Marilyn Manson has quietly settled a lawsuit filed by a security guard who claimed the rocker had assaulted him by rubbing his penis on his head in 2001.

At the time that the charges were brought by the Michigan man, Manson had pleaded no contest to the incident and paid a $4,000 (GBP2,200) fine.

According to America's NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, Manson and the guard, JOSHUA KEASLER, settled the claim for a confidential amount on 29 January (04), but it wasn't reported until well after the fact.

No other details were disclosed.

07/10/2004 08:54