As powerful men continue to be toppled from their perches by reports of sexual harassment, misconduct and assault (well, except for one in the Oval and another running for Senate), one name continues to get called out in Facebook conversations, Reddit threads and 2-4-1 happy hours at your local gay dive: Bryan Singer.
Singer is likely best known as the director of multiple films in Fox's X-Men franchise, starting with the 2000 original and as recently as 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.
After luring him into a cabin, Singer forced Sanchez-Gizman into oral sex, and then committed other sexual acts, according to the lawsuit.
Singer was at a Seattle-area party on a yacht owned by tech investor Lester Waters.
The suit claims Singer pulled out his penis, smacked Guzman in the face with it and forced it into his mouth.
Singer then allegedly forcibly performed oral sex on Sanchez-Guzman, and then raped him, according to the lawsuit filed by attorney Jeff Herman. Singer allegedly also warned Sanchez-Guzman that if he came forward with his story, he would not be believed, and that Singer had the resources to ruin him. However, rep for the filmmaker told TMZ the lawsuit was filed by the same lawyer who represented a man, Michael Egan, who several years ago accused Singer and others in the industry of sexual misconduct, only to withdraw the claims.
Singer vehemently denies the allegations.
Guzman claims he suffered "emotional distress, mental anguish, and physical and mental pain". He was also sentenced to two years in federal prison for an unrelated fraud case.
It is now unclear whether or not Twentieth Century Fox, the studio behind Bohemian Rhapsody, knew about the allegations outlined in the new lawsuit.