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Marilyn Manson Reaches Settlement With Esmé Bianco In Sexual Assault, Etc. Lawsuit


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Marilyn Manson has resolved yet another of his ongoing legal matters, having come to a settlement with one of his accusers. The 54-year-old shock rocker faced a torrent of allegations of sexual assault, misconduct and more soon after his ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood publicly accused him of past abuse. Wood came forward against Manson in February of 2021, with several women going on to file suit against him.

Rolling Stone report that Manson has now reached an out-of-court settlement with actress Esmé Bianco, who was one of several women to file suit against Manson amid the aforementioned wave of allegations. Bianco‘s initial suit against Manson was filed back in April of 2021 and found her accusing Manson of rape, physical abuse and human trafficking amid their relationship together.

Bianco would later amend her complaint in April of 2022, further claiming Manson later went on to exert his influence to deter Sacramento, CA alternative metal band Deftones from using Bianco in video footage she had filmed for usage at the band’s stage shows. She would claim that because of Manson‘s interference, he had caused her “loss of future economic opportunity.”

While the terms of this newly reached settlement were not publicly revealed, Bianco‘s attorney Jay Ellwanger told Rolling Stone, “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.”

Likewise, Manson‘s attorney Howard King added, “Ms. Bianco has agreed to resolve her claims against Brian Warner and Marilyn Manson Records, Inc..”

Addressing Bianco‘s initial complaint back in May of 2021, King said in a statement:

“These claims are provably false. To be clear, this suit was only filed after my client refused to be shaken down by Ms. Bianco and her lawyer and give in to their outrageous financial demands based on conduct that simply never occurred. We will vigorously contest these allegations in court and are confident that we will prevail.”

Manson‘s legal battles over the various allegations made against him continue, though at a much diminished volume than he was once facing. A sexual assault lawsuit filed against Manson by his ex-personal assistant Ashley Walters was dismissed back in May of 2022.

Model Ashley Morgan Smithline‘s similar lawsuit against Manson was dismissed without prejudice earlier this month. That suit was dismissed after Smithline failed to secure proper legal representation to proceed further with the case.

At the moment, a sexual assault lawsuit filed by an anonymous woman against Manson remains. Manson for his part has denied the claims put against him, and retaliated by filing a defamation suit against Evan Rachel Wood and her apparent partner Illma Gore.

Manson has alleged that the aforementioned pair orchestrated a conspiracy against him to defame him. He claims the pair coaxed and manipulated several women to come forward against him with similar allegations of sexual assault. You can find a copy of his complaint here.

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