Bohemian Rhapsody Nominations Cancelled By Awards Ceremony Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Bohemian Rhapsody Nominations Cancelled By Awards Ceremony Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Singer's lawyer, Andrew B. Brettler, noted that Singer has never been arrested for or charged with any crime, and that he categorically denied ever having sex with, or a preference for, underage men, according to The Atlantic.

Millenium's founder/CEO Avi Lerner issued a statement regarding the allegations, which he called "fake news", saying he has his company stand by Singer.

Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer on Thursday dismissed a bombshell article detailing fresh sexual misconduct allegations - some involving teenage boys - as a "homophobic smear piece".

"The over $800 million "Bohemian Rhapsody" has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen", said Lerner. He also made sure to mention that Singer just directed a box office victor with "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Founded in 1996, Millennium Films has produced a number of star-driven action films including "The Expendables", "Olympus Has Fallen" and "The Hitman's Bodyguard". He was replaced by Dexter Fletcher, although Singer was credited due to the Director's Guild of America's requirements that only one person receive credit unless they are part of a team.

The Atlantic article quoted a man who said he was a 13-year-old extra on the Singer film "Apt Pupil" when the director fondled his genitals without consent.

Bryan Singer says the article in The Atlantic was timed to capitalise on the success of Bohemian Rhapsody.

"The last time I posted about this subject, Esquire magazine was preparing to publish an article written by a homophobic journalist who has a weird obsession with me dating back to 1997", he added, without identifying the reporter. "After careful fact-checking and, in consideration of the lack of credible sources, Esquire chose not to publish this piece of vendetta journalism", Singer wrote.

"That didn't stop this writer from selling it to The Atlantic", he said. Potter and French said the story was originally vetted and approved for publication at the Hearst-owned Esquire, but was "killed by Hearst executives". GLAAD said in a statement that The Atlantic article "brought to light a reality that can not be ignored or even tacitly rewarded". It's reported that the studio will pay Singer $10 million.

Lerner is right about innocent until proven guilty in the legal system, but with the allegations against Singer, it seems irresponsible to have him remain on set. Several days later, it was learned that he was being sued by someone who claimed that, in 2003, Singer forced him to perform oral sex and then raped him.

GLAAD added that other films involving Singer now or in the future should consider his backlash to the exposé and other accusations from alleged survivors: "The industry can not let those who perpetuate harms against anyone-especially vulnerable young people-go unnoticed or unchecked any longer".

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