Actor Esmé Bianco on Friday sued goth rock icon Marilyn Manson, accusing him of sexual assault.
The federal civil lawsuit, filed in a California courtroom, alleges that Manson, whose actual identify is Brian Warner, dedicated a number of violent sexual assaults, a rape and different abuse over the course of years from 2009 to 2013. It additionally accuses Manson, his former supervisor Tony Ciulla and Ciulla’s administration firm of violating human trafficking legal guidelines by using fraud within the type of “promises of work” that had been recognized to be fraudulent and utilizing “force and/or threats of force” to acquire unpaid labor.
The go well with was filed as Manson is already underneath legal investigation by California authorities. In February, Los Angeles county introduced that Manson is being investigated over allegations of sexual assault after a number of ladies got here ahead with public accounts of violence or sexual misconduct.
“While we understand that the criminal investigations are still ongoing, it is vital that we pursue every possible avenue to hold him accountable for the horrific acts he committed,” stated Jay Ellwanger, Bianco’s legal professional.
Bianco, a British-American actor, is finest recognized for her recurring position as Ros within the HBO present “Game of Thrones.”
“For far too long my abuser has been left unchecked, enabled by money, fame and an industry that turned a blind eye,” Bianco stated in an announcement.
“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.”
In February, actor Evan Rachel Wood, Manson’s former accomplice, stated he “horrifically” abused her.
NBC News was unable to succeed in Manson.
Ciulla didn’t instantly reply to a NBC News request for remark.
Manson’s last post to Instagram is an announcement shared after Wood first went public with her allegations in February: “Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”