Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco files lawsuit against Marilyn Manson, alleging horrific abuse

Esme Bianco and Brian Warner.
Esme Bianco and Brian Warner. Photo credit: Getty

Warning: This story contains graphic descriptions of alleged abuse.

Another former partner of shock-rocker Marilyn Manson has accused the singer of abuse, filing court documents alleging a range of horrific crimes.

Actress Esme Bianco says the 'Disposable Teens' singer beat, tortured and raped her while they were living together in 2011, according to documents filed in a California count. 

The 38-year-old Game of Thrones star claims Brian Warner - Manson's real name - cut and whipped her with "Nazi" knives and whips, and shared pictures of her wounds online. 

The pair met in 2005 through Warner's then-wife burlesque dancer Dita von Teese, and in 2009 she was asked to star in a music video he was making.

"Ms Bianco understood this to be a professional project that would be publicly released after being filmed on Flip cameras by Mr Warner himself,' the Daily Mail reports, quoting the 10-page court filing. 

"Upon arrival, Ms Bianco found that there was no crew present and that she was expected to stay at Mr Warner's home rather than in the hotel that had been previously booked."

Over the next few days Bianco claims she was deprived of food and sleep, given drugs and alcohol, physically beaten and forced to perform sex acts with another woman. 

"Perhaps most horrifyingly, Mr Warner locked Ms Bianco in the bedroom, tied her to a prayer kneeler, and beat her with a whip that Mr Warner said was utilized by the Nazis,' the lawsuit states. 'He also electrocuted her.'"

Despite her alleged ordeal, the pair entered a relationship. She moved in with the now 52-year-old in 2011 after he said he'd help get the English actress a visa - later threatening to withdraw his support if she defied him. The lawsuit alleges that he broke human-trafficking laws.

"Mr Warner implied that because he had brought Ms Bianco to the United States and provided housing, she owed him labor and sexual intimacy," the filing reportedly reads.

Bianco first shared images of the wounds she says Warner caused in 2019, without naming him. She first named him in February, but didn't go into such graphic detail about what he allegedly did.

Warner at the time called it "horrible distortions of reality", saying everything he did was "entirely consensual with like-minded partners".

"Regardless of how - and why - others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth." 

An attorney for Warner told Rolling Stone the claims were "probably false". 

"This suit was only filed after my client refused to be shaken down by Ms Bianco and her lawyer and give in to their outrageous financial demands based on conduct that simply never occurred. We will vigorously contest these allegations in court and are confident that we will prevail."

Bianco said the abuse left her suffering post-traumatic stress disorder and panic attacks. 

A number of women have recently spoken out about the 'Dope Show' singer's alleged treatment of them, including actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Jenna Jameson. The Daily Mail reports he now has a dozen accusers. 

Warner is under investigation, but hasn't yet been charged with any crimes. 

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