Marilyn Manson Pleads No Contest To Alleged Spitting Incident

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Back in 2021, Marilyn Manson was charged with two counts of simple assault for allegedly spitting on a videographer.

According to a police affidavit (as shared by Associated Press), back in 2019 during a concert he was performing, Manson approached this videographer and, coming up close to her camera, spat a “big lougee” at her. The cameraperson claims this lougee got on both her hands. She also accused the shock-rocker of blowing his nose on her arm and hands at another point that evening.

In response to these two alleged interactions, the videographer decided to press charges against the shock-rocker.

In regard to this ongoing legal matter, a new update has recently come out. As reported by Associated Press, per a filing from his attorney, Manson will plead no contest to this case.

If this plea is accepted – it is up to a judge to decide whether it is or isn’t – Manson will face a $1,200 fine, with part of it suspended, and face 20 hours of community service. The plea is expected to enter the Belknap County Superior Court this upcoming Thursday.

Back in 2021, Marilyn Manson initially pleaded “not guilty,” with his lawyer Kent Barker providing the initial comment: “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.”

If the rocker had gone to trial over these charges, he could have been sentenced to some jail time and could have had to pay a $2,000 fine if convicted.

We will keep you posted on this story as it develops.

In other news related to Marilyn Manson, this past May, a judge threw out key claims in his defamation lawsuit against Evan Rachel Wood, the latter who has named the rocker as her abuser.