You don't settle if it is garbage. Settling essentially admits that there is some fact to the allegation but both parties concede it is more of a risk to take it further where details will be revealed publicly.Oh ... so "alleged cases of rape" - reported on the same media that vowed to destroy him.
For some people - they are cats and the media is like milk. Lap it up buddy. You just believe everything you read.
Interesting point - Ben Teo - a top, top bloke - was forced to leave Australia BECAUSE OF THE MEDIA which reported he raped a woman before it was proven in court. Even after the case was dismissed, he would have people (probably like you) yelling "rapist" at him.
Congratulations - you're part of the herd.
Another interesting point - Hayne's case was settled out of court - a very strong indication that the woman's story was garbage.