Four men have accused Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer of sexually assaulting them in California between 1997 and 1999, when they were underage, The Atlantic reported.
Writers Alex French and Maximillian Potter spent 12 months investigating the claims of the four men, speaking to more than 50 sources about allegations of sexual assault and abuse of underage boys at lavish parties Singer threw. Singer’s attorney denies his client ever had sex with or any interest in underage men.
According to the report, one of the boys, Victor Valdovinos, claims when he was 13 and working as an extra on Singer’s 1998 film Apt Pupil, Singer molested him multiple times in a locker room. “I was frozen speechless,” Valdovinos said. “He came back to where I was in the locker room throughout the day to molest me.”
Another accuser identified only as “Andy” says he was 15 when he was introduced to Singer through Marc Collins-Rector, a friend of Singer’s and convicted sex offender. Andy says he had sex with Singer the first night they met.
“I just remember how loud the moaning was. I remember thinking, ‘God, there’s a big group of people downstairs hanging out in the living room, and they can probably hear him,’ That bothered me so I stuck my hand over his mouth or in his mouth just to stop it. When we went downstairs, it was really awkward. I just acted like it was no big thing,” Andy said.
Another man identified as “Ben” said that Singer “was predatory in that he would ply people with alcohol and drugs and then have sex with them. It wasn’t a hold-you-down-rape-you situation.”
In 2014, two men filed lawsuits alleging Singer had sexually assaulted them when they were underage. The lawsuits were later dismissed.
Source: The Atlantic