A major Hollywood director is accused in a new lawsuit of raping a 17-year-old boy and forcing the youth to perform oral sex on him. TMZ reports that the suit was filed against Bryan Singer, the director of “The Usual Suspects,” “X-Men” and other major films.
Singer was fired earlier this week from his job directing the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” as we reported previously. That move appears to be unrelated to the new lawsuit.
“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. The suit claims it was a party populated by young gay males, including the plaintiff, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman,” TMZ reports. “The suit claims Singer offered to take Guzman, who was 17 at the time, on a tour of the yacht. When they got to one of the rooms, the suit alleges Singer thrust his body on Guzman, forced him to the floor, shoved Guzman’s face against his crotch and demanded he perform oral sex.”
Singer has denied the allegations. The report quotes Singer’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler, saying: “Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end. … 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.”
Brettler also said: “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.”