Bryan Singer, the celebrated director of many popular movies, including “X-Men” and “Superman Returns,” is being sued for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy in 2003.
What is he accused of?
Cesar Sanchez-Guzman claims that he was sexually assaulted by Singer on a yacht in Seattle. He said that he was attending a party when Singer offered to give him a tour of the yacht.
After luring him into a cabin, Singer forced Sanchez-Gizman into oral sex, and then committed other sexual acts, according to the lawsuit.
“He then told Cesar that no one would believe him if he ever reported the incident, and that he could hire people who are capable of ruining someone’s reputation,” the lawsuit says.
The suit alleges that Singer later told Sanchez-Guzman he could help him with his acting career.
Singer had been fired from the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, this week after being absent from production, spurring some rumors that he was the next to be hit by sexual harassment claims.
More Weinstein aftermath
This is just the latest in the seemingly never-ending accusations of sexual assault and harassment that began with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. There have been rumors in Hollywood that Singer was involved in inappropriate sexual relationships, but this was the first open accusation.