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Bryan Singer sued for alleged rape of underage boy on yacht

08 December 2017, 05:09 | Israel Caldwell

Cesar Sanchez Guzman is accusing the Usual Suspects director of rape. By Daniel Reynolds December 07 2017 8:51 PM EST

Bryan Singer

In the lawsuit, the plaintiff says Singer offered to take him on a tour of the boat, owned by tech investor Lester Waters.

Bryan Singer, the celebrated director of many popular movies, is being sued for allegedly raping a seventeen-year-old boy in 2003. Sanchez-Guzman claims Singer claims raped him in 2003, when he was 17.

After the alleged assault, Sanchez-Guzman states in the lawsuit that Singer threatened to ruin his reputation if he came forward.

At some point after the alleged assault, the lawsuit claims Singer told Sanchez-Guzman "that he was a producer in Hollywood and that he could help Cesar get into acting as long as Cesar never said anything about the incident".

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The lawsuit was filed the same week that Singer was sacked from the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Guzman says he suffered emotional distress, mental anguish, and physical and mental pain. He also says that Singer "forcibly anally penetrated him, all while ignoring Guzman's pleas", according to TMZ.

The lawsuit comes just days after Singer was sacked from directing the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" after vanishing from set. Guzman claims he pleaded with Singer to stop, but he kept going. causing him to choke.

A representative for Singer did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment. The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday that Singer failed to show up to the London set on a number of occasions. However, rep for the filmmaker told TMZ the lawsuit was filed by the same lawyer who represented a man, Michael Egan, who several years ago accused Singer and others in the industry of sexual misconduct, only to withdraw the claims. Prior to his dismissal, Twentieth Century Fox reportedly received multiple complaints about Singer's unprofessional behaviour, with Jim Beach briefly quitting the film and star Rami Malek getting into a heated altercation with the director. "Those claims were dismissed by Egan himself, and he later went to Federal prison for lying in a fraud case".



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