Spin Editor Sues Marilyn Manson For $24 Million

Outside of ODB's legal team, the hardest working lawyers in show business may be those representing fashionably apocalyptic rocker Marilyn Manson.

Manson's council was served with its latest round of court papers on Monday, as Spin editor Craig Marks filed a $24 million lawsuit against Manson, his label, Interscope Records, and a security firm responsible for providing the musician with bodyguards, according to the Associated Press.

The civil suit is just the latest action brought against the singer and his entourage for allegedly roughing-up Marks backstage after a Marilyn Manson concert in New York last September (see "Did Manson 'Spin' Out Of Control?").

A few weeks after the incident, Vibe/Spin Ventures, the company that publishes "Spin" magazine, among others, announced that it would be pursuing criminal action against Manson (see "Magazine Publisher Seeks Criminal Charges For Recent

Attacks"), although police have yet to formally arrest anyone involved in the melee.

Despite the latest legal salvo, Manson is expected to keep to his original tour schedule, which takes him to Japan, New Zealand and Australia in January before kicking off another North American road stint in March.