According to Rolling Stone, Marilyn Manson has officially reached an out-of-court settlement with Esmé Bianco. The actress previously filed a lawsuit against the singer after accusing him of sexual assault and human trafficking. She later added that he allegedly pressured Deftones into removing footage of her from their 2022 tour as well.
Bianco‘s attorney Jay Ellwanger commented:
“Ms. Bianco has agreed to resolve her claims against Brian Warner and Marilyn Manson Records, Inc. in order to move on with her life and career.”
Manson‘s attorney Howard King added:
“Ms. Bianco has agreed to resolve her claims against Brian Warner and Marilyn Manson Records, Inc.”
As previously reported, Manson was facing abuse allegations from at least 16 women. Those accusations were initially spurred by actress Evan Rachel Wood, who said that the musician “horrifically abused [her] for years.” Since then many more women have come forward with allegations against the singer, including Bianco, actress Bianca Allaine, who described him as the “most terrifying person [she has] ever met in [her] life,” actress/model Ashley Morgan Smithline, who filed a since dismissed lawsuit after accusing him of sexual assault and abuse, his former assistant Ashley Walters, who filed a since dismissed lawsuit after accusing him of sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, etc., and another woman, identified as “Jane Doe,” who filed a lawsuit after accusing him of rape.
For his part, Manson has continued to deny the allegations, while also lamenting the impact they have had on his career. He also filed defamation suit against Wood and her significant other Illma Gore. However, Wood has since commented on the lawsuit, saying that she is confident that she has the truth on her side.