Bryan Singer agrees to pay $ 150,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing him of raping the 17-year-old boy in 2003
Hollywood filmmaker Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $ 150,000 to a man who claimed that the director sexually abused him in 2003.
Carlos Sanchez-Guzman accused Singer of raping him when he was a 17-year-old high school student at a party on a yacht in Seattle.
Singer, 53, continues to deny all allegations and his lawyer said in a statement Wednesday that the decision to settle the lawsuit filed two years ago by Sanchez-Guzman was "purely business," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hollywood filmmaker Bryan Singer will pay $ 150,000 to settle a lawsuit instituted by Carlos Sanchez-Guzman that alleged that the director had sexually assaulted him when he was 17 in 2003
The news of the settlement was revealed as part of the Sanchez-Guzman bankruptcy proceedings and has yet to be approved by a court.
The bulk of the money goes to Sanchez-Guzman to pay debts and administration fees, state courts.
The curator noted that & # 39; there is no evidence to support the claim that Singer once attended a party on a yacht with Guzman – something that Singer denies ever occurred & # 39; per THR.com.
The lawsuit was filed in December 2017 shortly after Singer was fired as director of Bohemian Rhapsody.
The lawsuit alleged that Singer had committed oral sex against Sanchez-Guzman against his will and sexually assaulted him.
Singer denied the allegations.
X-Men director Singer, 53, pictured in December, continues to deny all accusations against him and his lawyer said in a statement that the decision to handle the suit is purely business & # 39; used to be
Sanchez-Guzman first filed for bankruptcy in 2014 and was subsequently dismissed. However, the bankruptcy trustee reopened the case in 2018 because the claims against Singer were not included in the assets of Sanchez-Guzman.
If the settlement is approved, the Sanchez-Guzman trial will be given priority.
In his statement, Singer & # 39; s lawyer Andrew Brettler said: & # 39; Singer has denied even knowing this individual, let alone allegedly having been in contact with him more than 15 years ago. & # 39;
& # 39; The decision to resolve the case with the bankruptcy trustee was purely business because the costs of the proceedings exceeded the amount that the bankruptcy trustee had asked to pay the creditors who owed money when the debtor filed for bankruptcy & # 39 ;, was the statement. .
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