Bryan Singer, the director of the Oscar nominated feature film Bohemian Rhapsody, has been accused of having sex with underage boys by four men.
All four allegations have been made by the alleged victims. The news has been unearthed by an investigation which was conducted by the Atlantic magazine. Two of the men, detailing their account under the pseudonyms of Eric and Andy, accused Singer of having sex with them despite being aware that they were under the age of consent. The alleged actions took are said to have taken place in the state of California where the age of consent is 18. Eric and Andy confirmed that they were aged 17 and 15 respectively at the time.
Another man, Victor Valdovinos, claims he worked as an extra on Singer’s 1998 film Apt Pupil when he was assaulted by the director. According to Valdovinos, he was aged 13 when Singer grabbed his genitals and began “masturbating it” on the film set.
The fourth and final man to come forward, under the pseudonym as ‘Ben’, claimed to have had oral sex with Singer when he “was either 17 or 18”. “He would stick his hands down your pants without consent,” the man told the Atlantic. “He was predatory in that he would ply people with alcohol and drugs and then have sex with them.”
Singer, who has been weighed down in repeated controversy in recent years, was famously fired from the production of Bohemian Rhapsody after what was described as constant feuding with his cast and crew. A matter of days after his dismissal, a man named Cesar Sanchez-Guzman issued a lawsuit against the Singer claiming that the director raped him when when Sanchez-Guzman was 17.
Singer denied the allegations made by Sanchez-Guzman.
Similarly, Singer’s attorney Andrew Brettler has also issued a denial on behalf of the director to Atlantic magazine. Brettler denied that Singer had ever had sex with underage boys.