Deftones Lose Big Name On Tour Due To Marilyn Manson

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Marilyn Manson’s ex-girlfriend Esmé Bianco is suing him for sexual assault and human trafficking, among other charges. She has expanded her allegations against Manson, revealing that he stopped her from being part of a planned tour video for Deftones.

Bianco shot a video with Deftones to be used as part of the stage set for the band’s current tour, according to a motion filed on Wednesday in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

The legal filing states that in exchange for Bianco providing her images, she was to expect an economic benefit from significant public exposure from the band’s worldwide tour, as well as having the opportunity to continue working with the highly sought-after creative director who supervised the project.

Bianco claims that when Manson found out about her involvement with Deftones, he contacted the band to confront them over their decision to work with her.

Manson had flipped out and had a meltdown just from the fact that Bianco was working with Deftones, she told Rolling Stone. She added that the band then proceeded to cut her footage.

Deftones did not use the video they shot with Bianco on the group’s tour. Bianco claimed that this breach of contract led by Manson caused damage to her reputation and loss of future economic opportunity with Deftones.

Bianco said that she thinks Deftones decided it was easier to remove her from the video than to deal with Manson.

Deftones were not added as defendants in the suit, not even former Marilyn Manson bassist Fred Sablan who is currently with Deftones as a touring member.