After losing his job as the director of the upcoming biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, Bryan Singer, is now facing a lawsuit for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old boy back in 2003. In a statement released by his representatives, Singer denied all of the allegations outright.
Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, the man, named in the lawsuit, said he met Bryan during a yacht party in the area around Seattle in 2003. The event was mostly for gay males, and it was there where the incident allegedly took place.
According to the court documents, the X-Men director tried to take the 17-year-old for a tour on the boat. Bryan Singer allegedly forced the boy’s face into his crotch area and demanded he performs oral sex.
Guzman pleaded for Bryan to stop, which he didn’t. At a later date, the director told Guzman that he was a Hollywood producer and that he would help the young boy get into acting as long as he didn’t tell anybody about the incident.
As a result of the altercation, Guzman said he had suffered severe mental, psychological, and emotional pain, as well as humiliation and in general, depression which caused a detrimental effect on his life.
In response, a representative for Singer stated that Bryan denies all of the charges, and alleged that Guzman is merely looking to extort money. Additionally, in 2014, Michael Egan filed a civil suit against Bryan for trying to get him to do similar acts.
Bryan’s attorney, Marty Singer, said the lawsuit was “absurd and defamatory.” However, Singer eventually submitted evidence which showed he was not in Hawaii at the time of the alleged altercation. Egan finally dropped the lawsuit and, at a later date, went to prison for fraud after he pleaded guilty to securities and wire fraud.