Just 2 months after Game of Thrones actor, Esme Bianco, opened up about the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of Marilyn Manson, she has filed a lawsuit against the singer...
Manson has been in the spotlight for the last few months.
And now, the singer is coming face to face with several accusations.
Firstly his ex-fiancé, Evan Rachel Wood, came forward with some shocking accusations of abuse against Manson...
Which opened the floor for 4 other women to come forward with similar accusations.
Esme Bianco is the latest to speak out about her seriously disturbing relationship with Manson...
The Game of Thrones actress accused Manson of physical and psychological abuse, and now she has filed a lawsuit against the singer.
Read on for the full story...
Now, Manson's ex-fiancé Evan Rachel Wood has spoken about her experience with abuse quite candidly in the past.
In a 2016 interview with Rolling Stone, the West World actress explained:
"I've been r*ped. By a significant other while we were together. And on a separate occasion, by the owner of a bar. I don't believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer. Not given the state our world is in with its blatant bigotry and sexism."
And, in 2018, she bravely described being abused in front of a House Judiciary Committee as part of a campaign to pass a bill of rights protecting abuse victims.
She did not name her abuser at the time but said:
"My experience with domestic violence was this: Toxic mental, physical and sexual abuse which started slow but escalated over time, including threats against my life, severe gas-lighting, and brainwashing."
Her testimony continued:
"I mustered the courage to leave several times, but he would call my house incessantly and threaten to kill himself. On one occasion, I returned to try and defuse the situation, he cornered me in our bedroom and asked me to kneel... Once I was restrained he beat me... To him, it was a way for me to prove my loyalty. The pain was excruciating. It felt like I left my body and a part of me died that day."
From this, Wood helped to create the Phoenix Act in 2019.
Signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom, the act extends the statute of limitations on domestic violence from 3 years to 5.
It took effect in January 2020.
Yet, throughout these incredible milestones, her abuser was never named.
Wood remained tight-lipped about who it was who had put her through such awful abuse - though, of course, people had their suspicions.
And all eyes were on one man in particular.
In 2007, a nineteen-year-old Wood went public with musician, Marilyn Manson, who was eighteen years her senior.
3 years later in 2010, the pair announced their engagement...
But, 7 months later, it was called off.
Now, Manson's public behavior with regards to his and Wood's relationship had been branded as questionable for quite some time.
In Christmas 2008, when asked about their relationship, he had revealed:
"Every time I called her that day - I called 158 times - I took a razor blade..."
"I wanted to show her the pain she put me through. It was like, 'I want you to physically see what you've done'."
In 2009, Manson then told Spin:
"The song, 'I Want to Kill You Like They Do in The Movies' is about my fantasies."
And, when responding to a question about his relationship with Wood, he had replied:
"I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer."
So, with all of this considered...
It is hardly surprising that suspicions surrounding Manson were rife.
And, late last year, when British music magazine, Metal Hammer, asked Manson about Wood's abuse allegations during a telephone interview...
He hung up.
His representatives later turned down a request for the singer to do another interview to clarify his story. "We have advised our client not to comment further on your article," said Manson's spokesman.
His reps quickly released a statement, which read:
"You then go on to talk about Manson being accused of 'terrible things' by unnamed 'critics' but offer no guidance on who these critics are and what these things are, so it's not possible to comment... It is my understanding that Evan Rachel Wood dated multiple people around the time she was dating Manson. Basic internet research will give you a host of other names that have not come up in any of our discussions."
But recently, Wood broke the anonymity.
In a tell-all statement, the actress revealed earlier this year that Manson was her alleged abuser.
In the wake of her post, at least 4 other women came forward with similar stories about Manson, according to Vanity Fair.
"As he was wooing me, I would come to find out he was torturing others," accuser Sarah McNeilly wrote on Instagram.
"He would tie me up for the first of many times and rape me," alleged a woman named Gabriella.
"There was abuse, sexual violence, physical violence, and coercion. I still feel the effects every day. I have night terrors, PTSD, anxiety, and mostly crippling OCD," wrote accuser Ashley Morgan.
And in the aftermath of the first statement, things have been going from bad to worse for Manson.
Almost immediately, his record label, Loma Vista Records, took action. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, they said:
"In light of today's disturbing allegations by Evan Rachel Wood and other women naming Marilyn Manson as their abuser, Loma Vista will cease to further promote his current album, effective immediately. Due to these concerning developments, we have also decided not to work with Marilyn Manson on any future projects."
His fans have been quick to drop him, too.
*burns #MarilynManson hoodie from 1999*— Chloe Mason (@missmason85) February 2, 2021
Manson fans far and wide have been taking to Twitter to express their disgust and disappointment in the musician.
Well, this eventually lead to Manson addressing the allegations himself...
And he whole-heartedly denied them all.
He described the claims as "horrible distortions of reality."
The full statement read:
"Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how - and why - others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth."
But recently, more claims have surfaced...
Esmé Bianco, the actor best known for her role as Ros in Game of Thrones, has claimed Marilyn Manson drugged and tortured her in a new lawsuit against the star.
Bianco, who dated Manson in 2011, is the latest in a series of women who have named him as their abuser...
Bianco said her relationship with Manson has not only left her with PTSD but physical scars.
Bianco admitted he treated her like her character in Game of Thrones...
Who works in a brothel and is constantly abused.
She alleges that his demeanor was constantly dismissed as part of his stage persona.
"He's told the world time and time again, 'This is who I am'. He hid in plain sight," she said in an interview with The Cut.
Before they got together, Bianco worked with Manson for his music video I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies.
She said Manson often became violent, claiming he tied her with cables to a prayer kneeler, lashed her with a whip, and used a "torture device" on her.
She said he would inflict permanent scars on her body during their relationship, and even "cut Ms. Bianco with a Nazi knife during sex, without her consent, and photographed the cuts on her body."
"I just remember laying there, and I didn't fight it. It was kind of this final-straw moment where I had lost all sense of hope and safety," Bianco said.
"I think I would have made excuses for him. I was in survival mode at that point, and my brain had taught me to be small and agreeable," she added.
Bianco said she finally left Manson while he was sleeping.
"I basically felt like a prisoner. I came and went at his pleasure. Who I spoke to was completely controlled by him. I called my family hiding in the closet," she said.
Bianco said she recently found a text message she sent to Manson when they were together about her cuts and bruises...
It said, "Every time I move they hurt so good thinking of you."
"Now, when I think about that, I'm so ashamed. I was desperately trying to please him and to keep myself out of trouble," she said.
Before she eventually left Manson, Bianco claims she endured constant abuse...
Including sleep deprivation, verbal abuse, and "tantrums" if she showed any dissatisfaction towards the "violent and sexually graphic films" he played in his apartment.
Bianco's lawsuit does not say if she reported the alleged abuse to the police.
Keep posted for more updates...