Yet another woman has come forward with details about alleged abuse at the hands of shock rocker MARILYN MANSON. ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Esmé Bianco has gone into detail about the abuse she suffered while dating MARILYN MANSON in a new interview with New York Magazine.
Bianco is just one of several women who have recently come forward to publicly name Manson as their abuser in recent weeks. Actress and ex-girlfriend of the singer, Evan Rachel Wood, was the first, going public last week saying in a statement that Manson had groomed her when she was a teenager and “horrifically abused me for years.” . Both women also testified about their experiences of abuse in California (Wood in 2018, Bianco in 2019) in an attempt to reform domestic violence laws, though neither revealed the name of their abuser while recollecting the specific incidents.
“He’s told the world time and time again, ‘This is who I am.’ He hid in plain sight,” Bianco said during the interview.
Bianco, 38, revealed that the two had met in 2005 through Manson’s then-fiancée Dita Von Teese. The two remained in contact, and, after Manson’s marriage to Von Teese ended in 2007, the two seemed to get closer.
In 2009, Manson purchased Bianco a plane ticket to fly from her home in London to his home in Los Angeles for the purpose of featuring her in the music video for the song “I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies” telling her in an email, “I need to have a victim/lover” for the shoot and, “You are gonna have to pretend to like being manhandled by me. Sorry.”
At the time of the shoot, Bianco was 26 and, per the report, “spent the next three days in lingerie, barely sleeping or eating, with Manson serving up cocaine rather than food.” Manson also displayed acts of violence when enraged, it says, such as throwing a camera at a smoke alarm, which later turned to physical violence toward the actress — she was tied to a prayer kneeler with cables, lashed with a whip and a Violet Wand electric sex toy was used on the wounds.
The report notes this was the same “torture device” Wood said Manson used on her as well.
When she returned home to London, Bianco’s roommate Hannah Fox noticed the cuts and bruises on the actress, stating that this was not typical of BDSM behavior. Manson also provided excuses as to why the music video had not been released.
In 2011, Manson invited Bianco back to his home again, even though the actress was married at the time, saying he would be able to help her secure a work visa in the United States to help her acting career.
She moved into Manson’s apartment, where she then was at the mercy of the musician, who had specific demands of her and an overwhelming sense of control.
“I basically felt like a prisoner. I came and went at his pleasure. Who I spoke to was completely controlled by him,” said Bianco. “I called my family hiding in the closet.”
Manson’s former personal assistant, Ashley Walters, said, “Whatever he is doing, you should be doing. If he’s spinning out and staying up, you need to stay up. And if he’s not eating, you just don’t eat.”
The report also indicated that three individuals — Bianco, Walters and “Alex” (an inner circle member using a pseudonym to maintain anonymity) — specified that Manson kept the house temperature in the low 60s and had blackout curtains drawn at all times.
“Everybody was dehumanized. Everyone was constantly walking on eggshells,” added Walters.
The relationship between Bianco and Manson was intended to be monogamous, though that was not the case as Walters often noted Manson was having sex with other women in his studio, encouraging her to keep Bianco occupied.
Walters also made note of a room that was made of walls of glass and was the size of the closet that Manson had the ability to lock from the outside. He dubbed it the “bad girl’s room.”
When the Game of Thrones pilot episode aired, Manson repeatedly played Bianco’s sex scene in front of his guests and remarked, “That’s my girlfriend, she’s a whore. Look, her tits are out.”
Bianco also recollected one incident where Manson had cut her torso with a knife multiple times and later sent a photo of the cut torso to Walters, saying “See what happens?”
Of that moment, Bianco said, “I just remember laying there, and I didn’t fight it. It was kind of this final-straw moment where I had lost all sense of hope and safety.”
In May of 2011, Manson chased Bianco around the house with an ax, according to the report.
By June, the actress said she was secretly looking for a new place to live and ultimately ended her relationship with Manson by email.
In the interview, Bianco concluded that Manson is a “serial predator” and stated, “He’s not a misunderstood artist. He deserves to be behind bars for the rest of his life.”
The 52-year-old Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, released a statement denying the abuse allegations, writing on Instagram: “Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality. My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”
In the days since Evan Rachel Wood came forward with her allegations, Manson was dropped by his longtime manager Tony Ciulla, his label, Loma Vista Recordings, as well as the talent agency CAA. Future scenes of “American Gods” and “Creepshow” featuring Manson have also been pulled.