A videographer who accuses Marilyn Manson of spitting and blowing his nose on her during a concert in New Hampshire consented to being exposed to bodily fluids, according to an attorney for the musical artist. Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, is charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault stemming from the encounter at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford on Aug. 19, 2019.
According to police, Manson approached videographer Susan Fountain in the venue’s stage pit area, put his face close to her camera and spit at her. He also is accused of blowing his nose on her arm and hands. In court documents made public Tuesday (Sept. 14), Manson’s attorney Kent Barker argues that type of filming Fountain was doing commonly exposes videographers to “incidental contact” with bodily fluids.