New Hampshire State Police have issued a warrant for Marilyn Manson’s arrest for assault, in connection with an incident with a TV reporter at a concert in August 2019, US media reported on Wednesday.

Police said Tuesday that the order has been in effect since October 2019, but noted that despite repeated notifications to Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, the singer has not returned to that state to face the charges for two minor offences.

The charges could each carry a $ 2,000 fine and up to a year in jail. For his part, the musician’s lawyer, Howard King, said in a statement sent to People magazine that it is not a “secret” what “Manson likes to be provocative on stage.”

The 52-year-old Manson is one of the biggest stars in metal and on the sinister side of rock in recent decades, with hits like “Sweet Dreams” and “The Beautiful People.”

As King explained, the charge against Manson was filed as a result of the lawsuit filed by a cameraman for receiving a spit on the singer’s arm. They asked for “evidence of the damage” and “never” got a response, he added.

For the attorney, the entire claim is “Absurd”, but added that “Cooperate” Manson faces, on the other hand, accusations of sexual abuse by the actress Evan Rachel Wood, who was his partner for a time, and by four other women.

The singer denied these accusations because considered them “Horrible distortions of reality” and further maintained that all his intimate relationships were “Spoiled”.

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