actress esme bianco and Marilyn Manson in 2021 between him and his business, Marilyn Manson Records, Inc. have reached an out-of-court settlement for the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him. game of Thrones, alleged that the singer, whose real name is Brian Warner, raped and sexually assaulted her; She also claimed that she had violated California’s human trafficking laws. The terms of the settlement are unknown.
“Ms. Bianco has agreed to resolve her claims against Brian Warner and Marilyn Manson Records, Inc. in order to move forward with her life and career,” reported her attorney, Jay Ellwanger. Rolling stone,
“Ms. Bianco has agreed to resolve her claims against Brian Warner and Marilyn Manson Records, Inc.,” said Warner’s attorney Howard King. Rolling stone,
Bianco was one of more than a dozen women who came forward with sexual assault allegations against Warner after actress Evan Rachel Wood claimed on Instagram that Warner had abused her in February 2021. Bianco – who teamed up with Wood to form the Phoenix act. , which expands the rights of survivors of domestic violence—was the first woman to file a lawsuit against her. “Mr. Warner used drugs, force and threats of force to coerce sexual acts from Ms. Bianco on multiple occasions.”Mr. Warner raped Ms. Bianco in or around May 2011.
The complaint also alleged that Warner sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious and unable to consent. It also detailed more ways in which he allegedly abused her: “These acts included beating, cutting, cutting and slashing Ms. Bianco’s buttocks, breasts and genitals for Mr. Warner’s sexual gratification – all without the consent of the plaintiff.”
The actress was living in London when she met the singer, and Warner claimed, lured her to Los Angeles to star in a music video that never surfaced and to star in a film that never materialized. Made. “By inserting himself into Ms. Bianco’s visa process, Mr. Warner was able to control Ms. Bianco by threatening to withdraw support if she was offended,” the suit said. She also claimed that at one point, he locked her in a bedroom to prevent her from running away. She alleged that he made her work for free, cooked for her, cleaned her apartment, and sang on an album—all of which violated state trafficking laws. The suit originally named Warner’s former manager, Tony Ciulla, as a defendant, but he was later dropped.
Warner, through his attorney, has denied the abuse claims over the years, including those from Bianco’s lawsuit. Warner’s attorney King said in 2021, “These claims are proven to be false.” Based on conduct that never happened. We will vigorously contest these allegations in court and we are confident that we will prevail.
Bianco clarifies his claims against Warner Rolling stone Article examining the allegations against Warner. “His victims felt utterly ashamed that they still didn’t realize what was happening to them until it was too late,” she said. “He told the whole world and nobody tried to stop him.”
Several other women filed similar lawsuits against Warner, including Warner’s former personal assistant, Ashley Walters, and model Ashley Morgan Smithline. Each woman alleged a similar pattern of abuse that included grooming, and sexual and physical abuse. Walters’ suit was dismissed on the statute of limitations; Smithline is dismissed when she misses a deadline. A similar lawsuit filed by an unidentified woman identified as Jane Doe still stands.
Meanwhile, Warner has filed a lawsuit against Wood and her friend Ilma Gore, alleging defamation, infliction of emotional distress and “internet impersonation”, among other charges. filing just in advance Phoenix RisingOne A documentary about Wood and her claims of abuse at the hands of Warner premiered on HBO. In the doc, she described how she felt Warner had molested her and claimed he “essentially raped” her on the set of one of his music videos.
Shortly after Wood posted her allegations on Instagram, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that it was investigating the criminal sexual assault claims against Warner. Police turned their findings over to the Los Angeles DA, which has not yet commented on whether it will pursue charges against Warner.
during an appearance sight Last spring, Wood asked a question about Warner’s lawsuit against him. He said, “I have full faith that the truth is on my side and the truth will come out.” “It’s obviously timed before the documentary. … I’m not doing this [film] To clear my name. I am doing this for the safety of the people. I am doing this to raise an alarm that there is a dangerous person out there and I do not want anyone to come near him. So people can think whatever they want about me. I have to let the legal process go on, and I am as steady as a rock.