A man accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl over the internet has agreed to a $50 million settlement, a source close to the deal told The Associated Press.
The settlement comes two weeks after a federal jury found James “Danny” Masterson not guilty of raping and sexually assaulting the girl in December of 2017.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in March 2018.
The deal is the latest in a string of settlements reached against companies, universities and other businesses that settled sexual-harassment and abuse claims brought by former employees or customers of the men accused.
The case was settled for $10 million in the first settlement in October 2017, a deal that was criticized for being too lenient.
That settlement was negotiated with the former employees of a former employer, which also had agreed to pay out $10.5 million.