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Mark Salling settles lawsuit with ex-lover

Actor Mark Salling's ex-lover has dropped a sexual battery lawsuit against the Glee star, after winning a $2.7 million settlement.

Playboy pin-up Roxanne Gorzela hit Salling with the suit in 2011, claiming she confronted the TV star at his home days after he had refused to wear contraception during a consensual sex session and told him of her fears she had contracted a sexually transmitted disease from him.


Gorzela alleged he responded by pushing her to the ground, causing bruising on her knees.


Salling had a different story - he claimed Gorzela broke into his home and attacked him, forcing him to act in self-defense.


The sexual battery claim was dropped on Monday (23Mar15) after Salling confessed to negligently causing his ex to fall and injure herself.


According to TMZ.com, Gorzela will receive $2.7 million in damages, including $1.8 million for pain and suffering. However, under the settlement signed by a judge, Gorzela is set to get the windfall from Salling's insurance company, State Farm.


In 2013, Salling sued bosses at State Farm over reports they refused to pay for his defense team, even though the alleged incident with Gorzela occurred at his house, which is protected by the firm's homeowners policy.


Under the new settlement, Salling will ironically receive a cut of Gorzela's damages.