On Friday (April 30), it was revealed that Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco had taken legal action against Marilyn Manson after making claims earlier in the year detailing a sexual assault. Manson's lawyer, Howard E. King, has issued a statement claiming that the accusations are "provably false" and alleging that Bianco moved forward with the suit after Manson refused to give in to her financial demands.
King said in his statement to the Associated Press, “These claims are provably false. To be clear, this suit was only filed after my client refused to be shaken down by Ms. Bianco and her lawyer and give in to their outrageous financial demands based on conduct that simply never occurred. We will vigorously contest these allegations in court and are confident that we will prevail.”