Ousted Queen Movie Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexual Assault

Carla Harmon
December 8, 2017

Singer is likely best known as the director of multiple films in Fox's X-Men franchise, starting with the 2000 original and as recently as 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse. Some of the allegations go so far as rape. He categorically denies the claim.

Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who claims the director sexually assaulted him when he was 17 years old. The suit claims it was a party populated by young gay males, including the plaintiff, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman.

After Singer allegedly performed oral sex on Guzman, the director is said to have penetrated the minor despite his pleas.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Singer was on a yacht in the Seattle area back in 2003. a yacht owned by wealthy tech investor, Lester Waters.

Singer later promised he would help Sanchez-Guzman in Hollywood if he didn't tell anyone what had happened, the suit says. Although the alleged victim pleaded with him to stop, Singer allegedly wouldn't and caused him to choke.

You may recall another man, Michael Egan, making similar claims against Singer and other industry power players in 2014.

The allegation hits the same week Singer was sacked from his film Bohemian Rhapsody, which has been filming in London.

A rep for Singer tells TMZ, "The lawsuit was filed by the same lawyer who represented Michel Egan". "These damages include, but are not limited to, emotional distress, mental anguish, physical and mental pain and suffering, a decrease in his ability to enjoy life, past and future medical expenses, attorneys' fees and costs, and other general and special damages, all in an amount to be determined at trial" (read it here).

According to reports, the director missed several days of production following the Thanksgiving holiday, with the film's cinematographer stepping in to direct. Singer was sacked from the film on Tuesday. He was also sentenced to two years in federal prison for an unrelated fraud case.

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