CONCORD, New Hampshire –
WARNING: This story contains details that some may find distressing.
Marilyn Manson, who was sentenced to community service for blowing his nose at a cameraman at a 2019 concert in New Hampshire, recently completed his time with an organization that provides meeting space for Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, according to court documents.
The rocker, 55, spent 20 hours last month at the Windsor Club of Glendale, a California nonprofit that provides meeting places for Alcoholics Anonymous and families of alcoholics to “achieve a more meaningful life through recovery,” according to the group’s website.
The Assistance League of Los Angeles filed a certificate of completion with a New Hampshire court on Jan. 30. Manson had to present proof of his service by February 4.
Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge in September in Laconia, about 30 miles north of Concord, the state capital.
A no contest plea means Manson did not contest the charge and did not admit guilt.
He was initially charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault stemming from the encounter with the cameraman at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford on Aug. 19, 2019. The second charge, alleging that he spit on the cameraman, was dropped.
Manson was also fined. He needs to remain free of arrest and notify local police of any actions in New Hampshire for two years.
Prosecutor Andrew Livernois had said it was his first offense and he had no prior record.
Manson initially pleaded not guilty to both charges in 2021. His attorney had said the type of filming the cameraman performed commonly exposed them to “incidental contact” with bodily fluids.
Manson emerged as a music star in the mid-1990s, known as much for generating public controversy as for hit songs like “The Beautiful People” and hit albums like 1996’s “Antichrist Superstar” and 1998’s “Mechanical Animals.”
Last year, a California judge dismissed key sections of Manson’s lawsuit against his ex-fiancée, “Westworld” actor Evan Rachel Wood, alleging that she fabricated public allegations that he sexually and physically abused her during their relationship and She encouraged other women to do the same. She is appealing the ruling. The judge recently ruled that Manson cover Wood’s legal fees, according to Rolling Stone.
Manson’s lawsuit, filed last year, alleges that Wood and another woman named as a defendant, Illma Gore, defamed Manson, intentionally caused him emotional distress and derailed his career in music, television and film.
Several women have sued Manson in recent years with allegations of sexual and other abuse. Most have been dismissed or settled, including a lawsuit filed by “Game of Thrones” actress Esmé Bianco.
The Associated Press does not typically name people who say they have been sexually abused unless they come forward publicly.