Marilyn Manson sued by 'Game of Thrones' actress Esme Bianco for alleged sex trafficking, sexual assault

Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News on

Published in Entertainment News

A “Game of Thrones” actress has sued Marilyn Manson and his former manager, alleging she was drugged, raped and sexually battered by the singer.

The suit was filed by Esme Bianco, a who played Ros on 14 episodes of the Emmy-winning HBO sensation from 2011-13.

Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, “used drugs, force, and threats of force to coerce sexual acts from Ms. Bianco on multiple occasions,” according to the lawsuit, cited by Rolling Stone. “Mr. Warner raped Ms. Bianco in or around May 2011.”

The 38-year-old British actress also said Manson on several occasions “committed sexual acts” with her despite the fact that she was unconscious or unable to consent at the time.

“These acts include spanking, biting, cutting, and whipping Ms. Bianco’s buttocks, breasts, and genitals for Mr. Warner’s sexual gratification — all without the consent of Plaintiff,” according to the suit, filed Friday in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Bianco additionally claimed that Manson and Tony Ciulla of Ciulla Management “employed fraud” and violated human trafficking laws when they lured her from London to Los Angeles with the promise that she would star in a music video that never came out and act in a film that was never made.


According to the complaint, the rocker flew her out to Los Angeles in 2009, purportedly to play a role in his music video “I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies,” and then later in 2011 for a horror film based on the works of Lewis Carroll called “Phantasmagoria.”

“He promised work opportunities that never appeared while inserting himself in her visa process,” according to the suit, which also specifically cites California’s Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.

“By inserting himself in Ms. Bianco’s visa process, Mr. Warner was able to control Ms. Bianco by threatening to withdraw support if she displeased him.”

When she arrived at the music video set in February 2009, 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,” the lawsuit says.


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