Bryan Singer Denies, Denies, Denies Sexual Assault Allegations & Firing Rumors

Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer is speaking out.

As we reported, the director — who is no longer working on the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody — is being sued by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, who claims the filmmaker raped him on a yacht in Seattle when the alleged victim was only 17 years old.

Now, the 52-year-old “categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end.”

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A statement from the filmmaker’s rep explains:

“Cesar Sanchez-Guzman apparently claims that he did not remember this alleged incident from 2003 until now. Significantly, when Sanchez-Guzman filed for bankruptcy only a few years ago, he failed to disclose this alleged claim when he was supposed to identify all of his assets, but conveniently, now that the bankruptcy court discharged all of his debts, he is able to recall the alleged events. The attorney behind this lawsuit is the same lawyer who represented Michael Egan, the convicted felon who sued Bryan Singer in 2014. In the end, Egan was forced to dismiss that case once the facts came out and his story completely fell apart. Egan and his attorneys then found themselves as defendants in a malicious prosecution action brought by some of the individuals who Egan previously sued ├óΓé¼┬ª We are confident that this case will turn out the same way the Egan case did. And once Bryan prevails, he will pursue his own claims for malicious prosecution.”

These allegations come just after the X-Men director was fired from the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody for Twentieth Century Fox. Apparently, star Rami Malek complained about Singer’s “unreliability and unprofessionalism” after he didn’t show up to set.

However, Singer denies this claim as well, saying:

“The studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision and beyond my control. While, at times we did have creative differences on set, Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving. I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Queen, but Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first.”


TMZ also caught up with Singer outside of Mel’s diner in West Hollywood on Thursday, where he said his firing had nothing to do with the sexual assault allegations against him. He went on to say he never got a clear answer from the studio, because he thinks “the reason would be, in my opinion, inaccurate and embarrassing.” Oof.

Watch his full chat HERE.


[Image via Dave Bedrosian/Future Image/WENN.]

Dec 8, 2017 10:06am PDT

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