Director Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $ 150,000 to resolve accusations that he violated a 17-year-old boy in 2003, writes Variety. Cesar Sanchez-Guzman filed a lawsuit in December 2017 accusing the director of sexual assault during a yacht party in Seattle. Singer denies all the allegations.
At a briefing on Wednesday, a bankruptcy administrator advised the court to approve a $ 150,000 deal with Singer.
Sanchez-Guzman filed for bankruptcy in 2014 and debts were cleared. The bankruptcy administrator reopened the case in 2018 on the grounds that Sanchez-Guzman’s complaint against Singer was not listed among his assets and that any proceedings should be available to his creditors.
Bryan Singer, the fired director of the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” was accused by four men claiming to have had sex with him while they were minors.
In a 12-month investigation, journalists spoke with over 50 sources, including the four men who never spoke about their experiences with Singer. An individual claimed that at the age of 17 he had sex with the director during a party in his house in 1997. Another claim that he and Singer had sexual intercourse the same year at Beverly Hills when he was 15 years old. Both claim that the director, who was 30 years old, knew he was under 18 years of age and therefore under the age of consent in California.
The singer was fired during his production of “Bohemian Rhapsody” in December 2017. The executives made this decision after the tensions between Singer and Rami Malek began to amplify, due to the unexplained absences of the increasingly frequent director on the platforms of shooting. The singer has denied the allegations of unprofessional behavior and claims that Fox has forbidden him to care for a sick parent, as well as take care of his own health.
Bryan Singer was replaced by Dexter Fletcher for his latest shootings at Bohemian Rhapsody, but he is still credited as the film’s unique director, according to the rules of the American Directors’ Union.