Marilyn Manson Sued for Sexual Assault by 'Game of Thrones' Actress

Marilyn Manson is being sued by a Game of Thrones actress who is claiming rape. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Esme Bianco, who is best known for her role as Ros on the hit HBO series, claimed that she was drugged, tortured and sexually assaulted by the 52-year-old musician. Bianco met Manson in 2005 through his then-fiancee, and he expressed interest in casting in some film projects.

Manson connected with Bianco again after his divorce in 2007 and then made his first "sexual overtures" toward her by requesting nude photographs, but acted as if he was joking. The abuse began when Manson flew her to Los Angeles in early 2009 to film a music video for his song "I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies." Bianco claims when she arrived, there was no film crew and it was just Manson. She was expected to stay with him, be on call 24/7 and wear her "costume," which was lingerie.

The court documents go on to say that Bianco, 38, was allegedly given drugs and alcohol as well as subjected to threats of violence and rape. Bianco was allegedly tied to a prayer kneeler and beaten by Manson with a whip he told her that was used by Nazis. She also claims that she was electrocuted by Manson. After being manipulated into believing it was all part of the video shoot, Bianco and Manson began a sexual relationship in May 2009. They kept a long-distance relationship until 2011 when Manson convinced her to move to Los Angeles and live with him and promised her roles in movies. During that time, Bianco claims she endured constant abuse from Manson, including verbal abuse and sleep deprivation.

Bianco also claims that Manson once chased her around the home with an ax, and on another occasion "cut Ms. Bianco with a Nazi knife during sex, without her consent, and photographed the cuts on her body." The actress also claims she was raped by Manson in May 2011, but the lawsuit doesn't state if she reported the alleged rape or abuse to police. Bianco had a recurring role on Game of Thrones as Ros from 2011-2013. She recently had a recurring role on the Syfy series The Magicians from 2015-2020.