AceShowbiz - Bryan Singer is hit with new sexual assault allegations. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, December 7 in Washington state, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman claims the filmmaker forced him to perform oral sex on him and then raped him when he was 17 years old.
Sanchez-Guzman says the incident happened in 2003 when he attended a party on a yacht in the Seattle area. Sanchez-Guzman says in the suit that Singer offered to take him on a tour of the yacht. When they arrived at one of the rooms, the director allegedly "forced Cesar to the floor, shoved Cesar's face against his crotch area and demanded Cesar perform oral sex on him" and then forcibly anally penetrated Sanchez-Guzman.
Singer later allegedly promised that he would help Sanchez-Guzman get into acting as long as he didn't tell anyone what had happened. Sanchez-Guzman is asking for damages related to experiencing "severe psychological, mental and emotional injuries, shame, humiliation and loss of enjoyment of life."
The suit comes just days after Singer was fired from Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" after he failed to show up on the set in London as he cared for his ailing parent. "Eddie the Eagle" director Dexter Fletcher has since been tapped to replace him.
Singer was facing similar allegations in 2014. Michael F. Egan claimed that the director sexually molested him in Hawaii and other places in 1999 when he was 17 years old. Egan, however, later withdrew the lawsuit after he lost his lawyer. Egan explained that the dismissal "has little to do with the strength of (Singer's) defense, but rather, it is a consequence of the current circumstances regarding my case, my lack of legal counsel, and my inability to proceed in this matter acting on my own behalf."
Egan was repped by attorney Jeff Herman, who is now also representing Sanchez-Guzman. Responding to the new lawsuit by Sanchez-Guzman, a rep for Singer tells TMZ, "The lawsuit was filed by the same lawyer who represented Michael Egan. Those claims were dismissed by Egan himself, and he later went to Federal prison for lying in a fraud case."
Singer's rep also says Herman was sued by other defendants related to the Egan case for malicious prosecution and he settled and acknowledged Egan's claims were provably false.