“Ms. Bianco agreed to settle his claims against Brian Warner and Marilyn Manson Records, Inc. to continue his life and career,” said Bianco’s lawyer, Jay Ellwanger. The terms of the settlement are unknown.
Bianco filed a lawsuit against Manson, born Brian Warner, and his label Marilyn Manson Records, Inc. in 2021, accusing him of rape, sexual battery, and human trafficking. Citing an incident in 2011, Bianco alleged that Manson “used drugs, force, and threats of force to coerce sexual acts” from the actress, and also described abuse including beating, biting, cutting, and whipping Bianco without consent.
Bianco, a British actress, also alleged in her lawsuit that Manson “inserted himself” into her visa process for the United States, promising her work in a music video and film that never materialized. . “Mr. Warner was able to control Ms. Bianco by threatening to withdraw support if he did not want him,” the filing said. Bianco also accused the musician of doing his work for free, a violation of California trafficking laws, and locked him in a room to prevent him from escaping.
Bianco is the first woman to file a lawsuit against Manson, but not the first to accuse him of sexual abuse. Evan Rachel Wood started an avalanche of accusations when she came forward with a terrifying list of abuses that the singer did during their relationship; he detailed his experience in the documentary Rising of the Phoenix. In response, Manson sued Wood for defamation.
Another of Manson’s alleged accusers, Ashley Morgan Smithline, saw his lawsuit were dismissed after his counsel took their representation.