LOS ANGELES (AP) – Game of Thrones actor Esmé Bianco sued Marilyn Manson on Friday for sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
Manson’s attorney called the allegations “demonstrably false”.
In the lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles, Bianco says Manson violated the human trafficking law by bringing her to California from England from England on the false pretext of never-making music videos and films.
The lawsuit alleges that Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, flew Bianco to Los Angeles in 2009 to shoot a video for the song, “I want to kill you like they do in the movie.”
The lawsuit states that Bianco was supposed to stay at Manson’s home instead of the hotel she was booked at, and that there was no crew, just Manson himself shooting with a phone.
Manson deprived Bianco of food and sleep, but gave her alcohol and drugs, locked her in a bedroom, whipped her, gave her electric shocks, tried to force her to have sex with another woman, and threatened to go into her room and shut her up during it rape night, the lawsuit alleges. No video was ever released.
Manson’s attorney Howard E. King replied, “These claims are proven to be false. To be clear, this lawsuit was only brought after my client refused to be shaken off by Ms. Bianco and her lawyer and to give in to their outrageous financial demands based on conduct that just never happened. We will vigorously challenge these allegations in court and are confident that we will prevail. “
Manson and Bianco began a long-distance relationship later in 2009, the lawsuit said.
Manson brought Bianco back to Los Angeles in 2011, ostensibly to appear in his feature film “Phantasmagoria,” although that project never came about.
During that visit, Manson did not allow Bianco to leave the house without his permission, chased her through her apartment with an ax, cut her with a “Nazi knife” without her consent, and photographed the cuts and posted the pictures online, even without hers The lawsuit claims consent.
“It took Ms. Bianco years to understand the extent of Mr. Warner’s physical, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse. Her career has suffered from the deterioration in her mental health, “the lawsuit reads. “To this day, she is concerned with complex post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, depression and panic attacks.”
The Associated Press does not generally identify anyone who claims to have been sexually assaulted. But Bianco said in a statement that she is going public to voice her allegations in hopes that others will do the same.
The lawsuit said Bianco feared for her safety at the time if she did not comply with Manson’s demands and did not go to the authorities. But her attorney, Jay D. Ellwanger, said she has now reached out and spoken to the FBI and local law enforcement.
Bianco first voiced many of the allegations in February. She was one of several women to speak out after actor Evan Rachel Wood said on social media that Manson sexually, physically, and emotionally abused her during their relationship. Manson’s record label and agents dropped him then.
In response to the allegations in February, Manson wrote on Instagram that it was “a terrible distortion of reality.” My intimate relationships with like-minded partners have always been consensual. Regardless of how – and why – others choose to misrepresent the past now, that is the truth. “
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives also said in February that they were investigating allegations of domestic violence against Manson in West Hollywood from 2009 to 2011. They did not identify the woman who made the report.
Bianco played Ros in the first three seasons of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.