A fourth woman has filed a complaint against Marilyn Manson, alleging sexual assault, sexual assault, the intentional imposition of emotional distress, human trafficking and unlawful imprisonment.
Model Ashley Smithline, 36, filed her lawsuit Tuesday in Federal Court for the Central District of California, describing allegations the rocker raped, whipped, burned and cut her.
The model also claims that Manson, real name Brian Warner, “branded” her by engraving her initials on her thigh with a “swastika knife”.
She is one of 15 women, according to People, to accuse Manson of sexual, psychological and physical abuse, in addition to actress Evan Rachel Wood, Esme Bianco and Manson’s former assistant Ashley Walters.
“I survived a monster,” Smithline told People in May. She first revealed the alleged abuse in an Instagram post in February, according to the Cut.
Model Ashley Smithline, 36, filed her complaint Tuesday in Federal District Court for the Central District of California regarding Marilyn Manson
The model also claims that Manson, (pictured) whose real name is Brian Warner, “branded” her by engraving her initials on her thigh with a “swastika knife”
Manson has since denied all the allegations, calling them “horrific distortions of reality” that distort consensual relationships with “like-minded partners.”
In February, Manson was under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for alleged abuse, the department told DailyMail.com at the time. It is not known if it is still under investigation.
In May, Walters sued her former boss for sexual assault, bodily harm and harassment, claiming that Mason had made her work 48 hours straight and sometimes groped and kissed her.
According to the costume (pictured), the relationship quickly escalated as Manson berated Smithline in front of her group members, insisting that she wear black lingerie and makeup when she was at the movie studio, which also served as a apartment.
“I survived a monster,” Smithline told People (pictured) in May
Smithline said Mason first contacted her around the summer of 2010, allegedly telling her he wanted to cast her in a remake of True Romance, according to the costume.
The costume claims the musician fell in love with Smithline, telling her that she “was the perfect girl for him” and asking him to send pictures of her.
In November of the same year, Manson took Smithline to Los Angeles from Bangkok, where she was a model at the time, asking her to move in with him soon after arriving, according to the costume.
Evan Rachel Wood also alleged that Manson was abusive towards her
Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco (right) filed a lawsuit in federal court, charging Marilyn Manson, 52, (left), with sexual assault and battery, and breaking a law on human trafficking
In 2019, Bianco posted this photo of his back covered in marks from a beating allegedly carried out by Manson, although she did not name him at the time
According to the costume, the relationship quickly worsened, as Manson berated Smithline in front of her group members, insisting that she wear black lingerie and makeup when she was at the movie studio, which also served as the apartment. .
The two entered into consensual sex, but according to the lawsuit, “it quickly became clear that consensual sex was not enough for her.”
Three more women sue Manson for alleged abuse
There are three other women besides Ashley Smithline who sued Marilyn Manson over allegations of abuse:
In April, the actress of Game of Thrones Esmé bianco was the first woman to file a complaint against Manson, alleging the singer raped and sexually assaulted her
The lawsuit, filed with the United States District Court for the Central District of California, claims Manson violated human trafficking laws by bringing Bianco from London to Los Angeles on the pretext that she would perform in a clip.
In May, Ashley walters, 37, a former assistant to Manson, was the second woman to file a complaint against her boss for sexual assault, battery and harassment in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Walters said Manson’s abuse campaign began shortly after they first met in 2010, when the shock rocker claimed her photograph caught her attention.
He attempted to sexually assault her the first time they met for a photoshoot at his West Hollywood home, according to the costume.
The third is a woman who chose to stay anonymous.
She is also one of more than a dozen women to allege sexual irregularities against Warner.
One day in mid-November, Smithline said she woke up to find her wrists and ankles tied as Manson sexually assaulted her, according to the complaint.
When she told him to stop, Smithline said Manson told her to “shut up” and “shut up,” the costume says.
Additionally, Smithline said Manson injured his ribs in the incident and caused her vagina injuries, according to the prosecution.
“He kept telling me, ‘You can’t rape someone you’re in love with,’ Smithline said of the assault in the People interview.
She also claims that the singer repeatedly locked her in a small soundproof glass enclosure which he called “the bad girls’ room”.
As part of a separate “unlawful imprisonment” claim in the lawsuit, Smithline says Manson would confiscate her phone, tie her with a rope and lock her up.
“All of this served to manipulate and control her further,” the complaint read.
He wanted to “weaken him physically and mentally and decrease his ability to refuse him.”
Shortly after moving in, Mnason isolated Smithline from friends and family, according to the lawsuit.
Smithline says she was constantly terrified because Manson often threatened to kill her if she tried to leave.
In January 2013, Smithline finally left the relationship for good.
She recalls not realizing the full extent of the psychological and emotional trauma until last fall, when she spoke with women who shared their own “emotional, physical, verbal and sexual abuse” from the singer. , indicates the complaint.
While Smithline still deals with mental health issues like PTSD and panic attacks, she hopes the lawsuit will hold Warner accountable and prevent him from harming anyone else.
“I don’t think I’ll ever feel completely safe,” Smithline said in a statement, according to The Cut, “and I certainly won’t feel whole until I know he was held accountable for what he did.”