Signing autographs and taking pictures with three fans who attended his arraignment Friday (September 21) in suburban Detroit, Marilyn Manson stood mute on criminal sexual conduct and assault-and-battery charges. The shock-rocker posted $25,000 personal bail at the 52nd District Court in Clarkston, Michigan, and will return for another arraignment on November 9 in Oakland County Circuit Court.
The charges stem from a July 30 OzzFest appearance at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, at which a security guard alleges that Manson rubbed his genitals on the guard’s neck and body.
Manson-who had been out of the country until earlier this month-wore a black shirt, black pants with gray pinstripes, black shoes with three-inch heels, blue sunglasses, and white pancake makeup to the hearing. He and his manager Tony Ciulla took a 2 a.m. PT flight from Los Angeles to Detroit for the arraignment, and flew back Friday afternoon.
Manson, who’s in preproduction for his next album, made no comments to the press or to Judge Gerald E. McNally, who cautioned the rocker not to repeat the alleged actions between now and his return to Michigan. Manson did, however, shake hands with Detective Dirk Finley, the arresting officer.
Manson’s attorney, Walter Piszczatowski, has indicated that they’ll plead innocent.