“Game Of Thrones” actress Esme Bianco detailed her allegedly abusive relationship with musician Marilyn Manson in an interview published Wednesday by The Cut.
Bianco and Manson first became friends in 2005, but things turned romantic between the two in 2009 when Bianco was cast in the singer’s music video for his song “I Want to Kill You Like They Do in Movies,” according to The Cut.
Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco comes forward about her relationship with Marilyn Manson, which left her with physical scars and PTSD https://t.co/q5kL0h3EuF
— The Cut (@TheCut) February 11, 2021
Bianco claimed Manson told her at the time that she would “have to pretend to like being manhandled” for the music video in the interview. Bianco now claims she has PTSD from her relationship with the rock singer. (RELATED: REPORT: Marilyn Manson Dropped By Long-Time Manager Following Abuse Allegations)
The actress recalled the time Manson allegedly cut her torso with a knife during the interview.
“I just remember laying there, and I didn’t fight it,” Bianco told the outlet. “It was kind of this final-straw moment where I had lost all sense of hope and safety.”
Bianco also said she once texted Manson claiming the bruises he gave her felt good as an attempt to stay out of trouble.
“Now, when I think about that, I’m so ashamed,” Bianco told The Cut. “I was desperately trying to please him and to keep myself out of trouble.”
Bianco also claimed that Manson chased her around with an axe in 2011 after she had been living with him for a month.
“Obviously, my life and my art have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality,” Manson said at the time. “My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”