Actress Esmé Bianco has claimed that Marilyn Manson is attempting to “threaten my career opportunities” after she has launched a lawsuit against the shock rocker.
In a new motion filed on Wednesday in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Bianco alleges that Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, got involved with her exposure on DEFTONES’ upcoming tour with GOJIRA which would have prominently featured a video with her in it.
“In exchange for providing her images,” the filing states, “Ms. Bianco expected an economic benefit from significant public exposure via the band’s worldwide tour and the opportunity to continue working with the highly sought-after creative director who oversaw the project.”
The actresses’ motion goes on to claim that Manson contacted DEFTONES directly after discovering her involvement and appearance on the tour video, and allegedly “used his power and influence in the entertainment industry to interfere with Ms. Bianco’s ability to continue working with Deftones.”
Rolling Stone, who obtained copies of the documents, also reported that Bianco claims that Manson “flipped out and was having a complete meltdown about the fact that I was working with Deftones and…they decided to cut my footage.”
“By continuing to threaten my career opportunities, Warner again demonstrates that even amidst criminal investigation and civil litigation he will stop at nothing in an attempt to silence his victims,” she added. “The complicity of those who enable these intimidation tactics demonstrates why survivors are so hesitant to come forward. If those who hold power to stand up to abusers choose not to, survivors will stand alone.”
Nobody from DEFTONES’ camp has made any comment on the issue or have been added as defendants to the ongoing lawsuit.
Bianco is one of over a dozen women to have come forward with allegations against Marilyn Manson, including actress Evan Rachel Wood, alleging rape, sexual battery, human trafficking and more.