case

Manson blew his nose on a concert videographer in New Hampshire in an “egregious” assault, a judge said
Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson, February 2020 (Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Marilyn Manson has been sentenced to 20 hours of community service and a fine of about $1,400 for spitting and blowing his nose on a concert videographer, The Associated Press reports. The incident took place at a 2019 concert in Gilford, New Hampshire. Manson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor simple assault charge after turning himself in to authorities some 18 months after his arrest warrant was issued.

In a court statement read in her absence, the videographer, Susan Fountain, said, “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.” The judge described the assault as “egregious,” according to The Associated Press.

Manson must also alert police to any concerts planned for New Hampshire for the next two years and complete his community service by Sunday, February 4, 2024. He is permitted to carry out the service in California, where he resides.

When reached by Pitchfork, a representative for Marilyn Manson offered no comment.