Actor Esmé Bianco sues Marilyn Manson, alleging sexual abuse
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Recreation of Thrones” actor Esmé Bianco sued Marilyn Manson on Friday, alleging sexual, bodily and emotional abuse.
Within the lawsuit filed in federal courtroom in Los Angeles, Bianco says that Manson violated human trafficking regulation by bringing her to California from England beneath the false pretenses of roles in music movies and films that by no means materialized.
An e-mail searching for remark from an legal professional who has beforehand represented Manson was not instantly returned. Manson stated earlier this yr that every one of his intimate relationships have been totally consensual.
The lawsuit alleges that in 2009, Manson, whose authorized identify is Brian Warner, flew Bianco to Los Angeles to shoot a video for the track, “I need to kill you want they do within the motion pictures.”
The swimsuit says that Bianco was anticipated to remain at Manson’s house as a substitute of the lodge the place she had been booked, and there was no crew, solely Manson himself taking pictures with a telephone.
Manson disadvantaged Bianco of meals and sleep although gave her alcohol and medicines, locked her in a bed room, whipped her, gave her electrical shocks, tried to pressure her to have intercourse with one other lady and threatened to enter her room and rape her in the course of the evening, the swimsuit alleges. No video was ever launched.
The 2 started a long-distance relationship later that yr, the swimsuit says.
Manson once more introduced Bianco to Los Angeles in 2011, ostensibly to look in his characteristic movie “Phantasmagoria,” although that challenge additionally by no means materialized.
Throughout that go to, Manson wouldn’t permit Bianco to depart house with out his permission, chased her round their house with an ax, reduce her with a “Nazi knife” with out her consent and photographed the cuts and posted the images on-line, additionally with out her consent, the lawsuit alleges.
“It took Ms. Bianco years to know the extent of Mr. Warner’s bodily, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse. Her profession suffered as a result of deterioration of her psychological well being,” the swimsuit says. “She offers with complicated Publish-Traumatic Stress Dysfunction, anxiousness, melancholy, and panic assaults to today consequently.”
The Related Press usually doesn’t establish individuals who say they’ve been sexually assaulted, however Bianco stated in a press release that she is coming ahead publicly to air her allegations with hopes that others will do the identical.
The lawsuit stated that on the time, Bianco feared for her security if she did not adjust to Manson’s calls for, and didn’t go to authorities. However her legal professional Jay D. Ellwanger stated she has now come ahead and spoken to the FBI and native regulation enforcement.
Bianco first aired lots of the allegations in February. She was one in every of a number of girls who spoke out after actor Evan Rachel Wooden stated on social media that Manson sexually, bodily and emotionally abused her throughout their relationship. Manson’s report label and brokers dropped him on the time.
In response to the allegations in February, Manson wrote on Instagram that “these current claims about me are horrible distortions of actuality. My intimate relationships have at all times been totally consensual with like-minded companions. No matter how — and why — others are actually selecting to misrepresent the previous, that’s the fact.”
Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives additionally stated in February that they had been investigating home violence allegations towards Manson courting from 2009 to 2011 in West Hollywood. They didn’t establish the girl who made the report.
Bianco performed Ros within the first three seasons of HBO’s “Recreation of Thrones.”
Comply with AP Leisure Author Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton