MARILYN MANSON Fined In Michigan Assault-And-Battery Case

MARILYN MANSON was fined $4,000 after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault and battery and disorderly conduct charges for gyrating his genitals against a security guard's head during a July 2001 Ozzfest concert, according to Launch.

Michigan District Court Judge Gerald McNally fined MANSON in suburban Detroit on Wednesday (June 19th), but denied a prosecutor's request for jail time and counseling. Earlier, McNally had dismissed a fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct charge, which was a felony with a maximum penalty of two years in prison. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but the defendant agrees to accept the court's punishment.

MANSON is also facing civil charges from a similar incident that occurred in Minneapolis. A security guard who was working a MANSON show claims that during his October 27th, 2000 performance at the Historic Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, MANSON grabbed his head and held it against his gyrating hips. The security guard, David M. Diaz, is suing MANSON for battery and emotional distress to the tune of $75,000.


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