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Bryan Singer Denies Even More Allegations of Sex With Underaged Boys

Bryan Singer and allegations that Bryan Singer is basically a gay Harvey Weinstein: name a more iconic duo, I’ll wait. There have been allegations of Bryan Singer doing inappropriate things with less-than-willing teenage boys for years. For years. Singer has denied them, which he once again did to Variety with today’s report from The Atlantic.

“The last time I posted about this subject, Esquire magazine was preparing to publish an article written by a homophobic journalist who has a bizarre obsession with me dating back to 1997,” Singer said in a statement. “After careful fact-checking and, in consideration of the lack of credible sources, Esquire chose not to publish this piece of vendetta journalism. That didn’t stop this writer from selling it to The Atlantic. It’s sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity. Again, I am forced to reiterate that this story rehashes claims from bogus lawsuits filed by a disreputable cast of individuals willing to lie for money or attention. And it is no surprise that, with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ being an award-winning hit, this homophobic smear piece has been conveniently timed to take advantage of its success.”

It is weird that Esquire killed this piece and that The Atlantic then published it. I’m not saying that means Singer is innocent or the article is untrue, just that it isn’t normal. It means that either legal was nervous that the claims couldn’t be substantiated and refused to stand behind it or someone higher up at Hearst is looking out for Singer. What exactly are the allegations? Via Variety:

In the report, four men allege that Singer had sexual encounters with them when they were teenagers in the late 1990s. One of the men, Victor Valdovinos, says he was a 13-year-old extra on the set of “Apt Pupil” when Singer fondled his genitals.

The three other accusers are identified in the story by pseudonyms. One, identified in the story as Andy, says that he had sex with Singer when he was 15. Another man, identified as Eric, says he was 17 when he began having sex with the director. Singer would have been 31 at the time. The third man, Ben, alleges that he and Singer had oral sex when he was 17 or 18.

So not great for Singer. Plus there’s that whole X2: X-Men United thing. I mean, there were no reports of bad behavior by Singer that I’m aware of, it was just a bad movie. X-Men: Apocalypse wasn’t that great, either.

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