Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer has agreed to pay Cesar Sanchez-Guzman $150,000 to settle allegations that he forced him to perform oral sex on him and later raped him during a yacht party when he was just 17 years old.
Singer claims the payout is simply a business decision and not an admission of guilt. (#SureJan)
According to TMZ:
… a bankruptcy trustee urged the court to approve a $150K settlement with Singer. Sanchez-Guzman had filed for bankruptcy, so a judge has to sign off on the settlement.
However … Singer’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, says the director still maintains his innocence and the settlement is not an admission of guilt.
Singer’s attorney says … “Mr. Singer has denied even knowing this individual, let alone allegedly having interacted with him more than 15 years ago.”
He continued … “The decision to resolve the matter with the bankruptcy trustee was purely a business one, as litigation costs would well exceed the amount requested by the trustee to pay off the creditors who were owed money when the debtor filed for bankruptcy.”