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An attorney for Hollywood director Bryan Singer announced Wednesday that the film director will be paid $150,000 to resolve allegations that he raped a 17-year-old man while partying on a yacht in 2003.
The “X-men” director was accused of sexually assaulting then-minor child, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, Seattle, during a hunting party. The singer reportedly called him to a secluded area and forced the teenager to perform oral sex. Sanchez-Guzman’s lawsuit, filed in December 2017, are also claiming that the Singer performed oral sex on a 17-year-old against his will and anally penetrated him, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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The Singer’s lawyer said that his client denies the assault, and that he has agreed to pay the settlement for commercial reasons related to Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, the failure of the case. Sanchez-Guzman’s bankruptcy in 2014, but his claim was dismissed, according to Variety. The trustee’s reopening of the claim, and in 2018, due to the possibility of a withdrawal of the assault and trial, it was not included as one of the Sanchez-Guzman the full potential of the assets.
The Singer’s lawyer said that his client will pay $150,000 to have the confidence that if the bankruptcy case has been approved. The funds will be administered by an independent trustee, Nancy James, it would be used for the payment of the Sanchez-Guzman accounts payable as well as administrative costs.
“The singer has refused to accept it, even knowing that such a person, let alone be said to have contact with him for more than 15 years ago,” said Andrew Brettler, an attorney at Lavely & Singer, who represented the Singer, said in a statement on Wednesday.
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“The decision to resolve the matter with the trustee in bankruptcy was purely a business one, such as the costs of litigation would be higher than the amount requested by the trustee to pay the creditors the money owed if the debtor is in bankruptcy,” he said.