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EXCLUSIVE: Millennium Films' Red Sonja film with Bryan Singer is being put on the back burner. After the movie was on the slate last year at the American Film Market, the prolific U.S. mini-studio has told us, "the project is not on the slate at the moment and is not for sale at the EFM in Berlin." Embattled Bohemian Rhapsody director Singer has not been formally removed from Red Sonja, but Millennium's statement seems to at least acknowledge the filmmaker may not be the…
The BAFTA awards has suspended the nomination for Bryan Singer for his work on the film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the British Academy announced Wednesday. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was nominated for seven awards, and Singer’s name was listed along with producer Graham King and writer Anthony McCarten for its nomination for Outstanding British Film. King and McCarten’s names will still be listed as nominees for the film. “In light of recent very serious allegations, BAFTA has informed Bryan Singer that his nomination for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been suspended, effective immediately,” BAFTA said in a statement. “BAFTA considers the alleged behavior completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values. This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination. BAFTA notes Mr Singer’s denial of the allegations. The suspension of his nomination will therefore remain in place until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved. BAFTA believes everyone has the right to a fulfilling career in a safe, professional working environment, and it will continue to collaborate with the film, games and television industries to achieve this.” Also Read: 'The Favourite,' 'Roma' and 'A Star Is Born' Lead BAFTA Nominations Singer was accused by five men of either seducing them or rape when they were underage boys in a piece published in January by The Atlantic. Singer said in a statement that the article was a “homophobic smear piece.” GLAAD also announced following The Atlantic article that “Bohemian Rhapsody” would not be up for consideration for its annual media awards. Singer was fired from “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Fox weeks before the film completed shooting due to Singer’s “unexpected unavailability” and later closed his offices on their lot. Singer said he was fired because the studio would not give him time to care for a sick parent. Also Read: Bryan Singer to Remain as 'Red Sonja' Director Despite New Sexual Misconduct Accusations Read the full statement via BAFTA below: In light of recent very serious allegations, BAFTA has informed Bryan Singer that his nomination for Bohemian Rhapsody has been suspended, effective immediately. BAFTA considers the alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values. This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination. BAFTA notes Mr Singer’s denial of the allegations. The suspension of his nomination will therefore remain in place until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved. For the avoidance of doubt, Bohemian Rhapsody remains nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, and the other individuals named as candidates in respect of the film remain nominees. BAFTA believes everyone has the right to a fulfilling career in a safe, professional working environment, and it will continue to collaborate with the film, games and television industries to achieve this. BAFTA will make no further statement on this matter during the period of suspension. Read original story Bryan Singer’s Name Removed From BAFTA Nomination for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ At TheWrap
Rami Malek discussed the allegations against director Bryan Singer at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday
Bryan Singer will keep is job as director of Millennium Films’ upcoming reboot of “Red Sonja,” despite new accusations by four men who say Singer had sex with them when they were still underage. “I continue to be in development for RED SOJNA [sic] and Bryan Singer continues to be attached,” producer Avi Lerner told TheWrap in a statement. “The over $800 million BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen. I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision. In America people are innocent until proven guilty,” Lerner went on to say. In 2017, Millennium Films was sued by an anonymous former employee who accused the company of fostering a “discriminatory, harassing and misogynistic work environment.” According to Los Angeles Superior Court records, a notice of settlement was filed in August by the plaintiff, Jane Roe, who subsequently filed a request for dismissal in October. Also Read: GLAAD Removes 'Bohemian Rhapsody' From Awards Contention After Bryan Singer Sexual Misconduct Accusations Lerner’s statement on Singer comes just 24 hours after The Atlantic published an explosive expose, written by Alex French and Maximillian Potter, detailing four new accounts from men accusing Singer of sexual misconduct beginning in 2014. Singer has denied any wrongdoing. “It’s sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity,” Singer said in a statement released through his attorney about what he called a “homophobic smear piece.” “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. TimesUp issued a statement Thursday afternoon condemning Millenniums’ decision to keep Singer. “The recent allegations regarding Bryan Singer’s behavior are horrifying and MUST be taken seriously and investigated,” the organization said. “Those who hire alleged abusers must recognize that these decisions not only subject their employees to possibly unsafe working conditions, but also perpetuate a broken system that rewards powerful people and allows them to act without consequence.” French and Potter, who spent 12 months investigating Singer, worked for Esquire, where the piece was slated to appear before, according to the reporters, it was killed by Hearst. The journalists spoke to 50 sources, including one young man, Victor Valdovinos who said that he was 13 years old when when Singer — then in his 30s — sexually assaulted him on the set of “Apt Pupil.” Another man said that he had sex with Singer in 1997 at the filmmaker’s house when he was 17. Another said he was 15 when he had sex that same year in a Beverly Hills mansion. A fourth accuser said that Singer and his friends had a cadre of people who brought them young boys. Also Read: Esquire Writers Say Bryan Singer Story Was 'Killed by Hearst Executives' Before The Atlantic Published It Also on Thursday, GLAAD, the country’s largest LGBTQ media watchdog removed “Bohemian Rhapsody” from contention for its outstanding film prize in light of the new accusations. “In light of the latest allegations against director Bryan Singer, GLAAD has made the difficult decision to remove ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ from contention for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category this year,” GLAAD said in a statement. “This week’s story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded.” Singer has had a rough year even before the new accusations came to light. He was fired from the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” mid-production following clashes with the movie’s star, Rami Malek and was frequently absent from the set. A new director, Dexter Fletcher, was brought in to complete the film, though Singer is still credited as the film’s sole director under DGA rules. The film has gone on to make an eye-popping $750 million worldwide and picked up the Golden Globe for best dramatic picture. Earlier this week, the movie earned five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. This isn’t the first time Singer has been accused of having sex with minors. In December 2017, just days after being fired from “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a man by the name of Cesar Sanchez-Guzman accused Singer of forced oral sex and anal penetration while aboard a yacht in Seattle, Washington, in 2003. Sanchez-Guzman said he was 17 years old at the time. Singer has denied the charge. Also Read: Bryan Singer Preemptively Denies Accusations About Him in Upcoming Esquire Article In April 2014, Michael Egan claimed in a lawsuit that he was raped by Singer and that the director also made him take cocaine, and provided him with drugs and alcohol. Egan later withdrew his lawsuit. Sanchez-Guzman and Egan shared the same lawyer for their respective suits. Pamela Chelin contributed to this report. Read original story Bryan Singer to Remain as ‘Red Sonja’ Director Despite New Sexual Misconduct Accusations At TheWrap
"Bohemian Rhapsody" has been removed as a best original film nominee at this year's GLAAD Media Awards, following new accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against director Bryan Singer. The media watchdog told Variety exclusively it has pulled the film from contention for the prize, in a weighted decision that takes a stand for sexual […]
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Director Bryan Singer is getting out in front of an Esquire magazine article about him that he believes will be published in time for the “Bohemian Rhapsody” release on Nov. 2. “In today’s climate where people’s careers are harmed by mere accusations, what Esquire is attempting to do is a reckless disregard for the truth, making assumptions that are fictional and irresponsible,” he wrote this morning on Instagram. In December, Singer was accused of sexual assault by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman.
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Bryan Singer has stepped down as executive producer of FX’s “X-Men” spinoff “Legion,” creator Noah Hawley said Friday. The decision comes after a man accused Singer of sexual abuse. “Bryan asked to take his name off the show, so we have done that,” Hawley said after a Television Critics Association panel.