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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Director Bryan Singer Gets $150,000 Settlement Approved Over Alleged Rape Claims

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By Ryan Naumann

“Bohemian Rhapsody” director Bryan Singer’s $150,000 settlement has been approved by a federal judge, ending the battle with his alleged rape victim.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the $150,000 deal that Singer proposed to have claims against him dismissed was approved by the court.

The claims were brought by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman who sued Singer accusing him of rape when he was only 17-years-old. Sanchez-Guzman won’t be paid the full $150k but will only receive $34,486, with the rest being used to pay off his debts.

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In his 2017 lawsuit, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman claimed while on a yacht in Seattle, Singer forced him to perform oral sex and proceeded to perform oral sex on Sanchez-Guzman and then allegedly anally penetrated him.

Following the incident, he alleged Singer talked to him about helping him get into acting but only if he stayed silent about the alleged rape.

He sued seeking unspecified damages.

Bryan Singer responded to the lawsuit, denying he even knew the guy. We're told he settled the case with the bankruptcy trustee and not the man who sued.

Our sources say, this was entirely a business decision, to resolve this situation rather than paying 10 times this amount litigating a case for years.

Singer said that since the alleged incident took place years before the bankruptcy was filed, it would mean Sanchez-Guzman violated the law by not disclosing it. He pointed out that bankruptcy law clearly states if a debtor makes false statements, they could be fined up to $500,000 and imprisoned for up to five years or both.

The settlement will go to whatever fees or debts he owes in the bankruptcy.

He claimed that Sanchez-Guzman “should not now be permitted to benefit from his violation of the law.” Singer also claimed that since the alleged incident occurred in 2003, the statute of limitations has expired.

As a result of Singer, Sanchez-Guzman years-old bankruptcy was reopened by a federal court judge, despite the case being closed for four years.

He then had to file amended docs now listing that he had two claims against Bryan Singer with an unknown value. In his original bankruptcy filing, Sanchez-Guzman had $3,334 in assets and around $76,368 in liabilities.

Last month, Singer agreed to pay $150,000 to Sanchez-Guzman to settle his claims. The director continued to deny any wrongdoing despite agreeing to pay.

The bankruptcy trustee had the final say with respect to the settlement and filed docs seeking to approve the $150k deal with Singer. The judge signed off but that means Sanchez-Guzman will walk away with only $34,486 from the $150k deal, with the rest being used to pay off his old creditors and court costs.

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