Esmé Bianco reached a private agreement with Marilyn Manson to terminate her sexual abuse case
According to The Hollywood Reporter, marilyn mansonalso know as Brian Hugh Warner, settled a lawsuit filed in 2021 by Esme Biancoactress of game of Throneswho accused him of sexual, physical and psychological abuse that he suffered during the course of their relationship.
Esme Bianco she is one of four women who have filed civil lawsuits against the artist that include allegations of domestic abuse, sexual assault and fraudulent offers of roles in music videos and other projects. This is the first lawsuit to be settled, although she didn’t really make it to a trial.
Esmé Bianco decides to fix everything in private
The lawsuit you filed Esme Bianco in April 2021, alleged that marilyn manson tricked her with bogus job offers to get her to go to The Angels. Once the model and actress introduced herself to the singer, he threatened her and committed violent sexual acts against her, and subjected her to a series of torture “as part of a music video” that was never released.
Even though marilyn manson strongly denied his accusations, recently Esmé Bianco decided to expand the lawsuit to accuse the singer of having hindered a job offer that the actress received with the group Deftones, since he assured that Manson threatened the band with “affect your tour” if they went ahead with the labor agreement they had with the actress.
However, the actress’s lawyer, Jay Ellwanger, announced through a statement that the measure of the agreement was taken “to move on with his life and his career” and the details will not be disclosed. This strategy is not new and some experts in domestic violence They claim that it is a strategy for silence victims. To give some examples, you know that Harvey Weinstein offered money to keep the cases private, casey affleck also resolved their accusations privately and initially Johnny Depp sought to reach such a personal agreement with Amber Heard in 2016.
According to documents filed in the lawsuit, the celebrity couple started a relationship in 2011Y Esme Bianco ensures that marilyn manson he began sexually and psychologically abusing her soon after. On one occasion, manson cut Esmé Bianco with a knife during a sexual act without her consent, photographed the cuts on her body, and then posted the photos on social media. Although the actress repeatedly tried to end the relationship, Manson allegedly threatened to revoke her visa after she escaped from her apartment while he was sleeping.
It wasn’t until 2021 that a federal judge overseeing the case refused to dismiss the lawsuit and the legal process began. “Warner is alleged to be an influential recording artist with connections in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles,” says the lawsuit. “A reasonable jury could find that the effects of Warner’s alleged wrongdoing, including the perceived threat to Plaintiff’s safety, immigration status, and career, persisted years after her last contact with Warner.”
Marilyn Manson still faces other charges
Although Bianco’s lawsuit was settled, marilyn manson it is still in the midst of several similar lawsuits from other women. Including that of rape and sexual assault by his ex-girlfriend Ashley Morgan Smithline and his ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood.
Initially, Wood shared an Instagram post on February 1, 2021, to reveal the abuse he faced from the singer. “My abuser’s name is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started harassing me since he was young and he abused me for years”, the actress wrote. “I was brainwashed and manipulated into letting myself submit. I’m sick of living in fear of reprisals, slander or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and bring attention to the many industries that have allowed him to, before he can ruin more lives.”
Secondly, Ashley Morgan Smithline accused him of rape, domestic abuse and assault. However, the singer denied all the accusations and countersued Wood for defamation for the accusations. In the document, Manson alleged that the actress and “your on-off romantic partner” Ashley Gore they have “publicly catalogued” as a “rapist and abuser, a malicious falsehood that has derailed the singer’s successful music, television and film career.”