'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexual Assault

December 8, 2017

(RADIO ALICE) - Director Bryan Singer is the latest involved in a wave of sexual harassment allegations that began with Harvey Weinstein in October.

A lawsuit was filed in Seattle over an incident that occured over ten years ago between Singer and Cesar Sanchez-Guzman.

The claim says 17-year-old Sanchez-Guzman at the time, was attending a yacht party when the X-Men 2 executive producer approached him for sex. When Sanchez-Guzman refused, according to the lawsuit, Singer pushed him on the bed and sexually assaulted him. In a statement to NBC News, Sanchez-Guzman is "very upset with Bryan" and says "he's glad to have gone public" with his story. "I feel a bit of relief that I've been able to come forward," he said. "...and that I have the support of people."

A representative for Singer tells the Associated Press he "categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end."

Singer was recently let-go from directing the Freddie Mercury biopic over "escalating friction between the him and lead actor Rami Malek.

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