"a victory for art"

Marilyn Manson pleads no contest to charges

Shock rocker Marilyn Manson, who was charged with sexual misconduct for allegedly gyrating against a security guard at a concert, pleaded no contest Wednesday to being a disorderly person and assault and battery.

Clarkston District Judge Gerald McNally ordered Manson, whose name is Brian Warner, to pay fines and costs totaling $4,000. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt.

Afterward, Manson said the ruling was fair, adding, "It's a victory for art."

Security guard Joshua Keasler was working on the stage during Manson's July 30, 2001 performance at the DTE Energy Music Theatre when Manson allegedly rubbed his genitals against his neck.

[...] Keasler also has filed a federal lawsuit against the 33-year-old rocker, accusing him of sexual assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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4 Responses:

  1. icis_machine says:

    and now if we could only punish the lead singer of cansandra complex for wearing those tiny pants and shirts and molesting both a security guard and girl, i think i would sleep better at night.

    ack! i'm blind just thinking about it!

  2. anthologie says:

    I'm not saying that what Marilyn Manson did was okay, but if that sort of thing is going to cause you "emotional distress," maybe you shouldn't be working security at a concert venue.

  3. atakra says:

    MAN, what a ripoff! I had to pay nearly 5,000!