Director Bryan Singer has denied raping a 17-year-old boy at a Hollywood party.
Cesar Sanchez-Guzman has filed a lawsuit alleging he was sexually assaulted by the director on a yacht in 2003.
Singer ‘categorically denies these allegations’.
Lawsuit claims Bryan Singer assaulted teenage boy
The filings allege the X-Men and Superman Returns director had offered to give Sanchez-Guzman a tour of the boat.
Owned by Lester Waters, who the suit noted as a ‘wealthy tech investor who frequently hosted parties for young gay males in the Seattle area’.
‘During this tour, Bryan Singer lured Cesar into a room, shut the door and demanded that Cesar perform oral sex. When plaintiff refused, Bryan Singer forced him into acts of oral and anal sex,’ the filing claims, according to Deadline.
The filing alleges Singer offered to help Sanchez-Guzman get into acting as long as he never said anything about the alleged incident.
He also allegedly added that ‘nobody would believe him if [he] did’.
‘Vehemently’ denies raping teen
Sanchez-Guzman is seeking damages including ’emotional distress, mental anguish, physical and mental pain and suffering, a decrease in his ability to enjoy life’.
He says he is looking for past and future medical expenses, as well as legal costs.
In a statement released by Singer’s representative, it said: ‘Cesar Sanchez-Guzman apparently claims that he did not remember this alleged incident from 2003 until now.’
He added: ‘Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end.’
The representative has said Singer will be pursuing a counter-lawsuit for malicious prosecution.
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It comes as production of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was suspended after Singer had to deal with a ‘personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family’.
However, it turned out Twentieth Century Fox had fired Singer for ‘unreliable behavior’. The director is now Dexter Fletcher.