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Bryan Singer Is Being Sued for Allegedly Raping a 17-Year-Old in 2003

Bryan Singer Is Being Sued for Allegedly Raping a 17-Year-Old in 2003
From TIME - December 7, 2017

Bryan Singer is being sued for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy in 2003, according to legal documents.

Singer vehemently denies the accusations.

Cesar Sanchez-Guzman claims that he met Singer during a yacht party in the Seattle area in 2003. The yacht was hosting a party populated by young gay males in the Seattle area, according to court documents.

The lawsuit alleges that the X-Men director offered to take the then 17-year-old Guzman on a tour of the boat. When they got into a room, the lawsuit claims Singer forced Cesar to the floor, shoved Cesars face against his crotch area and demanded Cesar perform oral sex on him.

The documents provide a graphic account of the alleged incident, claiming that Singer forced himself on Guzman, who pleaded with [Singer] to stop throughout the ordeal.

Later, the director allegedly told Guzman that he was a producer in Hollywood and that he could help Cesar get into acting as long as Cesar never said anything about the incident. The documents add, He then told Cesar that no one would believe him if he ever reported the incident, and that he could hire people who are capable of ruining someones reputation.

Guzman says the alleged incident caused him to experience severe psychological, mental and emotional injuries, shame, humiliation and loss of enjoyment of life.

A rep for Singer tells PEOPLE in a statement, Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end. Cesar Sanchez-Guzman apparently claims that he did not remember this alleged incident from 2003 until now. Significantly, when Sanchez-Guzman filed for bankruptcy only a few years ago, he failed to disclose this alleged claim when he was supposed to identify all of his assets, but conveniently, now that the bankruptcy court discharged all of his debts, he is able to recall the alleged events.

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