Marilyn Manson’s lawyer claims videographer consented to bodily fluid exposure – Billboard
A videographer who accuses Marilyn Manson of spitting at her and blowing her nose during a concert in New Hampshire has consented to be exposed to bodily fluids, according to an attorney for the musical artist. Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, is charged with two counts of common assault resulting from the meeting at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford on August 19, 2019.
According to police, Manson approached videographer Susan Fountain in the booth area of the stage, put her face close to her camera and spat on it. He is also accused of blowing his nose on his arm and hands. In court documents released Tuesday, September 14, Manson’s attorney Kent Barker says the type of filming Fountain was doing generally exposes videographers to “accidental contact” with bodily fluids.
“The accused’s performances over the past twenty years are well known to include shocking and evocative antics similar to what has occurred here,” Barker wrote. “The alleged victim has consented to be exposed to potential contact with nearby sweat, saliva and phlegm.” Barker also said Manson plans to argue that any contact related to spitting or sneezing was unintentional. Manson has pleaded not guilty to the charges, each of which could carry a jail term of less than a year and a fine of $ 2,000 if convicted.
Manson is currently being sued by four women who claim he sexually, physically and emotionally assaulted them; Manson has denied the charges.