Singer - known for his work on the X-Men film series as well as Valkyrie and The Usual Suspects - was sacked this week from his latest project, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, with sources close to the production claiming the director had been feuding openly with the film's star, Rami Malek.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the director - who is no longer working on the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody - is being sued by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, who claims the filmmaker raped him on a yacht in Seattle when the alleged victim was only 17 years old. When they got to one of the rooms, the suit alleges Singer thrust his body on Guzman, forced him to the floor, shoved Guzman's face against his crotch and demanded he perform oral sex. The suit says Singer then forcibly anally penetrated Sanchez-Guzman. After being raped, Sanchez-Guzman claims that Singer threatened to ruin his reputation if he told anyone.
Singer also attempted to bribe Sanchez-Guzman into silence. Reportedly, the two were at a party with several gay young men.
You may recall another man, Michael Egan, making similar claims against Singer and other industry power players in 2014.
As TMZ reports, the allegations come via new lawsuit filed against Singer, who is perhaps best known for helming various X-Men films.
Through a representative, Singer denied the allegations.
The lawsuit seeks undisclosed damages for "emotional distress, mental anguish, physical and mental pain and suffering, a decrease in his ability to enjoy life, past and future medical expenses, attorneys' fees and costs, and other general and special damages".
The lawsuit comes just days after Singer was sacked from directing the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" after vanishing from set. "Those claims were dismissed by Egan himself, and he later went to Federal prison for lying in a fraud case", the rep said.