Famous director sued for allegedly raping underage boy

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Director Bryan Singer, who has directed X-Men films and was sacked this week from his Queen biopic, has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy. Sanchez-Guzman was 17 at the time.

Bryan Singer, the celebrated director of many popular movies, is being sued for allegedly raping a seventeen-year-old boy in 2003. The majority of guests were young gay males, including the plaintiff, according to the suit. Once they were alone in a room, the suit says Singer forced himself onto Guzman, knocked him to the floor, pressed Guzman's face into his crotch and made demands of oral sex.

Afterward, the suit claims, Singer contacted Sanchez-Guzman to dangle the promise of a Hollywood career in exchange for his silence. "Guzman claims he pleaded with Singer to stop, but he kept going. causing him to choke". He said that he was attending a party when Singer offered to give a tour of the yacht. Singer allegedly also warned Sanchez-Guzman that if he came forward with his story, he would not be believed, and that Singer had the resources to ruin him.

The allegation hits the same week Singer was sacked from his film Bohemian Rhapsody, which has been filming in London.

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Singer denied the accusations to TMZ, who first reported the news.

After luring him into a cabin, Singer forced Sanchez-Gizman into oral sex, and then committed other sexual acts, according to the lawsuit. Also, Guzman's lawyer, Jeff Herman, has filed two previous lawsuits against Singer - both of which were dismissed at the accusers' request. "These damages include, but are not limited to, emotional distress, mental anguish, physical and mental pain and suffering, a decrease in his ability to enjoy life, past and future medical expenses, attorneys' fees and costs, and other general and special damages, all in an amount to be determined at trial".

It is now unclear whether or not Twentieth Century Fox, the studio behind Bohemian Rhapsody, knew about the allegations outlined in the new lawsuit.