‘Sport of Thrones’ star Esme Bianco sues Marilyn Manson alleging sexual assault, trafficking and abuse

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'Game of Thrones' star Esme Bianco sues Marilyn Manson alleging sexual assault, trafficking and abuse

2021-05-01 01:41:44

Esmé Bianco is suing Marilyn Manson for alleged sexual assault and sexual battery three months after publicly accusing the rocker of bodily and psychological abuse.

The “Sport of Thrones” actress filed a grievance in a Los Angeles federal court docket on Friday. In it, Bianco, 38, alleges Manson – whose actual identify is Brian Hugh Warner – on a number of cases bodily, sexually, psychologically and emotionally abused her.

The grievance additionally alleges that Warner and his former supervisor violated the Trafficking Victims Safety Reauthorization Act when Warner used fraud to deliver Bianco to the U.S., after which alleges Warner made threats of power and carried out violent sexual acts on her to which she didn’t consent.

“Mr. Warner used medication, power, and threats of power to coerce sexual acts from Ms. Bianco on a number of events,” the detailed grievance reads, based on Deadline. Bianco was concerned with Manson from 2009 to someday in 2013 and in her submitting, the British-born actress claims by means of her lawyer Jay Ellwanger, “Mr. Warner raped Ms. Bianco in or round Could 2011.”

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Marilyn Manson was dropped by his file label after his ex-fiancé, actress Evan Rachel Wooden, accused him of sexual and different bodily abuse. (Photograph by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

“Ms. Bianco was properly conscious of the violence Mr. Warner might dole out if she fought again, having been on the receiving finish of his mood many instances,” the grievance reads. “He additionally equipped medication to Ms. Bianco and disadvantaged her of sleep and meals to be able to weaken her bodily and mentally and reduce her skill to refuse him. Mr. Warner dedicated sexual acts with Ms. Bianco when she was unconscious or in any other case unable to consent.”

In a press release to Fox Information issued by means of her consultant, Bianco stated, “As thousands and thousands of survivors like myself are painfully conscious, our authorized system is much from excellent. This is the reason I co-created the Phoenix Act, a regulation which provides treasured extra therapeutic time to hundreds of home violence survivors. However whereas I struggle for a extra simply authorized system, I’m additionally pursuing my proper to demand my abuser be held to account, utilizing each avenue accessible to me.”

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The actress continued: “For a lot too lengthy my abuser has been left unchecked, enabled by cash, fame and an trade that turned a blind eye. Regardless of the quite a few courageous ladies 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.”

Esmé Bianco is suing Marilyn Manson for alleged sexual assault and sexual battery three months after publicly accusing the rocker of physical and psychological abuse. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Esmé Bianco is suing Marilyn Manson for alleged sexual assault and sexual battery three months after publicly accusing the rocker of bodily and psychological abuse. (Photograph by Taylor Hill/Getty Photos)

Bianco’s lawyer additionally stated in a press release that he’s “impressed by Ms. Bianco’s braveness and dedication to holding Brian Warner accountable.”

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“Whereas we perceive that the prison investigations are nonetheless ongoing, it is important that we pursue each doable avenue to carry him accountable for the horrific acts he dedicated,” Ellwanger added.

For her alleged struggling, Bianco is asking for a large number of damages from the court docket because the actress’ profession “suffered as a result of deterioration of her psychological well being brought on by Mr. Warner.” She additionally “offers with advanced Submit-Traumatic Stress Dysfunction, nervousness, melancholy, and panic assaults to at the present time because of this,” reads the grievance.

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In a press release to Fox Information on Friday, Manson’s lawyer Howard King referred to as the allegations “provably false.”

“To be clear, this swimsuit was solely filed after my consumer refused to be shaken down by Ms. Bianco and her lawyer and provides in to their outrageous monetary calls for based mostly on conduct that merely by no means occurred,” added King. “We are going to vigorously contest these allegations in court docket and are assured that we’ll prevail.”

fox Information’ Melissa Roberto and Marta Dhanis contributed to this report.

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