Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco has made allegations of physical and psychological abuse by Marilyn Manson, whom she dated in 2011.
Bianco accuses Evan Rachel Wood and five other women, from Bryan Warner, alias Marilyn Manson, having been molested.
Today Bianco told the Cut what Manson did to her in the months she lived with him.
She claimed that Manson left cuts and bruises, which is permanent Left scars on her body, including cutting her torso with a knife. « I just remember lying there and not fighting it, » said Bianco. « It was kind of the last moment when I lost any sense of hope and security. »
Bianco met the singer in 2009 when she was cast in an unreleased Manson music video. After Manson’s divorce from Dita Von Teese, the two became involved.
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Bianco starred in Manson’s Lewis Carroll-inspired film Phantasmagoria. But her work visa was dependent on this project, and she feared that leaving Manson would mean that her visa privileges would be sabotaged, so she stayed with him despite the abuse.
While at Manson, Bianco became Game of Thrones -Scenes premiered. She played a prostitute and claimed that Manson would repeat the sex scene for guests over and over in order to humiliate them. « I think I made excuses for him, » Bianco told the cut. « I was in survival mode at this point and my brain had taught me to be small and comfortable. »
« I basically felt like a prisoner, » said Bianco. “I came and went for his pleasure. Whoever I spoke to was completely controlled by him. I called my family who were hiding in the closet. “
Bianco and Wood both supported the Phoenix Act, which extended California’s statute of limitations for domestic violence by five years. Bianco testified in the California Senate but did not mention Manson by name. The bill was passed in 2020. Warner called the claims of various women « terrible distortions of reality » and said his intimate relationships were « always completely consensual with like-minded partners. »