In a deal struck in recent days, the multiple X-Men flick helmer will hand over $150,000 to Cesar Sanchez-Guzmans bankruptcy trustee to see the sexual abuse claim disappear.
“The debtor filed a claim against Mr. Singer that he had no basis or legal right to file,” proclaimed Singers lawyer Andrew Brettler in a statement today after the agreement over the Washington State filed 2017 matter was announced.
“Mr. Singer has denied even knowing this individual, let alone allegedly having interacted with him more than 15 years ago,” the attorney at Lavely & Singer, no relation, added. “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.”
Once the $150,000 agreement is approved by a Chapter 11 judge and paid out, the sexual assault and battery and sexual exploitation of children action will be dismissed with prejudice, which means its really over.
Having declared himself insolvent in 2014, Sanchez-Guzman took the increasingly controversial The Usual Suspects director to court up in the Evergreen State in December 2017.
The incident described in the filing occurred supposedly on a yacht party in 2003 where Singer invited the then teen to a secluded back room and allegedly assaulted him. The gathering was hosted by technology investor Leslie Waters “who frequently hosted parties for young gay males in the Seattle area,” the filing asserted. The age of consent in Washington state is 16-years old, which is likely why the first claim was for sexual assault.