He might like to shock people with, ooh, his eyeliner and stuff, but there's one shock that Marilyn Manson doesn't want to spring on people: just how much cash he's made from dressing up like a Target Halloween demon every day.
He's trying to stop the legal team representing disgruntled former goth-in-arms Stephen Bier from forcing financial details into the public realm as part of their bid to claw back some earnings:
Bier's response misses the point a little:
He also drinks absinthe and openly discusses his friends' and band members' sexual proclivities, as well, Bier claims.
We've not quite been able to puzzle out why drinking absinthe means that everyone has, automatically, a right to see your bank statements.