Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson’s Lawyer Describes Several Of His Sexual Assault Accusers As “Co-Conspirators” Who “Spent Months Plotting, Workshopping, And Fine-Tuning” Claims Against Him


Marilyn Manson‘s legal team have filed a new motion to dismiss the various claims leveled against him in a lawsuit filed by his former girlfriend, actress Esmé Bianco. She filed that suit against Manson on April 30th of this year, alleging she endured rape, abuse and human trafficking at the hands of Manson several years back. Tony Ciulla, Manson‘s former longtime manager, was also named in her suit. report that Manson‘s new motion alleges that the various women who have recently accused him have been “cynically and dishonestly seeking to monetize and exploit the #MeToo movement.” It further claims that Bianco and several other women “spent months plotting, workshopping, and fine-tuning” her claims into “twisted tales that bear no resemblance to reality.”

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Bianco is one of four women to file suit against Marilyn Manson this year with similar claims. The others who to take legal action against him include his former personal assistant Ashley Walters, his former girlfriend Ashley Morgan Smithline and an unidentified woman.

In his new motion, Manson‘s legal team describes several of his accusers as “co-conspirators”, who are “desperately trying to conflate the imagery and artistry of [Brian] Warner’s ‘shock rock’ stage persona, ‘Marilyn Manson,’ with fabricated accounts of abuse.”

Over sixteen women have come forward with disturbing allegations against Manson this year, several of whom publicly voiced their claims alongside his ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood, who went public with her own allegations against him this past February.

In response to those initial allegations, Manson issued this denial back in February of this year.

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