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Bohemian Rhapsody Director Bryan Singer pays $150000 to settle the abuse case

He was accused of sexual abuse of a minor by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman.

by Maham Awais

Bohemian Rhapsody Director Bryan Singer pays $ 150,000 to settle the abuse case.  Cesar Sanchez-Guzman accused the director of sexual abuse of a minor. 

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On Wednesday, Singer’s lawyer confirmed that the case has been resolved. The director states that he does not know Sanchez-Guzman and has never abused him. Sanchez-Guzman filed for bankruptcy in 2014. He filed the case against Singer, later claiming Singer sexually assaulted him in 2003 during a Seattle Yacht party.  

Director Bryan Singer pays $ 150000

Singer’s lawyer commented, “The decision to settle this case is motivated by business reasons. The costs of the proceedings would be higher than the amount the trustee asked for. Sanchez-Guzman can pay his creditors with the $ 150,000″.  

A bankruptcy trustee reached a settlement agreement with Singer’s attorneys. He asked the court to approve a $150,000 settlement with Singer. After the settlement’s approval, the lawsuit will be dismissed.

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Singer denies all accusations

Director Bryan Singer pays $150000 to Sanchez-Guzman. Singer’s attorney Andrew Brettler released a statement about the settlement via Variety. He said, “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 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.”

Sanchez-Guzman filed the lawsuit the same week Singer was fired as director of Bohemian Rhapsody. He remained absent multiple times on set during filming. In January, The Atlantic published an investigative report where four men accused Singer of the sexual assault of minors.

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The 2019 GLAAD Media Awards withdrew Bohemian Rhapsody’s nomination because of the allegations levied against Singer. Queen’s Brian May issued an apology for saying Singer “is innocent until proven guilty.”

The Atlantic wrote an article about the X-Men director earlier this year accusing Singer of abusing 4 new men. In some of those cases, the men in question have been minors. 

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