Marilyn Manson has pleaded not guilty to two charges of misdemeanor assault, Billboard reports. The arrest warrant was originally issued by New Hampshire’s Gilford Police Department in October 2019, but wasn’t announced to the public until May of this year. The charges are tied to an alleged incident at Manson’s August 18, 2019 concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. After Manson surrendered himself to police in July and was subsequently released, the musician’s attorney filed the plea and a waiver of arraignment in Laconia District Court.
The incident involved Manson allegedly spitting at a videographer during a concert. Manson is facing potential jail sentence (maximum one year) and a maximum fine of $2000. After the arrest warrant was made public in May, an attorney for Manson called the charges “ludicrous” in an email to The New York Times.