Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco settles Marilyn Manson 'abuse' lawsuit to 'move on with life'

Game Of Thrones actress Esme Bianco has agreed to settle a lawsuit against Marilyn Manson in which she alleged sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

Her lawyer Jay Ellwanger said the 40-year-old, best known for her recurring role as Ros in the HBO series, reached an agreement "in order to move on with her life and career".

Manson's legal representative Howard King also confirmed the agreement, with the rock musician maintaining the allegations against him were "provably false" and "simply never happened".

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This is the third lawsuit to be dropped against Manson, 54, after his former assistant and a model filed similar allegations.

Bianco alleged Manson, whose legal name is Brian Warner, violated human trafficking law by bringing her to California from England in 2009 and 2011, under false pretences that she would star in music videos and films.

He deprived the actress of food and sleep, locked her in a bedroom, whipped her, gave her electric shocks and threatened to enter her room and rape her during the night, the lawsuit alleged.

Manson is also suing his former fiancée Evan Rachel Wood for defamation, saying she has cast him as a "rapist and abuser".

He is alleging the Westworld actress conspired with a friend to use false allegations and pretences to get other women to come forward.

A 19-month criminal investigation into sexual abuse allegations was presented by Los Angeles police, but prosecutors said more evidence needed to be gathered before they could decide whether Manson should be charged.

Bianco and others aired their allegations after Wood used the hashtag #IAmNotOk, which raises awareness of domestic violence on social media. In HBO documentary, Phoenix Rising, she expanded on her experience.