'Bohemian Rhapsody' director Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a rape accusation.
Despite the considerable payout, Singer maintains his innocence, saying the settlement was born of a financial calculation and not an admission of guilt.
His alleged victim, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman accused Singer back in a 2017 lawsuit of raping him at a yacht party in 2003.
Singer reportedly then “approached Cesar and told him that he was a producer in Hollywood and that he could help Cesar get into acting as long as Cesar never said anything about the incident,” the complaint read. “He then told Cesar that no one would believe him if he ever reported the incident, and that he could hire people who are capable of ruining someone’s reputation.”
In a statement, Singer’s attorney Andrew Brettler 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 who were owed money when the debtor filed for bankruptcy."