LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” actor Esme Bianco has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit with rocker Marilyn Manson in which she alleged sexual, physical and emotional abuse, lawyers for both parties said Wednesday.
Bianco has settled in his lawsuit against Manson and his record company “to move on with his life and career,” attorney Jay Ellwanger said in an email.
Manson’s attorney Howard King also confirmed the deal in an email. He had previously said the alleged actions in the lawsuit “just never happened” and were “provably false”.
In the lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles in 2021, Bianco said Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, violated the human trafficking law by bringing her to California from England in 2009 and 2011 under the false claim to roles in music videos and films that never materialized.
The lawsuit alleges that Manson deprived Bianco of food and sleep, gave her alcohol and drugs, locked her in a bedroom, whipped, cut, gave her electric shocks, tried to force her to do sex with another woman and threatened to enter her room and rape her during the night.
A court filing on Tuesday said a dismissal request, which remains subject to a judge’s approval, will be filed in the next 45 days. Details of the terms have not been released.
Two similar lawsuits against Manson, one filed by a former assistant, the other by a model, have been dismissed by the judges while at least one other remains.
In September, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department handed over a 19-month criminal investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of women against Manson, but prosecutors said more evidence needed to be gathered before they could decide whether it should be accused.
Manson has also sued his ex-girlfriend, Evan Rachel Wood, alleging the ‘Westworld’ actor conspired with a friend to use false accusations and pretexts to get other women to come forward about him.
In a court filing, Wood said she had never pressured anyone to make false allegations against Manson.
Bianco and others aired their allegations after Wood said on social media in early 2021 that Manson sexually, physically and emotionally abused her during their relationship. Manson’s record label and agents dropped him at that time.
Wood expanded on his experience with Manson in an HBO documentary, “Phoenix Rising,” which aired last year.
The Associated Press generally does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted unless they come forward publicly, as Bianco and Wood have done.
Bianco played Ros in the first three seasons of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’.