CLOSENew lawsuit alleges the director raped 17-year-old boy

Bryan Singer has been fired from directing the Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
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Director Bryan Singer, who has directed X-Men motion pictures and used to be fired this week from his Queen biopic, has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Washington state, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman says the incident took place in 2003 when he attended a birthday party on a yacht in the Seattle house. Sanchez-Guzman used to be 17 at the time.

The civil go well with, got by means of USA TODAY, claims Singer introduced to take Sanchez-Guzman on a excursion of the yacht. When they arrived at one in every of the rooms, the go well with alleges Singer “forced Cesar to the floor, shoved Cesar’s face against his crotch area and demanded Cesar perform oral sex on him.” The go well with says Singer then forcibly anally penetrated Sanchez-Guzman.

Singer later promised he would assist Sanchez-Guzman in Hollywood if he did not inform someone what had took place, the go well with says. 

The allegation hits the similar week Singer used to be fired from his movie Bohemian Rhapsody, which has been filming in London. 

Reports had surfaced that Singer, 52, have been absent from the set in contemporary weeks, forcing manufacturing to close down closing Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Singer defended himself publicly, announcing in a observation he used to be in the U.S. serving to an in poor health guardian. 

20th Century Fox replaced him on Wednesday with Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher.

Sanchez-Guzman is calling for damages associated with experiencing “severe psychological, mental and emotional injuries, shame, humiliation and loss of enjoyment of life.”

 A consultant for Singer didn’t in an instant reply to a request for remark from USA TODAY, however a observation shared with Variety mentioned the director “categorically denies these allegations and can vehemently protect this lawsuit to the very finish … Once Bryan prevails, he’ll pursue his personal claims for malicious prosecution.”

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