Glee Star Settles Sexual Battery Case Taken By Former Girlfriend For €2.7m
Glee star Mark Salling has been ordered to pay $2.7m to his ex-girlfriend after settling a sexual battery case that she filed in 2011.
Former Playboy model Roxanne Gorzela previously told the courts that she consented to having sex with the actor in 2011 but that he forced her to have sex without a condom.
She went on to claim that when she later visited his home to discuss her concerns over contracting a sexually transmitted disease, he “threw her to the ground, severely injuring her knees”.
Salling's attorney previously said that there was “no truth" to the claims and dismissed it as "the textbook case of a disgruntled girl looking to cash in on a TV star's success”.
He also claimed that Gorzela actually broke into his home and attacked him, so he had to defend himself.
According to Perez Hilton, Gorzela has since dropped her sexual battery claim, with Salling admitting to “negligently causing her to fall and injure herself" and agreeing to $2.7m in damages.
However, the money will be paid by Salling's insurance company State Farm and some of the settlement will be paid to the actor as he “believes State Farm owes him something for rejecting his initial claim in bad faith”.