Bianco, according to his lawyer, has spoken with the FBI and local law enforcement.
Esmé Bianco, who stars in Game of Thrones, filed a lawsuit against Marilyn Manson on Friday, alleging sexual, physical, and emotional violence.
Bianco claims in a complaint filed in federal court in Los Angeles that Manson breached human trafficking laws by taking her to California from England under false pretenses of positions in music videos and feature films that never materialized.
An email requesting comment from a former Manson attorney was not immediately returned. Manson stated earlier this year that he has had only consensual relationships.
Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, allegedly flew Bianco to Los Angeles in 2009 to film a music video for the album I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies.
According to the lawsuit, Bianco was supposed to stay at Manson’s house rather than the hotel at which she had been booked, and there was no crew present, just Manson shooting with a tablet.
Manson deprived Bianco of food and sleep by giving her alcohol and narcotics, locking her in a bedroom, whipping her, shocking her, attempting to coerce her into having sex with another woman, and threatening to break into her room and rape her during the night, the suit alleges. There was never a video posted.
Later that year, the suit alleges, the two started a long-distance relationship.
Manson took Bianco back to Los Angeles in 2011, presumably for an appearance in his feature film Phantasmagoria, but that project also fell through.
During that visit, the complaint charges that Manson refused to let Bianco leave the house without his permission, chased her around their apartment with an axe, cut her without her consent with a “Nazi knife,” photographed the cuts and posted them online — again without her consent.
“Mr. Warner’s physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional violence took Ms. Bianco years to comprehend. Her career suffered as a result of her mental health decline “According to the lawsuit. “As a result, she continues to struggle with complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks.”
The Associated Press does not typically name individuals who claim sexual harassment, but Bianco said in a statement that she is coming forward publicly to air her claims in the hope that others will follow suit.
According to the complaint, Bianco feared for her life at the time if she did not comply with Manson’s demands and therefore did not contact authorities. However, her attorney, Jay D. Ellwanger, stated that she has voluntarily come forward and met with the FBI and local law enforcement.
Many of the accusations were first made public by Bianco in February. She was one of the women who came forward following actor Evan Rachel Wood’s social media post alleging that Manson exploited her sexually, mentally, and emotionally during their relationship. Manson was dropped by his record label and agents at the time.
In February, in response to the allegations, Manson wrote on Instagram that “Recent allegations against me are heinous distortions of fact. My romantic relationships with like-minded partners have always been completely consensual. That is the fact, regardless of how — or why — some now choose to misinterpret the past.”
Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have reported in February that they were investigating domestic abuse charges against Manson in West Hollywood dating from 2009 to 2011. They made no reference to the woman who filed the complaint.
Bianco portrayed Ros on HBO’s Game of Thrones for the first three seasons.