By Jocelyne Zablit | 24 January 2019
YAHOO (AFP) — “Bohemian Rhapsody” director Bryan Singer on Thursday dismissed a bombshell article detailing fresh sexual misconduct allegations — some involving teenage boys — as a “homophobic smear piece.”
The Atlantic on Wednesday published accounts from four new accusers — including two who said Singer had sex with them when they were underage — in an article that also chronicled years of similar allegations.
But 53-year-old Singer, who is behind such hits as the “X-Men” movies and “Superman Returns,” said the article was timed to capitalize on the success of “Bohemian Rhapsody” — which is nominated for five Oscars, including best picture.
“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,” Singer said in a statement sent to AFP by his attorney Thursday. […]