Marilyn Manson's attorneys on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss "Game of Thrones" actress Esme Bianco's sexual assault and battery claims against the shock rock artist, arguing that they had no merit based on California's statute of limitations law.
In the new motion reviewed by Insider, attorney Howard King said that Bianco's claims were "a key component of a coordinated attack by multiple plaintiffs, who are cynically and dishonestly seeking to monetize and exploit the #MeToo movement.".
"Because the statute of limitations expired in 2013 and Plaintiff did not file her claims until 2021, her sexual assault and battery claims are not actionable and should be dismissed," King wrote.
Manson's attorney alleged that California's code Of Civil Procedure Section 340.16, which was amended in 2019 to include a ten-year Statute Of Limitations for adult claims of sexual abuse, does not apply to the case because the abuse allegedly occurred in 2011, and "the statute does not revive claims that lapsed under the former limitations period."