More than 24 hours later. The Atlantic Published a report on Bryan Singer and underage children, Millennium Films has badyzed the fate of the director regarding his re-start of the film. Red Sonja. Even after being accused by four men of having bad with them when they were younger than the age of consent, Singer keeps his job.
"I'm still developing for Red Sonja and Bryan Singer continues to be attached ", read a statement by producer Avi Lerner for The Hollywood Reporter.
Lerner added, "The more than $ 800 million. Bohemian Rhapsody It has raised, making it the highest grossing drama in the history of cinema, it is a testament to its extraordinary vision and insight. I know the difference between false news driven by the agenda and reality, and I feel very comfortable with this decision. In America, people are innocent until proven otherwise. "
Singer is now being managed by public relations guru Howard Bragman, who is also representing Red Sonja.
It is a shocking development, given the seriousness of the claims and taking into account the number of actors, producers and executives in Hollywood who have seen their careers evaporate after facing less damaging accusations. The journalists spent 12 months investigating the Bohemian Rhapsody Director, beginning to work on his piece – originally scheduled for Don – since the #MeToo movement in Hollywood continued to gain momentum (the two reporters say that Hearst members killed his article).
The sources say that Millennium had flooded with calls and emails during the last day calling the accomplice of Millennium if it continued working with Singer, but Lerner decided to stay the course.
The journalists spoke with more than 50 sources, including four men who spoke about their relationship with the writer and director for the first time. Víctor Valdovinos – the only subject who used his name – counted The Atlantic that was an extra 13 years on the set of Apt Pupil when a 30-something singer badually badaulted him. (That movie triggered a series of trials by underage extras who were forced to undress completely for a shower scene).
Another man claimed that he had bad with Singer when he was 17 years old. Another claimed that he and Singer had bad when he was 15. It is said that both incidents occurred in 1997.
One accuser said that Singer and a network of friends had people who had brought them children. "If you were not young and cute enough to be their son, you could still ingratiate yourself if you take them to them," he was quoted as saying.
In December of 2017, Singer was accused of rape by César Sánchez-Guzmán, who said in a lawsuit that Singer raped him while on a yacht in Seattle in 2003, when he was 17 years old. Singer denied the accusations of Sánchez-Guzmán. Perhaps prophetically, Sánchez-Guzmán told the magazine that "the industry will pbad things under the carpet and pretend that nothing happened."
Even without the accusations of rape, Singer was an erratic presence on set. He was fired near the end of the production of Bohemian Rhapsody In December of 2017, days before Sánchez-Guzmán filed a lawsuit. The executives of 20th Century Fox made the change largely due to the nonexistent absences of the Singer series. It was replaced by Eddie the eagle director Dexter Fletcher, but he was still credited as the film's sole director due to the rules of the DGA.
Still, Millennium hired Singer to direct the restart of a woman with power Red Sonja which is expected to start shooting in Bulgaria in the spring. Even more shocking, the studio was willing to pay Singer its full $ 10 million budget if certain box office milestones were met. Those negotiations came out in Singer's favor despite the fact that he had no agent after WME left him.
At that time, Millennium executives privately said they were willing to take the risk given the buzz prior to publication in Bohemian Rhapsody, which has proven to be a huge success, with $ 800 million to date around the world at the box office. The film earned five Academy Award nominations this week, including the best film.
Immediately after The Atlantic In the article, Singer published the following statement that says the story "repeats the claims of false judgments."
"The last time I published on this subject, Don The magazine was preparing to publish an article written by a homophobic journalist who has a strange obsession with me since 1997. After a careful verification of the facts and, considering the lack of credible sources, Esquire chose not to publish this piece of revenge journalism. "Singer said.
Singer added: "That did not stop this writer from selling it to The Atlantic. It's sad that The Atlantic It would be reduced to this low level of journalistic integrity. Once again, I am forced to reiterate that this story repeats claims of false claims brought by a cast of bad reputation from people willing to lie for money or attention. And it's not surprising that, with Bohemian Rhapsody Being an award-winning success, this piece of homophobic smear has been conveniently programmed to take advantage of its success. "
Social welfare organization Time & # 39; s Up issued a statement on Thursday calling for the claims against Singer to be investigated. "Those who hire suspected abusers must recognize that these decisions not only subject their employees to possibly unsafe working conditions, but also perpetuate a flawed system that rewards powerful people and allows them to act without consequences."