The shock rocker Marilyn Manson defends herself against allegations that he sexually abused, drugged and tortured the 38-year-old Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco.
The allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in Bianco’s Friday lawsuit are “demonstrably false,” said an attorney for the 52-year-old musician.
The lawsuit alleges that Manson, real name Brian Warner, brought Bianco to Hollywood in 2011 under the guise of acting jobs that never came about. Instead, the plaintiff alleged that she was brought into his home with alcohol and drugs, locked in a bedroom where she was flogged and shocked, and forced to have sex with another woman.
“To be clear, this lawsuit was only brought after my client refused to be shaken off by Ms. Bianco and her lawyer and to give in to their outrageous financial demands based on behavior that just never happened,” said Mansons Attorney Howard E. King.
“We will vigorously challenge these allegations in court and are confident that we will prevail.”
Manson is accused of not letting Bianco leave his house without permission, of stalking her with an ax and of cutting her with a “Nazi knife”.
“It took Ms. Bianco years to understand the extent of Mr. Warner’s physical, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse,” the lawsuit said.
“To this day, she is concerned with complex post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, depression and panic attacks.”
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Manson responded to abuse allegations from Bianco, actress Evan Rachel Wood and several other women in February, calling them “terrible distortions of reality.”
“My intimate relationships with like-minded partners have always been consensual,” Manson wrote on Instagram at the time.
The Personal Jesus singer was subsequently dropped by his record label and manager.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission