In the shadow of the valley
May 02, 2021

The first woman to sue Marilyn Manson: Esmé Bianco alleges sexual assault and battery

'Game of Thrones' actress Esmé Bianco has sued singer Marilyn Manson, claiming he coerced her with "drugs, force, and threats of force", CNN reports. The plaintiff alleges sexual assault and battery, also, the suit alleges Manson and his manager Tony Ciulla broke trafficking laws by luring her from London to the US with empty promises of work. Bianco is among a handful of women who spoke out against Manson, however, her court filing on Friday marks the first legal action over such allegations against Manson. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department started investigating allegations against Manson - real name Brain Warner - in February.