Marilyn Manson Claims The Alleged Victim Consented To Bodily Fluids
According to the publicly released court documents, Marilyn Manson’s lawyer Kent Barker defended him while saying that camerawoman Susan Fountain, who Manson spat on during one of his performances, knew what would happen to her.
As you may recall, in one of his shows, Manson approached camerawoman Susan Fountain and spat on her. The other attendees of the show claimed that he continued to spit even after he saw her disgust. The musician didn’t even stop until Fountain couldn’t stand it and left the concert. This incident became public for the first time when the Gilford Police Department reported that Manson had an active warrant arrest.
After the report, Manson’s lawyer stated that this is a ludicrous claim and the camerawoman was overreacting. Then, Chief Anthony J. Bean Burpee contacted Boston Globe and revealed that Manson is ready to surrender to the police and will hear the victim’s statement. If Manson is found guilty, he will get a jail sentence of up to one year and a $2,000 fine.
According to AP News, Manson’s attorney Kent Barker commented on the spitting incident between Manson and the camerawoman. As mentioned in the court documents, he stated that Fountain consented to expose herself to Manson’s bodily fluids. Barker then highlighted that Manson is famous for his stage shows and antics, including violence and other extreme behaviors.
Kent Barker defended Manson by saying:
“The defendant’s performance for the past twenty years are well known to include shocking and evocative antics similar to those that occurred here. The alleged victim consented to expose herself to potential contact with sweat, saliva, and phlegm in close quarters.”
Consequently, it seems that even though Manson turned himself in after the arrest warrant, he won’t accept that he did it on purpose. Moreover, the case will probably not be finalized with a settlement because Susan Fountain will likely continue claiming that it was an intentional assault.