Sexual assault settlement - X-Men director Bryan singer set to pay $150,000.
X-men director, Bryan Singer will reportedly pay $150,000 to end the legal battle that began the week he was axed from the directorial position of the Queen film.
Bryan Singer, the estranged director of Bohemian Rhapsody, has consented to pay $150,000 to settle a lawsuit focused on allegations of sexual assault, Variety reports. Cesar Sanchez-Guzman sued Singer in December 2017, claiming the director sexually mistreated him during a yacht party in 2003. Sanchez-Guzman was 17 at the time of the alleged episode.
Bryan Singer set to pay 150,000.
Sanchez-Guzman filed for bankruptcy in 2014, and in 2018, his accusations against Singer was recorded as a potential asset. A chapter 11 trustee reached a settlement agreement with Singer’s lawyers and asked the court to demand a $150,000 settlement with Singer. Pending the settlement’s endorsement, the lawsuit will be dismissed with partiality.
Singer’s attorney Andrew Brettler discharged an announcement about the settlement (via Variety). Brettler wrote, “The debtor filed a claim against Mr. Singer that he had no basis or legal right to file. Mr. Singer has denied even knowing this individual, let alone allegedly having interacted with him more than 15 years ago.”
The attorney further said ‘decision to determine the matter with the bankruptcy trustee was purely a business one, as prosecution costs would all around surpass the amount requested by the trustee to satisfy the creditors who were owed cash when the debtor filed for financial protection.’
The claim was recorded the same week Singer was terminated as director of Bohemian Rhapsody, allegedly due to his multiple absences on set during the taping. Bryan was N.J. fired from 'Red Sonja' reboot amid the very sexual assault allegations. In January, The Atlantic published an insightful report where four men blamed Singer of the sexual assault of minors.
Rami Malek shades his opinion on Bryan Singer's sexual assault case.
The 2019 GLAAD Media Awards pulled 'Bohemian Rhapsody’s' nomination because of the allegations imposed upon Singer. Queen’s Brian May issued a statement of regret for saying Singer “is innocent until proven guilty.”
The film’s star Rami Malek, who won an Academy for his performance as 'Freddie Mercury,' addressed the allegations against Singer in an interview. Malek said his heart goes out to anyone who has to live through anything like what he has heard and what is out there.
The actor added ‘it's awful, it's remarkable that this occurs, I can acknowledge so much what they've experienced and how troublesome this must be for them. In the light of the Me Too era, this some way or another appears to exist from that point onward, it's a horrible thing.’