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Washington: Director of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Bryan Singer has responded to new allegations of him having engaged in sexual misconduct with underage boys.
A report published in Variety cited a news article that appeared in Atlantic on Wednesday according to which four men alleged that Singer had sexual encounters with them when they were teenagers in the late 1990s. One of the men, Victor Valdovinos, said he was a 13-year-old extra on the set of the film ‘Apt Pupil’ when Singer fondled his genitals.
Singer’s attorney Andrew Brettler, however, denied to the magazine that Singer ever had sex with underage boys and disputed various details of the accusers’ accounts.
Singer also responded to the story on Wednesday, calling it a “homophobic smear piece.” In a statement, Singer said, “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.” He further added, “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.”

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