Marilyn Manson sued by former assistant for sexual assault

Published 21 May, 2021 04:56pm

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Ashley Walters confided in Game of Thrones actor Esmé Bianco, Manson's former partner, who has also sued him.

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Rockstar Marilyn Manson is now getting sued by his former assistant, Ashley Walters, 37, over allegations of sexual assault, battery, and harassment. This comes as the latest of several lawsuits that have been filed against Manson for sexual assault, including one by his former partner, Game of Thrones actor Esmé Bianco.

The Cut obtained the law suit filed in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in which Walters alleges that Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, was a "terrifying boss" who would make her work 48 hours straight, and told his friends they could grope and kiss her without her consent.

The two met in 2010 at Manson's house, says the court filing, after he had invited Walters over. He messaged her on MySpace with compliments for her work to establish contact. She alleges that in that first meeting, he pinned her down after a provocative photoshoot, trying to and kiss her and force her hand into his underwear.

She alleges that Manson later threatened to kill himself and pushed Walters up against a wall in "drug induced fits of rage". He would abuse her mentally by destroying things and then making her restore them to their original state. She also claimed that he would sometimes make her carry drugs in her luggage.

On the allegation that Manson would invite his friends to act inappropriately with her, she said she was sexually harassed by people she does not know, saying he "routinely encouraged, promoted, and expected Walters to 'please' his friends in whatever way they desired".

She also claims to have witnessed the abuse of other women at the hands of Manson. She says she confided in Bianco, who's fighting her own lawsuit against him.

Manson has yet to comment on the matter. Though, looking at past data, where he has denied every such allegation against him, it is likely he will plead not guilty here as well.

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