by Chris Braly
Movie director Bryan Singer, best known for helming several films in the X-Men franchise, was recently fired from directing a biopic of Freddy Mercury “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which is currently shooting in London. Mr. Singer was often absent from the set and didn’t return after the Thanksgiving holidays, causing the production to be shutdown. Singer has since claimed that he had been unable to make it on-set due to his responsibility of caring for an ill parent. Dexter Fletcher was brought in by the studio to replace Singer this week.
On Thursday, Bryan Singer was sued for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy in Seattle back in in 2003. Variety reports:
The alleged victim, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, accused the director of forcing him to perform oral sex. According to the suit, which was filed in state court in Seattle, the director then forcibly performed oral sex on Sanchez-Guzman and then anally penetrated him.
Later, Singer approached Sanchez-Guzman and told him he was a producer and could help him get into acting if he did not say anything about the incident, the suit alleges.
“He then told Cesar that no one would believe him if he ever reported the incident, and that he could hire people who are capable of ruining someone’s reputation,” the lawsuit states.
The yacht was owned by Lester Waters, a wealthy tech investor “who frequently hosted parties for young gay males in the Seattle area,” the suit alleges.
Read the rest of the story along with the legal documents here.