Originally filed in 2019, and following a prior dismissal, a civil lawsuit against Marilyn Manson over an alleged nose-blowing incident has been reinstated.
In official documents obtained by Rolling Stone, on Thursday (11.02,) Judge Anne Hwang ruled that the original suit filed against the embattled rocker in August 2021 and dismissed in February 2023 could be reinstated following an appeal.
In a Los Angeles court, plaintiff Susan Fountain originally submitted a complaint against the musician (born Brian Warner,) for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Four years ago on August 18, Fountain was working as a camera operator at Manson’s Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion concert in Gilford, New Hampshire when the singer “crouched down, leaned forward, and brought his face level with (her) camera lens” and allegedly “expectorated sputum” onto the lens, causing “saliva to be sprayed on Ms. Fountain’s right hand”.
The avant garde rocker allegedly waged a “second bodily fluid attack” and “occluded one of his nostrils and expelled bodily fluids right onto Ms. Fountain”.
In the New Hampshire criminal case, Manson pleaded no contest to one count of assault and in September was ordered to serve 20 hours of community service before 4 February 2024 and pay a $1,400 fine.
The latest in a list of legal issues surrounding Manson over the past two and a half years, the musician’s career has been in question after he was accused of sexual assault by multiple women in 2021. The singer/songwriter has always maintained his innocence and is still fighting lawsuits relating to the claims.