Marilyn Manson’s lawyer argued that a videographer who accused the musician of spitting and blowing her nose during a concert agreed to be exposed to the body fluids during a recent court hearing.
Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, is charged with two counts of simple assault arising from the meeting at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford on August 19, 2019.
According to police, Manson approached videographer Susan Fountain in the venue’s stage room, put her face close to her camera and spat after her. He is also accused of blowing his nose on her arm and hands.
In court documents released Tuesday, Manson’s attorney, Kent Barker, claims that the type of film that Fountain made exposes videographers to “random contact” with body fluids.
Representatives for Fountain did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
MARILYN MANSON ACCUSED OF SPITTING, BLOWING SNOT ON WOMAN AT CONCERT 2019
“The defendant’s performance over the past twenty years is well known for containing shocking and evocative maneuvers similar to those that took place here,” Barker wrote. “The alleged victim agreed to expose himself to potential contact with sweat, saliva and mucus up close.”
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Barker also said Manson plans to argue that any contact in connection with saliva or sneezing was unintentional.
Manson has pleaded not guilty to the charges, each of which could result in less than a year in prison and a $ 2,000 fine if convicted.
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Manson also faces unrelated allegations of abuse.
Actress Evan Rachel Wood accused Manson of physical and sexual abuse back in February. Her accusations led several women to come forward with similar accusations against the musician.
Manson has denied all allegations of abuse.
The videographer did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.