Bryan Singer Faces Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Bryan Singer has again been hit with allegations of misconduct for engaging in sexual encounters with underage boys. Bryan Singer has responded to new allegations of sexual assault and misconduct with a statement attacking the people and publication behind the latest report, which was published in The Atlantic on Wednesday.
“The last time I posted about this subject, Esquire magazine was preparing to publish an article written by a homophobic journalist who has a bizarre obsession with me dating back to 1997,” Singer said in a statement via a representative. “After careful fact-checking and, in consideration of the lack of credible sources, Esquire chose not to publish this piece of vendetta journalism. That didn’t stop this writer from selling it to The Atlantic. It’s sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity.”
According to a report by The Atlantic on Wednesday, four men allege that Singer had sexual encounters with them when they were teenagers in the late 1990s. One of the men, Victor Valdovinos, says he was a 13-year-old extra on the set of “Apt Pupil” when the film’s director, Singer, fondled his genitals.
The three other complainants are referred in the story by pseudonyms. One, identified in the story as Andy, says that he had sex with Singer when he was 15. Another man, ‘Eric’, says he was 17 when he began having sex with the director, who would have been 31 at the time. The third man, named as Ben, alleges that he and Singer engaged in oral sex when he was 17 or 18.
Singer’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, denied the claims to the magazine and challenged various details of the accounts by the accusers. Fox terminated Singer’s services as “Bohemian Rhapsody” helmer under the “pay or play” provision of his contract, sources had indicated at the time, due to his repeated failures to show up on the set, which brought the production to a halt in December 2017. The Queen biopic was later completed by Dexter Fletcher.