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Lawsuit: Bryan Singer Sexually Assaulted 17-Year-Old in 2003

Lawsuit: Bryan Singer Sexually Assaulted 17-Year-Old in 2003

Singer - known for his work on the X-Men film series as well as Valkyrie and The Usual Suspects - was sacked this week from his latest project, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, with sources close to the production claiming the director had been feuding openly with the film's star, Rami Malek.

Famed director Bryan Singer is being sued for allegedly forcing a 17-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him and then raping him, but Singer categorically denies the allegations. Guzman says he again pleaded with Singer to stop, to no avail.

The lawsuit alleges that Singer led Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, then 17, into a bedroom under the pretense of giving him a tour of the yacht.

Additionally, the lawsuit claims that the yacht was owned by wealthy tech investor Lester Waters, and that the party was attended by many young gay men.




The "X-Men" director has been sued several times for misconduct with underage boys. The suit says Singer then locked the door and forced the teen to perform oral sex on him before raping Sanchez-Guzman.

Singer later promised he would help Sanchez-Guzman in Hollywood if he didn't tell anyone what had happened, the suit says.

In 2014, Singer faced a civil lawsuit from Egan, who claimed Singer and other Hollywood executives sexually assaulted him 15 years earlier. The allegations did not hold up in court, and the charges were ultimately dismissed.

Last month, a man came forward in a series of since-deleted Tweets describing his experience witnessing Singer's abuse firsthand. "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". He was also sentenced to two years in federal prison for an unrelated fraud case.


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