Marilyn Manson’s accusers detail his alleged abuse. ‘He’s so much worse than his persona’
For three decades, goth rock singer Marilyn Manson reveled in his image as the ultimate pop-culture villain.
In a U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles, the British-born actor Esmé Bianco is waging a legal battle to prove that his menacing persona was all too real.
Bianco’s federal suit, filed April 30, alleges sexual assault, sexual battery and human trafficking beginning in February 2009, when Manson flew her to L.A. to shoot a video for his song “I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies.”
The video never materialized. Instead, the 39-year-old says that, over the course of four days, Manson locked her in a room, beat her with a whip and shocked her with electricity in his frigid home in Los Angeles.
Although the two established a sexual relationship later that year, the “Game of Thrones” star alleges in her lawsuit that she tolerated a number of abuses, including forced labor, sleep deprivation and rape, after Manson offered to help secure a U.S. work visa, then threatened to obstruct the process when she didn’t meet his demands.
Manson, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner, has said the claims are “horrible distortions of reality.” His attorney, John Snow, petitioned to dismiss the case at a hearing in August, arguing that Bianco’s claims had expired under California’s statutes of limitations for domestic violence and sexual assault.
In 2018, California’s statutes of limitations for civil actions were extended from three to 10 years after the last alleged act of sexual assault. The new law allows victims to pursue claims up to three years after “the plaintiff [discovers] that an injury or illness resulted from an act.” Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha allowed the case to move forward, saying the alleged misconduct could fall within the statutes of limitations.
“A reasonable jury could find that the effects of Warner’s alleged unconscionable acts, including the perceived threat to Plaintiff’s safety, immigration status, and career, persisted years after her last contact with Warner,” Aenlle-Rocha ruled in October.
Bianco’s suit, the furthest along among four civil suits pending against Manson, could take years to resolve. But it has already changed how the world sees the artist.
“People pass it off as ‘Oh, he’s eccentric,’ or ‘What the hell was she expecting?’” Bianco told The Times. “If only it was a stage persona. He’s so much worse than his persona.”
The making of Marilyn Manson
Long before he became one of America’s most notorious rock musicians, Manson was Brian Warner, a gawky metalhead from Ohio who dreamed of revenge against his schoolyard tormenters. He fused two names — that of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe and white supremacist cult leader Charles Manson — into a persona fit for a horror film.
On the 1994 single “Lunchbox,” Manson recalls fending off bullies by swinging an aluminum Kiss Army lunchbox. “I want to be a big rock and roll star. … So no one f— with me,” he sings. Manson, then 25, was signed to Nothing Records, an imprint of Interscope helmed by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor.
On platinum albums including “Antichrist Superstar” and “Mechanical Animals,” Manson cultivated a character — part Alice Cooper, part androgyne glam monster — that antagonized the religious right and enraptured teenagers. Throughout his career, Manson has had 10 top 10 LPs and played in festivals all over the world. Conservative groups scapegoated him as the alleged inspiration for the Columbine High School massacre. His shows were frequently picketed, and he received death threats.
But his fans, ostracized by peers for being too weird, too poor or queer, felt understood by the macabre, disillusioned outsider.
Alison, who asked that her last name not be used, told The Times she was around 16 when she saw Marilyn Manson at Madison Square Garden in the mid ’90s. She and her friend Jeanette Polard were so enthralled with Manson that they carved his name into their chests with blades before the show.
“I heard that night Manson asked, ‘Are those girls actually crazy, or are they crazy like us?’ ” she said.
Esm Bianco denounces the torture of Marilyn Manson: rape, electric shocks, forced labor
The British interpreter denounces that the artist abused her after flying to Los Angeles to shoot a video clip that was never produced and with the promise of a work visa in the United States.
Accusation Actress Evan Rachel Wood sues Marilyn Manson for “terrible abuse for years”
The reputation of Marilyn Manson it has deteriorated sharply in recent months.
In February, the one who was his sentimental partner, the actress Evan Rachel Woodaccused the Ohio musician of raping her and of years of physical and psychological abuse.
Now another actress Esm White, is fighting a court battle in a Los Angeles court with the flamboyant and ghoulish-looking singer whom he accuses of similar behavior after working with him in 2009.
The British performer, known for her role in Game of Thrones, denounces Manson in a lawsuit for assault, sexual assault and human trafficking After flying to Los Angeles to shoot a music video of one of his songs, I want to kill you like they do in the movies. Filming never took place but the 39-year-old actress says Manson locked her in a room, assaulted her and subjected her to electric shocks at his Los Angeles residence.
The list of torture is extensive. Manson apparently took advantage of the promise of a work visa in the United States to handle the actress at will. Bianco says she endured a number of abuses, including forced labor, lack of sleep and rape. Still, Bianco and Manson maintained a romantic relationship for a while.
The industrial metal artist, whose stage name is the combination of a legendary actress (Marilyn Monroe) with a serial killer (Charles Manson), has defended himself by claiming that Bianco’s accusations, in addition to the chorus of women who have accused him of similar aggressions, they are a “horrible distortion of reality”. Even so, his lawyer has requested that the judicial procedure be invalidated for having exceeded California’s statute of limitations, which in 2018 went from three years to ten.
Bianco has acknowledged that the singer with the devilish gaze was a great influence during his adolescence. He had posters of the American in his room. The actress immersed herself in the lyrics of the album Mechanical Animals after the suicide of a close friend. She even dated a guy who imitated Manson’s style.
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Kanye West supports Marilyn Manson, loves cancel culture
It appears that Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, might not be caught up on all the accusations made against those he has chosen to support
people like Marilyn Manson.
Ye, who legally changed his name last month, talked in a Thursday podcast about bringing out alleged sexual abuser Manson and embattled rapper DaBaby at a “Donda” listening event in Chicago in late August.
“When I sit next to Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, right after both of them got canceled, for five songs, it’s like, they can’t cancel us all,” West said on Revolt TV’s “Drink Champs” podcast.
DaBaby was called out recently for anti-gay and misogynistic comments. Manson has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct, including forced labor, sleep deprivation and rape, per a lawsuit from actor Esmé Bianco.
Ye elaborated, saying of the #MeToo movement, “They’ll hit you with accusations, from somebody you was with, you know, 10 years ago, and then also it’s like, there are women who have been through really serious things, pulled into alleys against their will.
“That’s different than a hug,” Ye said. “But it’s classified as the same thing.”
The rapper appeared to conflate the allegations against Manson with allegations against other high-profile people such as John Lasseter. In the months before the former Pixar chief creative officer resigned his position, he apologized in a staff memo to “anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape or form.”
“Kanye West talking about #metoo
is not good. He’s confusing ‘a hug’ with ‘women getting pulled in alleys,’” SiriuxXM host Sowmya Krishnamurthy tweeted late Thursday. “This is exactly why nothing changes. Men in power don’t understand the nuances of sexual assault and violence.”
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Brian Hugh Warner, known professionally as Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, painter, and writer.
(born January 5, 1969)
He is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer of the band of the same name, which he co-founded with guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in 1989 and of which he remains the only constant member.
Like the other founding members of the band, his stage name was formed by combining and juxtaposing the names of two opposing American cultural icons: a sex symbol and an infamous criminal; in Manson’s case, actress Marilyn Monroe and cult leader Charles Manson.
Esmé Augusta Bianco is a British actress, DJ, model and neo-burlesque performer, best known for her recurring role as Ros on Game of Thrones.
(born 25 May 1982)
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood is an American actress, model, and musician.
(born September 7, 1987)
She is the recipient of a Critics’ Choice Television Award as well as three Primetime Emmy Award nominations and three Golden Globe Award nominations for her work in film and television.
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