It’s been almost a year since Bryan Singer was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody. It was during the height of the #MeToo movement taking place right in the aftermath of the Weinstein scandal. A lot has changed in the past year. Singer’s name is closer to oblivion, while the film he was directing at that time is nearing upon the $800 million-mark at the global box office. Including a Best Actor nomination for lead actor, Rami Malek.
However, if an investigation according to The Atlantic is to be believed, fresh allegations have cropped up against the infamous director. Four more alleged victims have come forward in the investigation. The allegations range from how Singer seduced them while they were underage to how he raped them. The Atlantic claims to have spoken to over 50 sources in the past 12 months, to verify different sides of the story.
One of the alleged victim aged 17, claims that he had sex with the director after being invited for a party at his Beverley Hills mansion. Another aged 15 makes a similar claim, and both alleged victims assert that the director (well into his 30s by then) knew about them being underage.
Singer’s contentious behaviour has been an open secret in Hollywood after Amy Berg’s documentary, An Open Secret, raised questions about the frequent parties at the director’s mansion with underage boys. It was only a matter of time, that Singer’s skeletons would start tumbling out after Weinstein. Unlike actor Kevin Spacey, the director continues to remain working. His next project is reportedly, a modern interpretation of Red Sonja.
After Bryan Singer was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody, it was Eddie The Eagle director Dexter Fletcher who took on the directorial responsibility. However, Singer retained his directorial credit because of the strict rules of the DGA. However, 20th Century Fox is reported to have severed all ties with the director, ahead of the awards season.