Los Angeles (AFP) – Game of Thrones actor Esmé Bianco filed a lawsuit against Marilyn Manson on Friday, alleging sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
In the lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles, Bianco said Manson violated the Human Trafficking Act by being brought to California from England under false pretenses with roles in music videos and films that never materialized.
An email asking for comment from an attorney like Manson previously was not immediately returned. Manson said earlier this year that all of his intimate relationships were completely consensual.
The lawsuit alleges that in 2009, Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, flew Bianco to Los Angeles to shoot a video for the song, “I Want To Kill You Like They Do In Movies.”
The lawsuit says that Bianco was expected to stay at the Manson House instead of the hotel she booked in, and there was no staff, only Manson himself shooting with the phone.
Manson deprived Bianco of food and sleep despite giving her alcohol and drugs, locking her in a bedroom, whipping, electrocuting her, trying to force her to have sex with another woman and threatening her to enter her room and rape her during the night. The suit claims. No video has been released.
The lawsuit says the two began a long-distance relationship later that year.
Manson brought Bianco back to Los Angeles in 2011, ostensibly to appear in his feature film “Phantasmagoria,” although this project never materialized.
During that visit, Manson did not allow Bianco to leave the house without his permission, chased her around their apartment with an ax, cut it with a “Nazi knife” without her consent, and photographed the wounds and posted pictures on the Internet, also without her consent. , And the lawsuit claims.
“Ms. Bianco has taken years to understand the extent of Mr. Warner’s physical, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse. The lawsuit says:” Her career has suffered due to deteriorating mental health. “” She deals with complex PTSD, anxiety, depression and panic attacks to this day as a result. “
The Associated Press does not generally identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted, but Bianco said in a statement that it is stepping up to publicly publish its allegations in the hope that others will do the same.
Bianco first broadcast several allegations in February. She was one of several women who spoke out after actress Evan Rachel Wood said on social media that Manson had sexually, physically, and emotionally abused her during their relationship. Manson Records and his agents dropped him at the time.
Responding to the allegations in February, Manson wrote on Instagram that “these recent allegations about me are a terrible distortion of reality. My intimate relationships have always been completely compatible with like-minded partners. Regardless of how – and why – others now choose to twist the past, that’s the truth.”
Los Angeles County Police investigators also said in February that they are investigating allegations of domestic violence against Manson dating from 2009 to 2011 in West Hollywood. They did not specify the woman who submitted the report.
Bianco’s attorney did not immediately respond to an email on Friday asking if she had reported any to the police allegations in the lawsuit.
Bianco played the role of Ros in the first three seasons of “Game of Thrones” on HBO.
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