Blaming himself for a mistake that led to the judge’s dismissal in February, the operator’s attorney is seeking reinstatement of a lawsuit filed against Marilyn Manson alleging that the shock rocker spat and blew a substance out of the plaintiff’s nose. during a 2019 concert in New Hampshire.
When Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Audra Maury dismissed Susan Fontaine’s lawsuit on Feb. 15, she did so “without prejudice,” meaning the door to a subsequent reopening of the case is not yet closed. Neither the lawyer nor the party to the case appeared that day for the scheduled date of the trial.
On Friday, Fontaine’s lawyer, Jennifer Klingo, filed court papers, explaining to Maury that health issues and her own mistakes were the reason she failed to meet court dates.
“If the case is dismissed in its entirety, my mistake, negligence and negligence will cause Ms Fontaine serious damage,” Klingo says in a sworn statement in support of his motion to reinstate the case, which Maury is due to hear on Monday. July 6th “Miss. Fountain did not make any mistake and should not be punished as a result of my failure to receive a court notice and check the status of the case in court.”
Klingo says that in her 22 years of legal practice, no judge has ever fined her or dismissed any of her cases. She says she wants a kidney transplant.
“I believe my current state of health played a role in my mistake, negligence and/or neglect in not progressing properly on this case and missing scheduled dates,” says Klingo, who also says her physical the condition impaired her ability to give Manson a suit.
Fontaine’s lawsuit alleged assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She worked in front of the stage at Manson’s concert at the Bank of New Hampshire pavilion in Guildford, New Hampshire on August 18, 2019, and stood on a platform and case to try and get the best shots, according to the lawsuit. brought in August 2021.
At around 8:15 p.m., Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, approached Fountain, leaned over and spat at her camera lens, splashing her right arm, according to the suit.
The costume said that the camera lens and lens hood should be cleaned.
“RS. Fountain was shocked and outraged by (Manson’s) behavior,” the lawsuit says.
According to the lawsuit, a director who was nearby called the incident “gross and disgusting.”
After Fountain resumed her work, Manson approached her again, but this time she quickly left the platform to avoid another incident, and the singer left, according to the lawsuit. The veteran cameraman then began filming at a higher angle, according to the suit.
However, Manson, now 54, then abruptly turned around and approached Fountain again and blew the substance into her from one of his nostrils, according to the suit. According to the lawsuit, an angry Fountain swore at Manson.
“(Manson) taunted and pointed at Ms. Fontaine while laughing in her face,” the lawsuit states.
The alleged attack was recorded on the auditorium’s large monitors, and some fans who recorded what Manson did later posted their video to YouTube, the lawsuit says.
“After being humiliated and attacked with bodily fluids, she immediately left the pit and went to the toilet,” the lawsuit says, which also stated that the plaintiff was wearing short sleeves and short trousers.
Unable to continue her work until the end of the event, Fontaine later underwent two tests over the course of several months to ensure she had not contracted any infectious diseases, the lawsuit says.