A man is suing director Bryan Singer for allegedly raping him in 2003 when he was 17 years old.
Singer is accused of sexually assaulting a boy during a party on a yacht over 14 years ago, according to Variety. The yacht was reportedly owned by Lester Waters, “who frequently hosted parties for young gay males in the Seattle area,” according to the lawsuit.
Cesar Sanchez-Guzman claims in the suit that Singer forced him to perform oral sex on him in a room on the yacht. He said Singer then forcibly raped him while he begged him to stop.
Singer’s rep said the director denies the allegations.
The rep also said that Sanchez-Guzman didn’t remember the incident until after he filed for bankruptcy, insinuating that the accusations are financially motivated.
“Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end. Cesar Sanchez-Guzman apparently claims that he did not remember this alleged incident from 2003 until now. Significantly, when Sanchez-Guzman filed for bankruptcy only a few years ago, he failed to disclose this alleged claim when he was supposed to identify all of his assets, but conveniently, now that the bankruptcy court discharged all of his debts, he is able to recall the alleged events.”
According to the rep’s statement, the lawyer representing Sanchez-Guzman also represented a convicted felon who sued Singer in 2014 for molesting him as a child, Page Six reports. The case was later dismissed when the man’s story turned out to be untrue, and the lawyer submitted a statement saying the claims were “untrue and provably false.”
The rep said Singer plans to sue for “malicious prosecution” if he wins the Sanchez-Guzman case.
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