Marilyn Manson, Esmé Bianco settle sexual assault lawsuit

Marilyn Manson has reached a settlement with actor Esmé Bianco, who filed a lawsuit in April 2021 accusing the musician — actual title Brian Warner — of sexual assault, sexual battery and human trafficking.

“Ms. Bianco has agreed to resolve her claims against Brian Warner and Marilyn Manson Records, Inc. in order to move on with her life and career,” Bianco’s lawyer, Jay D. Ellwanger, mentioned in a press release to The Occasions on Tuesday.

Manson lawyer Howard King additionally confirmed the end result of the lawsuit.

In line with Rolling Stone, which broke the information of the settlement Tuesday, the phrases of the settlement stay unknown.

In her lawsuit Bianco, 40, alleged the singer, 54, raped and abused her whereas they have been courting in 2011. She additionally claimed that Manson, his former supervisor Tony Ciulla and Ciulla’s administration firm violated human trafficking legal guidelines by bringing Bianco from London to Los Angeles for roles in Manson’s film and music video initiatives that by no means materialized, all whereas Warner threatened and sexually abused the actress.

In 2021, Manson dismissed the allegations as “horrible distortions of reality.”

Bianco was amongst a number of ladies who got here ahead with severe allegations towards Manson that 12 months.

His former fiancée Evan Rachel Wooden named Manson as her abuser in February 2021. She wrote in a since-deleted Instagram submit the singer “started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years.” He denied these claims too.

“Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality,” he mentioned in an Instagram assertion shortly after Wooden’s claims. “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.”

In gentle of the allegations, Manson was dropped by his report label and from the Inventive Arts Company.

Tuesday’s settlement got here weeks after a decide dismissed mannequin Ashley Morgan Smithline’s 2021 federal lawsuit towards the singer. Within the go well with, filed in June 2021, Smithline alleged Manson sexually assaulted her a number of instances in 2010.

Occasions information and graphics journalist Aida Ylanan and workers author Jonah Valdez contributed to this report.