Bryan Singer “categorically denies” rape allegations

The director was fired from the upcoming Queen biopic earlier this week

Hollywood director Bryan Singer has responded to allegations that he raped a then 17 year old boy in 2003.

The X-Men director was fired from the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic earlier this week, before later being replaced by Dexter Fletcher. It was then reported that Singer has allegedly raped a then 17 year old Cesar Sanchez-Guzman aboard a yacht in 2003, after forcing him to perform oral sex.

Now, in a statement issues to TMZrepresentatives for Singer have stated that he ‘categorically denies’ all the claims made against him.

The statement reads: “Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end.

“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.

“The attorney behind this lawsuit is the same lawyer who represented Michael Egan, the convicted felon who sued Bryan Singer in 2014. In the end, Egan was forced to dismiss that case once the facts came out and his story completely fell apart.”

The lawsuit has been filed by attorney Jeff Herman, who is representing Sanchez-Guzman – it alleges that Singer ‘lured’ Sanchez-Guzman onto a yacht in 2003 before ‘forcibly’ raping him.