Jurors Rule For MARILYN MANSON In Civil Battery Trial

Jurors found in favor of MARILYN MANSON in a federal lawsuit accusing the shock rocker of civil battery for pulling a security guard's head toward his crotch and gyrating during a concert, according to the Associated Press.

Manson never contested the accusation, but maintained that it did not constitute battery.

Jurors deliberated for nearly seven hours Friday, and resumed Monday morning.

The incident happened three years ago at the Historic Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. David Diaz, the guard, said he was ridiculed and teased. He sued Manson, whose name is Brian Warner, for more than $75,000 for emotional distress and other injuries.

Manson's defense argued that the incident was part of the rocker's show and didn't harm Diaz or anyone else.

Last year, Manson pleaded no contest in Michigan to being a disorderly person and assault and battery after allegedly gyrating against a security guard at a July 2001 concert. He was ordered to pay fines and costs totaling $4,000.

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