AMARILLO, Texas – Texas millionaire Stanley Marsh 3, along with relatives and an associate, has settled 10 lawsuits filed by 10 unnamed teenagers who claim he paid them for sex acts.
In a prepared statement, plaintiffs’ attorney Anthony Buzbee and Marsh’s attorney Kelly Utsinger said the teenagers and Marsh have resolved their differences and that no side will have further comments.
Saturday’s statement was obtained by the Amarillo Globe-News.
Marsh 3, his son Stanley Marsh IV, his wife and guardian Gwendolyn Marsh and his associate David Weir settled the lawsuits.
The 75-year-old Marsh also faces 11 criminal charges filed by a special prosecutor. The charges accuse the Amarillo millionaire and artist of molesting a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy in 2010. Marsh surrendered to authorities in November and is free on $300,000 bond. Marsh’s lawyers have denied the allegations.
Special prosecutor Matt Powell did not immediately reply to a request for comment on whether the settlement affects the criminal case. At the time of filing the charges, Powell said the millionaire faces six counts of child sexual assault and five counts of sexual performance by a child.
Marsh is known for planting 10 painted Cadillacs nose-down along Interstate 40 as an art exhibit. He suffered a massive stroke in 2011.