Director Bryan Singer has moved to deny sexual assault allegations made against him after being sued for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy.
Singer, who was fired from his role as director of the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody just days ago, is being sued by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman who accused him of forcing the teenager into performing sex acts.
Sanchez-Guzman, says he was assaulted by Singer during a 2003 yacht party in Seattle.
The alleged victim describes an incident in uncomfortable detail in which Singer is said to have offered to take Sanchez-Guzman on a tour of the luxury yacht. However, when the pair reached to one of the bedrooms, Singer is said to have allegedly tackled the then 17-year-old boy to the ground and demanded he perform oral sex.
Singer is then said to have performed oral sex on Sanchez-Guzman before forcibly penetrating him in the anus, Guzman alleges.
In his court case, Sanchez-Guzman is seeking compensation for damages including “emotional distress, mental anguish, physical and mental pain and suffering, a decrease in his ability to enjoy life.”
In a chilling resemblance to the allegations made against Hollywood boss Harvey Weinstein, the court filing also alleges that Singer offered to help Sanchez-Guzman get into acting as long as he never said anything about the alleged incident.
However, Singer’s own legal team rebutted the claims in a statement to TMZ saying: “Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end.”
The case continues.