Marilyn Manson sued for sexual assault and battery by former assistant Ashley Walters

Marilyn Manson’s former assistant, Ashley Walters, has filed a lawsuit against the singer, alleging sexual assault, battery and harassment. According to court documents, Walters – who worked for the singer in 2010 and 2011 – claims that Manson – real name Brian Warner – physically and psychologically abused her, subjecting her to “personal and professional sexual exploitation, manipulation and psychological abuse.” Walters claimed she was initially fired by Manson in July 2011 because the singer disapproved of her contacting his ex-partner, Game Of Thrones actor Esme Bianco, before being briefly rehired and fired again in October 2011.  Last month, Esme Bianco sued Manson for rape, sexual battery and human trafficking. Several other women, including actor Evan Rachel Wood and model Ashley Morgan Smithline, have accused the singer of abuse. Manson denies all accusations made against him.

Walters is seeking unspecified damages from Manson, as well as back pay and lost wages plus the deletion of footage and images the singer may have of her and other women he obtained without their consent.

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