‘GoT’ actor Esmé Bianco sues Marilyn Manson, alleging abuse

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Actor Esmé Bianco is suing Marilyn Manson and his former supervisor, Tony Ciulla, for sexual assault, sexual battery and human trafficking, in keeping with a grievance filed Friday in the US District Court docket for the Central District of California.

Bianco, who performed Ros on HBO’s “Recreation of Thrones,” alleges in her lawsuit that the musician (actual title Brian Warner) raped and abused her whereas they have been relationship in 2011. Bianco additionally alleges that Warner, Ciulla and Ciulla’s administration firm violated human trafficking legal guidelines by bringing Bianco from London to Los Angeles for roles in Warner’s film and music video tasks that by no means materialized, all whereas Warner threatened and sexually abused the actress.

Attorneys for Manson and Ciulla stated in statements Friday that the allegations are “provably false” and the case is “offensive and absurd.”

Bianco met Warner in 2005 via an introduction from Warner’s then-fiancée, Dita Von Teese, in keeping with the lawsuit. She alleges that Warner expressed curiosity in casting her, then a burgeoning actor, for a movie venture that continued to be delayed over the subsequent few years. Warner allegedly “made his first sexual overtures” towards Bianco after his divorce in 2007, the lawsuit stated.

Warner introduced Bianco to Los Angeles for the primary time in 2009 to shoot a music video for his music “I Need to Kill You Like They Do within the Motion pictures,” the lawsuit stated. However no crew was on website to movie the video, she alleged, and “she was not offered meals throughout the 4 days … however was given medicine and alcohol.”

She was additionally topic to sleep deprivation, threats and bodily abuse from Warner, in keeping with the lawsuit. “Maybe most horrifyingly,” the lawsuit stated, “Mr. Warner locked Ms. Bianco within the bed room, tied her to a prayer kneeler, and beat her with a whip that Mr. Warner stated was utilized by the Nazis.”

The lawsuit alleges that Warner’s connections throughout the music and movie industries, mixed with the bodily and psychological abuse, discouraged Bianco from talking out in opposition to the musician.

Warner and Bianco started relationship that yr, throughout which period the musician engaged in nonconsensual groping, verbal degradation and sexual battery, paperwork stated. The 2 maintained a long-term relationship, with Warner allegedly bringing Bianco to Los Angeles for video and music tasks that have been by no means recorded.

The abuse continued in 2011 when Warner promised to assist Bianco safe a visa and launch her performing profession within the U.S., in keeping with court docket paperwork. She moved to Los Angeles and lived with Warner, who she alleges “threatened to intervene along with her visa course of” and subjected her to bodily, verbal and psychological abuse. In a single occasion, the lawsuit says, Warner “chased [Bianco] across the condo with an ax, smashing holes within the partitions.”

The lawsuit alleges that Warner “used medicine, drive, and threats of drive to coerce sexual acts” from the actress a number of instances, together with raping her in Might of that yr.

The lawsuit additionally names Ciulla, saying that he — together with Warner’s mates, bandmates and different colleagues — knew about and witnessed the abuse alleged within the doc. Throughout Warner’s mood tantrums, Bianco stated, she contacted Ciulla, who stopped representing Warner after 25 years as soon as allegations in opposition to the musician have been made public in February.

Bianco alleges that Ciulla’s administration firm knew of the abuse and “benefited financially from permitting this abuse to proceed.”

“These claims are provably false,” stated Warner’s lawyer, Howard E. King, in an announcement to The Occasions. “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. We’ll vigorously contest these allegations in court docket and are assured that we’ll prevail.”

Edwin F. McPherson, an lawyer who represents Ciulla Administration, instructed The Occasions, “This try to contain Ciulla Administration on this motion will not be solely legally meritless but in addition offensive and absurd. We stay up for formally contesting these utterly frivolous allegations.”

Bianco additionally launched an announcement after the grievance was filed.

“For much too lengthy my abuser has been left unchecked, enabled by cash, fame and an trade that turned a blind eye,” she stated. “Regardless of the quite a few courageous girls who’ve spoken out in opposition to 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 is an advocate and co-creator of the Phoenix Act, a regulation that provides home violence survivors an exception on the statute of limitations. She is searching for punitive, compensatory and precise damages to be decided by the court docket, along with her authorized charges and prices.

The lawsuit comes after a sequence of sexual and bodily abuse accusations in opposition to Warner, who can be the goal of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s legal investigation into home violence allegations. Actress Evan Rachel Wooden spoke out in February concerning the abuse she endured when she was with Warner.

The musician has since been dropped by his document label and the Artistic Artists Company.

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