X-Men director Bryan Singer sued over alleged rape of a minor

X-Men director Bryan Singer sued over alleged rape of a minor

Cesar Sanchez-Guzman claims the director assaulted him in 2003

Friday, December 8, 2017

A prominent Hollywood director is being sued for an alleged rape of a 17-year-old boy. 

Bryan Singer, who directed several films in the X-Men franchise, is alleged to have assaulted Cesar Sanchez-Guzman in Seattle. 

The suit - filed by Sanchez-Guzman in the state of Washington - claims the alleged incident happened on a yacht party held by wealthy investor Lester Waters back in 2003. 

Sanchez-Guzman said the director lured him into a room, where he was forced to perform oral and anal sex with Singer.

The suit alleges Singer told the 17-year-old he could launch his acting career as long as he stayed silent, and he could hire people to ruin his reputation if he told others. 

Sanchez Guzman - who is suing for unspecified damages - says the reported incident caused him psychological distress. 

A spokesman for the director pointed out the lawyer behind the case was the same attorney who represented a client who had failed to sue the 52-year-old in the past, adding that Singer would seek his own claims once he prevailed. 

Singer was recently fired from the production of a Freddie Mercury biopic for reportedly failing to return after a break for Thanksgiving.