Esmé Bianco files lawsuit against Marilyn Manson, alleging rape & sexual assault

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Esmé Bianco has filed a lawsuit against Marilyn Manson alleging the musician raped and sexually assaulted her, Rolling Stone reports.

Bianco, an actress who was on Game of Thrones, had accused Manson of abuse in February. She told ABC News then that the rocker, born Brian Warner, had physically, sexually and psychologically abused her during their three-year relationship.

“I was coerced, I was defrauded, I was transported from the U.K. to the U.S., I was harbored, and then I was coerced into involuntarily servitude, which included sexual abuse and physical abuse,” she said.

The suit also names Warner’s longtime manager, Tony Ciulla, and accuses him and Warner of violating human trafficking laws and forcing Bianco into “unpaid labor” when she was invited from the U.K. to Warner’s house in Los Angeles to star in a music video, only to learn that no video was being filmed. It was during this time, Bianco says, that the abuse began.

“For far too long, my abuser has been left unchecked, enabled by money, fame, and an industry that turned a blind eye,” Bianco says in a statement to Rolling Stone.

“Despite the numerous brave women who have spoken out against Marilyn Manson, countless survivors remain silenced, and some of their voices will never be heard,” she continues. “My hope is that by raising mine, I will help to stop Brian Warner from shattering any more lives and empower other victims to seek their own small measure of justice.”

Bianco made her allegations a week after Warner’s ex-fiancée, Evan Rachel Wood, publicly stated that he had “horrifically abused [her] for years.” Several other woman followed with similar accusations.

Following Wood’s statement, Warner denied the allegations as “horrible distortions of reality.”

Warner’s lawyer and Ciulla’s rep have not responded to Rolling Stone‘s request for comment regarding Bianco’s lawsuit. Ciulla, who’d managed Manson for 25 years, cut ties with him in February.

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