Actress Esmé Bianco (“Game Of Thrones”) has filed a lawsuit against Marilyn Manson and his former manager Tony Ciulla. This news comes after she previously accused the singer of abuse and human trafficking.
According to Rolling Stone, Bianco filed the suit in a California court earlier today (April 30) and it says that the shock rocker drugged, tortured and raped her from 2009 to 2011. This includes cutting her “with a Nazi knife during sex,” using “drugs, force, and threats of force to coerce sexual acts from Ms. Bianco on multiple occasions,” engaging in sexual acts while she was unable to give consent, and “spanking, biting, cutting, and whipping Ms. Bianco’s buttocks, breasts, and genitals… all without the consent of Plaintiff.”
Bianco also alleged that Manson and Ciulla “violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act” by “bringing her from London to Los Angeles under the pretense that she would be acting in a music video that never came out and a film that was never made.” She also added that since the singer sponsored her work visa, he “was able to control [her] by threatening to withdraw support if she displeased him.”
The suit also said that Manson would force Bianco into “unpaid labor,” which included “serving and preparing food for [him] and his guests, cleaning his apartment, consulting on his album, providing uncredited backup vocals during the creative process for the album Born Villain, and being offered up to his guests and bandmates to ‘spank.’” It went on to say that Manson also “implied that because he had brought Ms. Bianco to the United States and provided housing, she owed him labor and sexual intimacy.”
Bianco also claimed that Ciulla and his management company were aware of the abuse and let it continue for financial benefits. Former assistants were said to have discussed Mason’s abuse with Ciulla, but “management had a vested interest in supporting his violent tendencies to encourage the creation of his ‘art’ and the promotion of the brand of Marilyn Manson.”
Bianco is currently seeking an unknown amount of damages. She told Rolling Stone the following:
“As millions of survivors like myself are painfully aware, our legal system is far from perfect. This is why I co-created the Phoenix Act, a law which gives precious additional healing time to thousands of domestic violence survivors. But while I fight for a more just legal system, I am also pursuing my right to demand my abuser be held to account, using every avenue available to me.
For far too long, my abuser has been left unchecked, enabled by money, fame and an industry that turned a blind eye. 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. 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.”
This news comes after one of Manson’s latest accusers, actress Bianca Allaine, said that she was planning to speak with the FBI.