Jul 9, 2021
Rock star Marilyn Manson has turned himself in to authorities following an arrest warrant being issued in New Hampshire for the alleged sexual assault of a videographer in 2019. Manson, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner, surrendered to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department July 2.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Manson’s surrender follows an agreement over the warrant that was made in late June between the rock star’s attorney and New Hampshire authorities.
Manson is charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault stemming from an alleged incident on August 19, 2019 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, Gilford police said the victim was in the venue’s stage pit area at the time of the alleged assault.
According to the AP, Gilford Police Chief, Anthony J. Bean Burpee, confirmed Thursday that Manson had turned himself in to law enforcement in Los Angeles the week before. Manson was booked and released without bail on the condition of a future court appearance in New Hampshire.
If convicted, the misdemeanor charges can each result in a jail sentence of less than a year and a $2,000 fine.
Los Angeles Police Captain Brent McGuyre also confirmed Manson’s surrender to The Associated Press.
“This is consistent with anybody who has a misdemeanor warrant that is not local,” McGuyre said.
Manson’s lawyer, Howard King, issued a statement about the alleged sexual assault incident to Rolling Stone. King indicated that Manson likes to be “provocative on stage, especially in front of the camera.”
“The misdemeanor claim was pursued after we received a demand from a venue videographer for more than $35,000 after a small amount of spit came into contact with their arm,” King said.
“This whole claim is ludicrous, but we remain committed to cooperating with authorities, as we have done throughout,” he added.
As we noted in a March blog, Manson has faced sexual assault and abuse allegations in the past that were entirely separate from the New Hampshire incident.
Actress Evan Rachel Wood issued a poignant post via Instagram in February alleging that Manson was responsible for grooming her as a teenager and later “horrifically” abusing her for years. The “Westworld” actress revealed details about her traumatic experiences with Manson and showed support for other sexual assault survivors who had recently come forward, such as FKA Twigs (against actor Shia LaBeouf).
Subsequent to Wood’s Instagram post, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department opened an investigation into the accusations against Manson. In early February, via a message seemingly directed at sexual assault survivors, Wood shared instructions via Instagram outlining how to file a police report with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
Marilyn Manson has denied all of the sexual assault allegations made against him.
Following news of the allegations, Manson was dropped from his record label, talent agency, and the recurring role he had on the television show “American Gods.”
Although it can be extremely difficult to relive the traumatic experience of sexual assault by coming forward to report the incident, doing so can also be quite empowering for survivors.
As DLG’s founder and president, Sam Dordulian, has noted, through his experience as a sex crimes prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, and now a civil attorney in private practice, survivors often find great benefit and healing when confronting abusers in court.
“What I’ve found over the years, assisting hundreds of survivors, is that those who have gone through the legal process typically find it very empowering. They were once terrified of this scary predator, but eventually come to realize he’s actually not that intimidating when sitting quietly and meek in a courtroom with deputies standing over him, and is eventually carted away in handcuffs. For the first time, it’s the survivors who are now in control, not the perpetrator. And when a survivor takes back that control from the abuser, it can be incredibly healing. I’ve represented victims on countless occasions who are terrified before taking the stand. However, when they decide to take that step, to walk up, get on the stand and testify before that now meek and incarcerated perpetrator, inevitably they come to magically realize that this awful person who had hurt them so severely no longer has any power,” says Dordulian.
Additionally, survivors shouldn’t be discouraged by the recent outcome of the Cosby criminal trial. It’s important to understand that criminal court is only part of the overall justice system, and many survivors have successfully obtained justice against Cosby in civil court (while additional cases are ongoing).
Unlike criminal court, civil court is an opportunity for survivors of sexual assault to bring a claim on their own terms that seeks to recover financial compensation from the sexual predator.
At Dordulian Law Group (DLG), we’ve assisted countless survivors who have had the courage to take that first step and confront their abuser with a civil claim. When you’re ready to pursue justice on your own terms, we’re here to listen, to believe you, to provide support, and to help develop a winning legal strategy that ensures you recover the maximum financial compensation you deserve.
With over 100 jury trial victories and experience successfully obtaining life sentences against some of the community’s most dangerous sexual predators, Sam Dordulian is the absolute best sex crimes attorney available to survivors in the Los Angeles-area and throughout California.
DLG’s 98% success record and history of recovering more than $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts for clients like you is evidence of the kind of dedication and personalized attention we apply to each and every survivor’s case. At DLG, you’re not just a number – you’re a member of our extended family, and we’re passionate about fighting to secure the justice you deserve.
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When you do make the decision to come forward and report sexual assault or abuse, be selective about which attorney you choose to handle your claim. Your case is an important responsibility, and you deserve to have the confidence and peace of mind that comes from choosing an attorney with the rare level of experience, proven results, and personal dedication that you’ll find in DLG’s Sam Dordulian.
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