Bryan Singer faces allegations of sexual assault with minors
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Bryan Singer faces allegations of sexual assault with minors

FILE - This Dec. 2, 2013 file photo shows Bryan Singer at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Singer has been accused of sexually assaulting minors in a new expose published by the Atlantic. The Atlantic on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, published a lengthy article about four alleged victims who said they were seduced and molested by the "Bohemian Rhapsody" director while underage. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually assaulting minors in an expose published by The Atlantic.

The Atlantic on Wednesday published a lengthy article about four alleged victims who said they were seduced and molested by the “Bohemian Rhapsody” director while underage. Three of the men spoke on the condition of anonymity. Victor Valdovinos said he was molested by Singer on the set of “Apt Pupil” when he was in the seventh grade.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office earlier investigated claims that male minors were pressured into stripping naked for a shower scene in “Apt Pupil” but declined to press charges.

In a statement issued through his attorney, Singer denied the claims and said The Atlantic article was “conveniently timed” to take advantage of the success of the Oscar-nominated “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The Associated Press

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