Marilyn Manson Sentenced to Pay Fine + Community Service For Blowing Nose on Videographer

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Roughly four years after the matter took place, a New Hampshire judge has issued an official sentence regarding a 2019 incident where shock-rocker Marilyn Manson allegedly spit on a videographer. In 2021, following this incident, Manson (legal name Brian Warner) was charged with two counts of simple assault.

According to a police affidavit (as shared by Associated Press), at a concert of his which took place in Gilford, NH, Manson approached this videographer and, coming up to her camera, spat a “big lougee” at her. The camera person claims the lougee got on both her hands, and also alleges that Manson blew his nose on her arm and hands at another point in the night.

Back in July 2022, Manson pleaded no contest to this alleged incident. At the time of that reporting, it was noted that, if his plea was accepted, the shock-rocker could face community service and a fine.

Now, in a new update from WMUR, a judge has issued a ruling regarding this matter – Manson is required to pay a fine and will have to do community service.

The fine will cost Manson $1,200 and he will have to complete 20 hours of community service. The New Hampshire judge overseeing this case has provided the rocker permission to complete these hours in California; he has six months to complete his community service. He’s also required to let New Hampshire authorities know if he’s ever back in the state for a concert for the next two years.

Upon leaving the court, Manson told WMUR that, as part of his community service time, he wants to work with people in recovery.

The prosecutor notes that the camera person Manson allegedly spit on did not object to the terms of the plea agreement.

During a video recording of the trial, Belknap County Attorney Andrew Livernois recounted the events that allegedly took place in 2019 (as transcribed by WMUR):

“During that song, at one point, he approached the camera, looked into the lens and spit at the camera and struck the camera operator with saliva. He approached the camera again, and this time, he expelled matter from his nose at the camera, striking the woman again this time.”

In court, the following victim-impact statement was read by a victim’s advocate, on behalf of the camera person:

“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.”

Upon issuing Manson’s sentence, the judge called the shock-rocker’s alleged actions at the show “egregious.”

When asked by WMUR if he wanted to issue an apology to the videographer, Manson remained silent. You can view video footage of Marilyn Manson’s court hearing by following this link here.