Former Celtics players Ron Mercer and Chauncey Billups settled the lawsuit of a woman who said she was raped at the home of Boston F Antoine Walker in 1997.

Mercer and Billups, now with the Nuggets, agreed to pay the unidentified woman an undisclosed sum, the Boston Herald reported yesterday.

Walker's housemate also was accused by the woman, but he has not settled because he has no money, said his lawyer, Willie Davis.

Walker also is named in the lawsuit but has refused to pay. He did not participate in the alleged assault but is accused of walking through a bedroom while it took place.

U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns hasn't entered a final judgment since granting a motion to dismiss the case.

A lower court has ruled that Walker had no duty to stop the alleged assault, but that ruling was overturned in federal court last year.

Walker has filed a counter-complaint against Mercer and Billups, but those records are sealed.

Walker's lawyer, Nicholas Theodorou, said, "Antoine continues to defend the case vigorously."

The woman said she was raped by Billups, Mercer and Walker's housemate in a bedroom of Walker's Waltham home after meeting the players at a comedy club.

No criminal charges were filed.

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