TMZ is reporting today that director Bryan Singer is being sued for allegedly forcing a 17-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him and then raping him. Singer, off course, is denying the allegations.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Singer was on a yacht in the Seattle area back in 2003 … a yacht owned by wealthy tech investor, Lester Waters. The suit claims it was a party populated by young gay males, including the plaintiff, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman.
The suit claims Singer offered to take Guzman, who was 17 at the time, on a tour of the yacht. When they got to one of the rooms, the suit alleges Singer thrust his body on Guzman, forced him to the floor, shoved Guzman’s face against his crotch and demanded he perform oral sex.
The suit claims Singer pulled out his penis, smacked Guzman in the face with it and forced it into his mouth. Guzman claims he pleaded with Singer to stop, but he kept going … causing him to choke.
The suit goes on to allege Singer then forcibly performed oral sex on Guzman. Guzman says he again pleaded with Singer to stop, to no avail. He says Singer then forcibly anally penetrated him, all while ignoring Guzman’s pleas.
The suit, filed by attorney Jeff Herman, claims Singer later approached Guzman, said he was a powerful Hollywood producer and he could help Guzman get into acting as long as he kept silent. Guzman says Singer warned him no one would believe him, and Singer could hire people to ruin his reputation.
Guzman says he suffered emotional distress, mental anguish, and physical and mental pain.
Singer, for his part, is adamant this is another setup.
A rep for Singer tells TMZ, “The lawsuit was filed by the same lawyer who represented Michel Egan. Those claims were dismissed by Egan himself, and he later went to Federal prison for lying in a fraud case.” The rep also says Herman was sued by other defendants related to the Egan case for malicious prosecution and he settled and acknowledged Egan’s claims were provably false.
Of course, in addition to Egan’s claim, the X-Men director has been sued several times before. In 1997, a 14-year-old Apt Pupil claimed Singer forced him and other minors to strip naked and shower together for a scene. The case was thrown out.
In August 2014, another man filed a police report with the NYPD, accusing Singer of sexual assault in March 2013. That, too, was thrown out.
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