Coincidentally, an X is also the location where Bryan Singer will reportedly be signing his name on another hefty settlement check.
Back in December 2017, the rumors about Bryan Singer were brought back up in a big way. I’m talking about the rumors about Bryan Singer allegedly being a major creep-and-a-half to the boys he hosted pool parties for. A man named Cesar Sanchez-Guzman filed a lawsuit accusing Bryan Singer of raping him in 2003 when he was just 17 years old. Cesar claimed it happened on a yacht in the Seattle area, that he repeatedly told Bryan “no” and “stop,” and that Bryan later told him to keep his mouth shut, or else, before then implying he could fix Cesar up with some roles in Hollywood. After the lawsuit was made public, Bryan denied everything, as Bryan is known to do.
Bryan won’t have to continue his Bryan Didn’t Do It: Yacht Edition act in a court of law, because Deadline says the lawsuit is in the process of being settled. But he does get to continue denying any involvement, just through a statement provided by his lawyer, Andrew Brettler. The statement was released yesterday, and confirmed that Bryan would be settling this case out of court with money.
“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.”
Bryan has reportedly agreed to pay $150,000. Once a judge has signed off on the amount, the sexual assault and battery and sexual exploitation of children action against Bryan will be dismissed with prejudice. The reason a judge has to approve it all is because Cesar had previously filed for bankruptcy. That bankruptcy case was reopened after the lawsuit was filed, as the lawsuit with Bryan Singer was seen as an unreported potential asset for creditors. That means that when all is said and done, Cesar’s creditors will receive about $61,000 of the settlement check. The rest will go towards the cost of the case. Cesar Sanchez-Guzman might only see a little bit of the money.
Of course, this doesn’t mean Bryan Singer is out of the creep end of the pool. Earlier this year, The Atlantic published an exposé on Bryan in which four men came forward alleging that Bryan is as awful and gross as you might imagine. Of course, Bryan denied it all.
But now that Bryan’s pesky rape lawsuit is out of the way, it’s anyone’s guess what he’ll do next. His Red Sonjia remake was put on ice after the exposé was released. He’s currently listed as a producer on The Gifted, but other than that, it would appear the coming months of his day planner are filled with tumbleweeds. Metaphorically of course, but literally would work too. Limit his contact to tumbleweeds – or anything dry and dusty, really. The farther that guy stays away from water, the better.