The accuser, Guzel Ganieva, could not pursue her claims after receiving $9.5 million from Black under a nondisclosure agreement that followed their six-year relationship, which ended in 2014.
Why it matters
The case highlights the use of nondisclosure agreements in sexual assault cases and the power dynamics that can prevent victims from speaking out. It also raises questions about the accountability of powerful individuals and the effectiveness of legal systems in addressing sexual assault allegations.
What the papers say
The New York Post and Reuters provide similar accounts of the case, while the BBC and Gulf News report on separate legal disputes involving Tiger Woods and his ex-girlfriend Erica Herman.
How we got here
The case against Black has been ongoing since 2019, when Ganieva first filed a lawsuit accusing him of rape. Black has denied the allegations and claimed that Ganieva tried to extort him. The case has been complicated by the nondisclosure agreement that Ganieva signed, which prevented her from speaking out about the alleged assault. The use of NDAs in sexual assault cases has been a contentious issue, with critics arguing that they can be used to silence victims and protect perpetrators.
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