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Bryan Singer to Pay $150K to Settle Lawsuit Over Allegedly Raping 17-Year-Old

Bryan Singer to Pay $150K to Settle Lawsuit Over Allegedly Raping 17-Year-Old

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Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to a man who alleged he was raped by the director when he was 17.

Cesar Sanchez-Guzman filed a lawsuit against Singer in December 2017, in which he alleged that the X-Men director anally penetrated and performed oral sex on him against his will.

The 53-year-old director has denied “even knowing” Sanchez-Guzman and though he has maintained his innocence over claims he raped his accuser at a yacht party in 2003 when he was just 17, he agreed to hand over the sum because it would be cheaper than fighting the matter in court.

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Sanchez-Guzman filed for bankruptcy in 2014. As Variety noted, a bankruptcy trustee reopened the case last year because, she said, Sanchez-Guzman hadn’t listed his lawsuit against Singer and the potential proceeds from the case as a potential asset.

“The debtor filed a claim against Mr. Singer that he had no basis or legal right to file,” lawyer Andrew Brettler said.

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“Mr. Singer has denied even knowing this individual, let alone allegedly having interacted with him more than 15 years ago.”

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Earlier this year, The Atlantic published a piece including allegations that Bryan Singer committed sexual misconduct against four teenage boys—claims which the director’s attorneys have denied.

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