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'X-Men' director Bryan Singer 'vehemently denies' rape allegations

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer 'vehemently denies' rape allegations

Sanchez-Guzman is represented by Jeff Herman, the same attorney who worked with previous Singer accuser Michael Egan.

The suit alleges that Singer introduced himself to Sanchez-Guzman at the party and offered to give him a tour of Waters' yacht, before luring him into a room and forced him into oral and anal sex.

The suit claims Singer pulled out his penis, smacked Guzman in the face with it and forced it into his mouth.

Just hours after his removal from the film was announced, Singer released a statement claiming that 20th Century Fox had refused to allow him time off to return to the United States to care for one of his unwell parents. In 2014, actor and model Michael Egan sued Singer, claiming that the entertainment industry bigshot had forced him to have sex. Singer also allegedly threatened Sanchez-Guzman.

Singer "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", according to the lawsuit.

Sanchez-Guzman is asking for compensation for damages related to experiencing "severe psychological, mental and emotional injuries, shame, humiliation and loss of enjoyment of life".




In a statement issued to TMZ, the film producer's lawyer Andrew Brettler said his client has "categorically" denies the allegations of assault. The representative added that other defendants in that case later sued Herman for malicious prosecution, and that those charges were eventually settled.

BS was recently fired as director of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody because he was "unexpectedly unavailable" for several days.

Singer has previously derided the 2014 legal claims as a "sick, twisted shakedown", and his attorneys have maintained they are baseless.

Herman also represented Egan in lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by television producer Garth Ancier and former Disney executive David Neuman, to whom Herman later apologized and retracted the claims.

Singer, known for directing The Usual Suspects and four X-Men movies, was ousted from the long-gestating project following an extended absence from the London set that resulted in a production shutdown.

Egan in 2015 pleaded guilty to fraud in an unrelated federal case in North Carolina.


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