Bryan Singer, the recently fired director of Oscar-nominated Bohemian Rhapsody, has been accused of sexual misconduct by four men according to an investigation by Atlantic magazine and reported in The Guardian.
Bryan Singer, the filmmaker behind such mega hits as X-Men, X2, X-Men: First Class, and The Usual Suspects has been accused by four men of sexual misconduct.
The director, who worked with disgraced Hollywood star Kevin Spacey on The Usual Suspects, previously denied allegations of impropriety following an article in Esquire magazine but these revelations published in Atlantic magazine after its own investigation add further marks against Singer’s character and conduct.
Sexual misconduct allegations have plagued Singer for years. In 1997 he was accused of coercing underage boys into filming naked scenes for the film Apt Pupil with a 14-year-old filing a lawsuit against the filmmaker. It was thrown out for insufficient evidence.
In 2014 another failed lawsuit accused Singer of sexual assault while a British man tried to take the director to court for similar reasons only to withdraw the complaint. Author Bret Easton Ellis claims he knows two people who have attended underage sex parties hosted by The Usual Suspects director.
Similarly, in 2017, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman filed a lawsuit alleging a rape carried out by Singer on him when he was 17 years old. This prompted the filmmaker to withdraw from the public eye.
In the latest allegations, Victor Valdovinos, claims Singer sexually assaulted him during the making of Apt Pupil when the accuser was just 13. Another three men claim Singer knowingly had sex with them while they were underage.
Singer’s legal representative denied all the allegations and has criticised the accusers for not providing evidence to support their claims.
Last year, Singer accused journalists of “a reckless disregard for the truth, making assumptions that are fictional and irresponsible”.
Singer remains the sole credited director of Bohemian Rhapsody but that is due to union regulations but was replaced by Dexter Fletcher after he was fired from the project.