Manson: Indecent Exposure

09/24/1997 at 12:00 AM EDT

No stranger to controversy, Marilyn Manson, 32, has been charged with two counts of public indecency in Italy, according to reports. The shock rocker, whose "Guns, God and Government" tour has been traveling through Europe, was cited in Rome with indecent exposure due to his skimpy onstage outfits (he's been known to wear costumes that bare his buttocks). An Interscope Records spokesperson revealed to SonicNet that approximately 20 police officers surrounded and detained Manson on Monday after a performance at the Palaghiaccio in Rome. On Tuesday, authorities in Bologna reportedly charged Manson with another count of public indecency, stemming from a separate incident on June 20, 1999 at a festival in Imola, Italy. No court dates have been set yet and Manson will continue the rest of his European tour as planned. Manson and longtime fiancee, actress Rose McGowan, broke up in January after citing differences in their lifestyles.

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