Marilyn Manson has been sentenced to 20 hours of community service after defending videographer Susan Fountain’s claim that he spit on her and blew his nose at her when she was working at one of his concerts in 2019.
Susan’s company, Metronome Media, was contacted to work on Marilyn’s concert in New Hampshire on August 19, 2019, and She said She was in the pit area when the star approached her.
According to the police investigator who reviewed the footage of Marilyn’s party, Marilyn “put her face close to Susan’s camera and spat.”big hall“In her face, which covered her hands with his saliva.
Marilyn, whose real name is Brian Warner, is said to have returned for a second time, covered one nostril, and blew in Susan’s direction. release “A large amount of mucus” on it.
The report also says the footage shows Marilyn “pointing and laughing” at Susan “as she gets down and walks away.” Susan said she went to the bathroom after the incident to wash her arms and hands, which were covered in Marilyn’s bodily fluids.
The star was charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and initially pleaded not guilty with his attorney writing While videographers are often exposed to “accidental contact” with bodily fluids.
Had the case gone to trial, Marilyn could have been sentenced to time in prison and fined $2,000.
The star changed his plea to no contest, meaning that although he is not contesting the charge, he is not admitting guilt either.
Marilyn was asked to appear in court in person on Monday, and spoke to the judge twice – once to confirm his name, and a second time to say he understood the ruling.
In addition to the community service, which the judge allowed Marilyn to perform in her home state of California, Marilyn must pay $1,400 in fines for the misdemeanor, and is also required to notify local police of any future concerts in New Hampshire for the next two years.
In a victim statement, Susan said she felt “humiliated” by the experience, and described Marilyn’s actions as “the most disgusting thing a human being has ever done.”
for every WMUR9“For me, I’m a professional and I’ve been in this industry for 30 years. I’ve worked in a lot of companies, and in all the years I’ve worked with people, ‘I have never been so humiliated or treated as I was by this defendant,'” the statement read.
“For him to spit on me and wipe his nose on me was the most disgusting thing any human being has ever done.” He added: “I understand that this was not a major 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.”
This isn’t the only legal trouble Marilyn has faced in recent years, as the star has also been sued by several women over allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Most of these cases have been settled or dismissed.
“Freelance entrepreneur. Communicator. Gamer. Explorer. Pop culture practitioner.”