A former lover of Mark Salling is seeking millions from the late "Glee" actor's estate. Roxanne Gorzela says that she’s owed money in papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on the grounds that “I have a civil judgment in Los Angeles County … in the amount of $2,710,155.28," as reported by San Francisco Gate.
“Assets of the estate are currently undetermined,” according to court papers obtained by San Francisco Gate. “Petitioner requests that any assets be placed in a blocked account when marshalled.”
Salling, 35, committed suicide in January. His death came just weeks before he was scheduled to be sentenced in court for child porn possession.
Gorzela's settlement comes from a fight over a sexual encounter in 2011, reported TMZ. The former "Playboy" model sued for sexual battery, saying that she consented to having sex with the actor but he did not want to wear a condom. She alleges that he forced unprotected sex onto her anyway. She added that she confronted him afterwards, worried that she may have contracted a sexually transmitted disease and that he threw her to the ground and severely injured her knees.
His team claimed that the allegations were not true and that she was a woman scorned. In 2013, he sued her for attacking him and vandalizing his car, according to TMZ.
Gorzela's case was settled in 2015. Salling admitted he negligently caused her to fall and injure herself but the battery charge was dropped.
Salling battled legal issues leading to his death. As previously reported, he pled guilty to possession of child pornography in December 2017. The actor admitted to possessing about 25,000 images and 600 videos of child porn. The children were as young as 3 years old.
Following his February death, the cause of his suicide was revealed to be asphyxia by hanging. Salling's body was found in a riverbed in Sunland, California. This wasn't the first time that Salling tried to kill himself. The actor tried to slit his wrists previously, as TMZ reported.
His lawyer claimed that wasn’t true at the time, and told TMZ: “Mark is physically fine and […] spending his time atoning and working on himself.”
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