A couple of months in the past, Esmé Bianco — who performed Ros on Game of Thrones — detailed allegations of sexual abuse towards Brian Warner, aka Marilyn Manson, with whom she lived for two-and-a-half months. She was one of a number of girls to come back out and inform tales like this after Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood testify about her personal experiences with Manson earlier than Congross in 2018, the place she referred to as what occurred between them “domestic abuse.”
Now, Rolling Stone experiences that Bianco has filed go well with towards Manson in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, alleging sexual abuse and sexual trafficking.
Warning: some of the descriptions from the lawsuit are fairly intense, so proceed with warning.
Esmé Bianco’s claims towards Marilyn Manson and his administration
So far because the sexual assault claims go, Bianco’s lawsuit particulars how “Mr. Warner used drugs, force, and threats of force to coerce sexual acts from Ms. Bianco on multiple occasions.” It additionally states that “Mr. Warner raped Ms. Bianco in or around May 2011” and “committed sexual acts” with Bianco when she was unconscious or unable to consent. The lawsuit additionally lists the methods he sexually , and lists the methods she claims he sexually battered her: “These acts include spanking, biting, cutting, and whipping Ms. Bianco’s buttocks, breasts, and genitals for Mr. Warner’s sexual gratification — all without the consent of Plaintiff.”
Bianco additionally alleges that Manson managed her by giving her medication and depriving her of meals and sleep “in order to weaken her physically and mentally and decrease her ability to refuse him.”
On one event, Mr. Warner chased Plaintiff across the condominium with an ax, smashing holes within the partitions…On one other event, Mr. Warner reduce Ms. Bianco with a Nazi knife throughout intercourse, with out her consent, and photographed the cuts on her physique. He then posted the images on-line with out her consent.
As for the sexual trafficking, Bianco alleges that Warner “employed fraud” in engaging her to come back to the United States to seem in a music video for his music “I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies” in addition to a horror movie Phantasmagoria. The music video was by no means launched and the horror movie by no means made. “He promised work opportunities that never appeared while inserting himself in her visa process,” reads the criticism. “By inserting himself in Ms. Bianco’s visa process, Mr. Warner was able to control Ms. Bianco by threatening to withdraw support if she displeased him.”
In a press release to Rolling Stone, Bianco talked about her position within the Phoenix Act, a California regulation that expands rights for domestic-abuse survivors that’s additionally championed by Evan Rachel Wood. “As millions of survivors like myself are painfully aware, our legal system is far from perfect,” Bianco mentioned. “This is why I co-created the Phoenix Act, a law which gives precious additional healing time to thousands of domestic violence survivors. But while I fight for a more just legal system, I am also pursuing my right to demand my abuser be held to account, using every avenue available to me.”
For far too lengthy, my abuser has been left unchecked, enabled by cash, fame, and an business that turned a blind eye. Despite the quite a few courageous girls who’ve spoken out towards Marilyn Manson, numerous survivors stay silenced, and a few of their voices won’t ever be heard. My hope is that by elevating mine, I’ll assist to cease Brian Warner from shattering any extra lives and empower different victims to hunt their very own small measure of justice.
Bianco can also be suing Ciulla Management, which represented Manson for years earlier than dropping him earlier this 12 months after the allegations of abuse got here to mild. She claims that Ciulla knew about Warner’s abuse however didn’t do something as a result of he was a helpful shopper.
Warner, Ciulla and their attorneys have denied all of Bianco’s claims.
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