Four males have come ahead with new allegations of sexual misconduct towards director Bryan Singer (Bohemian Rhapsody, X-Men, The Usual Suspects) in a brand new report in The Atlantic written by Alex French and Maximillian Potter. Singer has denied all the allegations. The Atlantic stories, “When asked for comment, Singer’s lawyer, Andrew B. Brettler, noted that Singer has never been arrested for or charged with any crime, and that Singer categorically denies ever having sex with, or a preference for, underage men.” In a press release via his consultant, reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Singer mentioned, “it’s no shock that, with Bohemian Rhapsody being an award-winning hit, this homophobic smear piece has been conveniently timed to make the most of its success.”
One man who spoke with The Atlantic, Victor Valdovinos, claimed that Singer “grabbed my genitals and started masturbating it” on the set of Apt Pupil in 1997. Valdovinos was 13 years previous; Singer was in his early thirties. Valdovinos additionally mentioned Singer “rubbed his front part on me.” According to The Atlantic, Singer’s legal professional mentioned his shopper “did not know who Valdovinos was and denied that anything had happened between them.”
Another man, recognized as Eric, mentioned that he and Singer met at a Beverly Hills mansion in 1997 when he was 17 and the director was 31 years previous. Eric claimed that, after having intercourse the night time they met, “he and Singer had sex on and off for about five years.” (The age of consent in California is 18 years previous.) A 3rd man, known as Andy, mentioned that he was 15 years previous when he and Singer had intercourse at a Beverly Hills mansion in 1997.
A fourth man, recognized as Ben, claimed that “he and Singer made out once,” and that when he was both 17 or 18 they’d oral intercourse. Speaking with The Atlantic, Ben mentioned Singer “would stick his hands down your pants without your consent,” and that “[h]e was predatory in that he would ply people with alcohol and drugs and then have sex with them.”
The Atlantic investigation consists of an interview with Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, who sued Singer in 2017 for allegedly sexually assaulting him as a minor. The assault allegedly befell in 2003 when Sanchez-Guzman was 17. Singer beforehand denied Sanchez-Guzman’s claims when the lawsuit grew to become public.
The Singer-directed Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody premiered in 2018. Shortly earlier than filming was completed, production was halted “due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer.” Shortly after, Singer was fired from the movie.
Bohemian Rhapsody, which formally credit Bryan Singer because the director, has turn out to be a large business success, changing into the highest-grossing music biopic of all time. The film additionally took residence Best Motion Picture—Drama at the Golden Globes and is up for Best Picture at the 2019 Oscars.