March 9, 2018 2:56 pm

Mark Salling’s ex-girlfriend sues his estate for $2.7M settlement

Mark Salling arrives at the 15th Annual Trevor Project Benefit held at Hollywood Palladium on Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif.

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An ex-girlfriend of the late Mark Salling is demanding his estate to pay her US$2.7 million for a settlement the pair allegedly agreed to before his death.

Roxanne Gorzela, who dated Salling from 2010 to early 2011, filed legal documents on March 8 demanding to be added as a creditor of the late actor’s estate, according to People.

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Gorzela sued Salling in 2013 for assault, sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. In the original lawsuit, she claimed that she arrived at his house to confront him about their unprotected sex and she found him in bed with another woman.

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When Gorzela demanded that Salling take an STD test, she alleges he pushed her to the ground which caused her to hit her head.

Salling countersued Gorzela for allegedly vandalizing his car, breaking into his house and assaulting him.

Salling’s reps denied the claims at the time but she won the settlement and the late Glee actor was ordered to pay her US$2.7 million.

Gorzela claims that he never paid her the sum she was owed.

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On Jan. 30, Salling was found dead in Los Angeles. He died by hanging one month after he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

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Salling was facing four to seven years in prison and was set to be sentenced in March. He was ordered to pay US$50,000 to each of his victims. The victims will now have to file suit in civil court to pursue payments as he was not sentenced before his death.

Salling’s lawyer has not commented on Gorzela’s new legal documents as of this writing.

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