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Queen Biopic Director: Caring for Sick Parent Got Me Fired

20th Century Fox to name new director of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

(Newser) - Bryan Singer, the director who faced allegations of sexual assault before the dawn of the #metoo movement, has been fired from Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. In announcing the dismissal Monday, 20th Century Fox blamed the "unexpected unavailability" of Singer, noting production had come to a halt on Dec. 1.... More »

The X-Men Franchise May Have Just Imploded

It's a 'hollow, unfocused mess'

(Newser) - Critics predicted 2014's X-Men flick would be a tough act to follow—and they were right. There's plenty of explosions, plus star power from James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence, but X-Men: Apocalypse just doesn't measure up. Here's what critics are saying:
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Cannes Film Spotlights Hollywood Child Abuse

Victims hope the documentary will help others come forward

(Newser) - A dark side of the movie world has played out onscreen at Cannes in An Open Secret, a documentary about child sexual abuse that calls itself "the movie Hollywood doesn't want you to see." The film, screened outside the festival selection, features interviews with former child actors... More »

NYPD: X-Men Director Suspected in Sex Assault

More allegations against Bryan Singer surface

(Newser) - Two lawsuits claiming director Bryan Singer sexually assaulted teenage boys have been dropped, but that doesn't mean Singer's troubles are over. The director of X-Men: Days of Future Past is now being investigated by New York police regarding an alleged "forcible sexual assault" in March 2013,... More »

Alleged Victim Wants Suit Against X-Men Director Dismissed

Michael Egan III says it's simply because he can't find new lawyers

(Newser) - The former child model who says director Bryan Singer raped him when he was underage is seeking to have his lawsuit against Singer dismissed. Michael Egan III's former attorneys asked to be removed from the case because their relationship with Egan went sour, and Egan says he hasn't... More »

More Hollywood Sex Abuse Lawsuits Coming: Lawyer

One involves 'sex ring,' attorney says

(Newser) - Bryan Singer has already been hit with two lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of minors —and the lawyer who filed both of them, plus other suits against Hollywood bigwigs, says more are coming. "I’ve heard from victims about very recent claims of being sexually exploited in Hollywood,"... More »

Bryan Singer Hit With 2nd Teen Sex Assault Suit

Alleged victim says Singer tried to rape him when he was 17

(Newser) - A second man is suing Bryan Singer for alleged sexual assault. John Doe No. 117 is represented by the same lawyer working for the first alleged victim, and the charges are similar : The alleged victim says he was 17 when he was introduced to the X-Men director at an after-party... More »

3 More Hollywood Bigwigs Named in Sex Abuse Suit

Michael Egan suing more than just Bryan Singer

(Newser) - The man who has accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen sued three more entertainment industry figures yesterday, claiming they also molested him. The allegations in the latest lawsuits filed by Michael Egan III are substantially similar to his legal action against Singer,... More »

Rumors Abound in Wake of Bryan Singer Sex Scandal

'X-Men' director is being sued for allegedly raping teen boy

(Newser) - When news broke yesterday that Bryan Singer had been accused of repeatedly raping a teenage boy, the director's rep called the lawsuit an "absurd" attempt to get attention as Singer awaits next month's release of his latest X-Men movie—but it certainly doesn't look like the... More »

Suit: X-Men Director Repeatedly Raped Teen

Bryan Singer accused of drugging, raping teen boy in 1990s

(Newser) - High-profile director Bryan Singer has been accused in a lawsuit filed yesterday of drugging and raping a teenage boy more than a decade ago. The suit alleges 48-year-old Singer, who has directed such hits as The Usual Suspects and a number of X-Men movies, met up with Michael Egan at... More »

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