X-Men director Bryan Singer has denied sexually assaulting a 17-year-old
Hollywood director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.
The US star, who has directed a host of blockbusters – including X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Usual Suspects – allegedly attacked the boy on a yacht in 2003.
According to the lawsuit filing obtained by Deadline, Singer lured Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, 17, into a room on the yacht and demanded he perform oral sex.
When Cesar refused, the suit alleges that Singer forced him into acts of oral and anal sex.
The 52-year-old director has reportedly denied the accusations, which were filed to a court in Seattle, Washington.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Singer had been fired by Twentieth Century Fox as director of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after he repeatedly failed to turn up to work.
Singer told the Hollywood Reporter that Fox had not let him take time off “to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first”.
The suit states that Cesar had been invited to the yacht party by Lester Waters, “a wealthy tech investor who frequently hosted parties for young gay males in the Seattle area”.
During the party, Singer allegedly offered to give Cesar a tour of the boat before instructing the teen to enter a small room, then closing the door.
Singer then “approached Cesar and thrust his body on him.
He “forced Cesar to the floor, shoved Cesar’s face against his crotch area and demanded Cesar perform oral sex on him,” the document continues.
“Singer pulled out his penis, smacked Cesar in the face with it and forced it into Cesar’s mouth.
“Cesar pleaded with him to stop, however he continued to force Cesar to perform oral sex, causing Cesar to choke.
“Singer threw Cesar onto the bed, pulled down Cesar’s pants and performed oral sex on Cesar.
“Cesar pleaded for him to stop.
“Singer then forcibly anally penetrated Cesar.
“Cesar pleaded for him to stop.”
The suit alleges that Singer attempted to bribe and threaten Cesar in order to guarantee his silence.
“Singer approached Cesar and told him that he was a producer in Hollywood and that he could help Cesar get into acting as long as Cesar never said anything about the incident,” it alleges.
“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 document says the alleged sexual assault has “caused Cesar to experience severe psychological, mental and emotional injuries, shame, humiliation and loss of enjoyment of life.
“These injuries are persistent, permanent and debilitating in nature.”
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