“Games of Thrones” actress Esmé Bianco and musician Marilyn Manson have settled a lawsuit in which Bianco accused Manson of sexual assault and sex trafficking.
Attorneys on both sides announced the deal Wednesday, but did not release the terms.
A formal dismissal request will be submitted to the court within 45 days, according to documents filed Tuesday.
Bianco’s attorney said she took the deal “in order to move on with her life and career.”
Bianco, 40, filed the lawsuit in April 2021, writing that Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, “used drugs, force and threats of force to coerce sexual acts from Ms. Bianco on multiple occasions.” She said Manson raped her “in or around” May 2011.
The “Games of Thrones” star was one of several women who accused Manson of sexual assault and harassment. Manson, 54, has denied all the allegations.
In her suit, Bianco said Manson enticed her to travel from the U.K. to Los Angeles to film a music video in 2009 and a movie in 2011. Neither project was ever produced.
Bianco said Manson then denied her food and performed sex acts while she was unconscious and unable to consent.
“These acts include spanking, biting, cutting and whipping Ms. Bianco’s buttocks, breasts, and genitals for Mr. Warner’s sexual gratification — all without the consent of Plaintiff,” the suit said.
Bianco was one of four women to sue Manson for sexual assault and harassment. Two of the lawsuits have since been dismissed. The fourth remains active.
With News Wire Services