An Oakland County (Michigan) judge has refused to remove another judge from the assault case involving MARILYN MANSON, clearing the way for a likely resolution of the case.Rochester District Judge Julie Nicholson, of the 52nd District Court, was asked to disqualify Clarkston District Judge Gerald McNally. Prosecutors argued that McNally should be disqualified because he suggested he would fine MANSON $2,000 on two misdemeanor charges. Prosecutors said Monday they likely won't appeal Nicholson's ruling. Defense attorney Walter Piszczatowski said his client will likely plead to the misdemeanor and be done with the case. "It's the correct ruling," Piszczatowski told The Oakland Press in Pontiac for a Tuesday story. MANSON was arrested after a July 30th, 2001 performance at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Prosecutors allege that he assaulted a security guard there by rubbing his genitals against the guard's neck. In December, the charges were reduced from fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault and battery to disorderly conduct punishable by up to 90 days in jail. MANSON is expected to appear in court in Oakland County on June 14th.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.