Marilyn Manson’s former assistant is suing the musician on alleged sexual assault, battery and harassment.
Ashley Walters has filed a lawsuit against the disgraced singer, who has faced multiple sexual assault allegations in the past few months. She claims he “used his position of power, fame and connections to exploit and harass her while she was on the job”.
The former assistant and her legal team filed the complaint with the Los Angeles County Supreme Court on Tuesday (05/18/21) alleging the singer – real name Brian Warner – was a “terrifying” and “violent” boss once let Ashley Work 48 hours in a row.
Ashley accused Manson of telling his friends they could pat them without their consent, adding that “he wanted to create an environment in which [Ms Walters] was exposed to personal and professional sexual exploitation, manipulation and psychological abuse ”.
The court documents said Ashley met the star in 2010 when she was 26 years old after he texted her MySpace that he liked her job.
She said she visited his Hollywood home to see his pictures and discuss a collaboration, and tried to leave around 2 a.m., but was told the parking lot was locked until 7 a.m.
Ashley claimed hitmaker “Beautiful People” then asked her to attend a photoshoot and asked her to take off her shirt, claiming he then sexually assaulted her on a bed.
Manson reportedly later asked her to be his personal assistant and offered to pay double her previous salary.
The rocker and his legal team have “vehemently denied all allegations of the attack”.
Manson is also being sued by ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Esme Bianco, who claims he abused her physically and emotionally during their relationship, which ended in early 2011 after the couple lived together for two months.
Esme, 38, claims Manson left her with physical scars and PTSD during the two months they lived together at his Los Angeles home. During this time she felt like a “prisoner”.
In her lawsuit, Esme accused Manson of rape and sexual battery, alleging he had carried out acts including “spanking, biting, cutting and flogging Ms. Bianco’s buttocks, breasts and genitals for [Manson’s] sexual satisfaction ”without their consent.