Marilyn Manson finishes New Hampshire community service sentence for blowing nose on videographer

Marilyn Manson, who was sentenced to community service for blowing a videographer’s nose at a concert in New Hampshire in 2019, recently joined Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, an organization that provides meeting space, according to court documents. completed his work.

Last month, the 55-year-old shock rocker joined Alcoholics Anonymous and a California-based organization that provides families of alcoholics with a meeting place to “achieve more meaningful lives through recovery,” according to the group’s website. He spent 20 hours at the nonprofit Windsor Club of Glendale.

The certificate of completion was filed in New Hampshire court on January 30 by the Los Angeles Aid League. Manson had until February 4 to provide proof of his work.

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Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges in September in Laconia, about 30 miles north of the state capital, Concord.

A no contest statement means Manson did not contest the charges or admit guilt.

He was originally charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault stemming from an encounter with a videographer on Aug. 19, 2019, at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Guilford, but he was accused of spitting on the videographer. A second charge, alleging spitting, was dropped.

Music artist Marilyn Manson is seen in Belknap Superior Court on September 18, 2023 in Laconia, New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Manson was also fined. He must remain evasive and report any performances in New Hampshire to local police for two years.

Prosecutor Andrew Livenois said this was his first offense and he had no previous history.

Manson initially pleaded not guilty to both charges in 2021. Manson’s lawyers said the type of filming the videographer was doing typically exposes the videographer to possible “incidental contact” with bodily fluids.

Manson emerged as a musical star in the mid-1990s, gaining popularity with hit songs such as “The Beautiful People” and hit albums such as 1996’s “Antichrist Superstar” and 1998’s “Mechanical Animals.” It is also known for causing controversy.

Last year, a California judge threw out key parts of a lawsuit against Manson’s ex-fiancée, “Westworld” actor Evan Rachel Wood, alleging that Manson had sexually and physically abused her and other women during their relationship. He claimed that he had fabricated public suspicions that he had encouraged others to commit similar acts. He is appealing this decision. According to Rolling Stone, a judge recently ruled that Manson must pay Wood’s legal costs.


Manson’s lawsuit, filed last year, alleges Wood and another woman named as a defendant, Irma Gore, defamed Manson, intentionally inflicted emotional distress on him, and threatened his career in music, television, and film. He claims to have driven him crazy.

In recent years, several women have accused Manson of sexual and other abuse. Most of the lawsuits, including one brought by “Game of Thrones” actor Esme Bianco, have been dismissed or settled.

The Associated Press typically does not publish the names of victims of sexual abuse unless they come forward publicly.