Bryan Singer, pictured here in 2013, is accused of forcing a then-17-year-old to perform oral sex on him before raping him.
He is also just the latest powerful Hollywood figure to face allegations of sexual assault and harassment, including movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and film producer Brett Ratner.
Bryan Singer, who was recently fired from directing the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, is being sued for sexual assault. The incident occurred in Seattle on the yacht of a wealthy tech investor who hosted parties for young gay men in the area. In the suit, a man named Cesar Sanchez-Guzman claims that Singer raped him at a yacht party back in 2003.
"At the party, he met Defendant Bryan Singer who offered to give Cesar a tour of the yacht". He says Singer then forcibly anally penetrated him, all while ignoring Guzman's pleas.
The allegation hits the same week Singer was sacked from his film Bohemian Rhapsody, which has been filming in London.
The lawsuit was filed the same week that Singer was sacked from the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody". Although the alleged victim pleaded with him to stop, Singer allegedly wouldn't and caused him to choke.
Guzman claims he suffered "emotional distress, mental anguish, and physical and mental pain".
It is now unclear whether or not Twentieth Century Fox, the studio behind Bohemian Rhapsody, knew about the allegations outlined in the new lawsuit.
Guzman claims that Singer forced him to perform oral sex on him and that the director then forcibly performed it on Guzman. However, rep for the filmmaker told TMZ the lawsuit was filed by the same lawyer who represented a man, Michael Egan, who several years ago accused Singer and others in the industry of sexual misconduct, only to withdraw the claims.
In 2015, Egan was sentenced to two years in federal prison in an unrelated fraud case.