Bryan Singer Blasts Sexual Misconduct Report as ‘Homophobic Smear’ Against ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Success

IndieWire | 1/23/2019 | Staff
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Bryan Singer has fired back at The Atlantic after the publication released an exposé detailing new allegations of sexual misconduct against the director. Four new accusers spoke to The Atlantic, alleging Singer’s sexual misconduct took place in the 1990s when they were underage boys.

The Atlantic report was written by Esquire writer-at-large Alex French and Esquire editor-at-large Maximilian Potter, who spoke with more than 50 sources and spent a year investigating lawsuits and allegations against Singer. The exposé was originally going to be published by Esquire. Singer released a statement in November 2018 ahead of the story, calling it “fictional and irresponsible.”

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In response to The Atlantic report, Singer condemned the story in a statement released by his representative (via Deadline). “The last time I posted about this subject, Esquire magazine was preparing to publish an article written by a homophobic journalist who has a bizarre obsession with me dating back to 1997,” Singer’s statement reads. “After careful fact-checking and, in consideration of the lack of credible sources, Esquire chose not to publish this piece of vendetta journalism.”

The statement continues, “That didn’t stop this writer from selling it to The Atlantic. It’s sad that The Atlantic...
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