Actor Esme Bianco, Marilyn Manson settle sex abuse lawsuit

Streaming HUBJanuary 25, 2023

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Game of Thrones” actor Esme Bianco has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit with rocker Marilyn Manson alleging sexual, physical and emotional abuse, lawyers for both sides said Wednesday. Told.

Bianco reached the settlement in his lawsuit against Manson and his record company to “move on with his life and career,” attorney Jay Ellwanger said in an email.

Manson’s attorney Howard King also confirmed the settlement in an email. He previously said that the actions alleged in the lawsuit “simply never happened” and were “provably false”.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles in 2021, Bianco said Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, lured her from England to California in 2009 and 2011 under false pretenses of roles in music videos and films. Violated human trafficking law. Which never materialized.

The suit alleges that Manson deprived Bianco of food and sleep, drugged her with alcohol and drugs, locked her in a bedroom, whipped her, bit her, gave her electric shocks, sexually assaulted her with another woman. Tried to force her to have sex and threatened to enter her room and raped her at night.

A Tuesday court filing says the request for dismissal, which is subject to a judge’s approval, will be filed within the next 45 days. Details of the terms were not released.

Two similar lawsuits against Manson, one filed by a former assistant, another by a model, have been dismissed by judges while at least one more remains pending.

In September, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department handed over a 19-month criminal investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of women against Manson, but prosecutors said that would happen before they could decide whether he should be charged, and Evidence needs to be collected.

Manson is also suing his former fiancee, Evan Rachel Wood, alleging the “Westworld” actor used false accusations with a friend and other women to come forward about him.

In a court declaration, Wood stated that he never pressured anyone to make false allegations against Manson.

Bianco and others fueled their allegations in early 2021 after Wood said on social media that Manson abused her sexually, physically and emotionally during their relationship. At that point Manson’s record label and agents dropped him.

Wood detailed his experience with Manson in an HBO documentary, “Phoenix Rising,” which aired last year.

The Associated Press typically does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted until they come out publicly, as Bianco and Wood have done.

Bianco played Rose in the first three seasons of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.


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