“X-Men” and “The Usual Suspects” director Bryan Singer was accused Thursday of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy on a yacht near Seattle in 2003, according to several reports.
A civil lawsuit, brought in Washington state court by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, alleges that Singer offered to give Sanchez-Guzman a tour of the yacht. On that pretext, the suit alleged, Singer “lured Cesar into a room, shut the door and demanded that Cesar perform oral sex.” When Sanchez-Guzman refused, Singer allegedly forced Sanchez-Guzman to perform oral sex on him before raping him.
The alleged assault took place on a yacht owned by Lester Waters, whom the lawsuit describes as a “wealthy tech investor who frequently hosted parties for young gay males in the Seattle area.”
At some point after the alleged assault, the lawsuit claims Singer told Sanchez-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.”