Brian May Confronted About Bohemian Rhapsody Director Rape Accusations


The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won Best Drama at the Golden Globes Awards on Sunday, and Rami Malek won best actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

After the the awards ceremony, Queen guitarist Brian May was asked about Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer, who was not thanked during Rami Malek’s speech, and was fired from the film and also accused of rape.

In December 2017, The Wrap reports that Singer was accused of sexual assault by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman. Sanchez-Guzman says Singer forced oral sex and anal penetration while aboard a yacht in Seattle, Washington, in 2003. Sanchez-Guzman says he was 17 years old at the time. Singer denies the charge.

In April 2014, Michael Egan claimed in a lawsuit that he was raped by Singer and that the director also made him take cocaine, and provided him with drugs and alcohol. Egan later withdrew his lawsuit. Sanchez-Guzman and Egan shared the same lawyer for their respective suits.

“In today’s climate where people’s careers are harmed by mere accusations, what Esquire is attempting to do is a reckless disregard for the truth, making assumptions that are fictional and irresponsible,” Bryan Singer wrote in October about an expected Esquire article that would detail sexual assault allegations. Singer has denied all sexual assault allegations against him.

When asked about Singer, May dodged the question, saying, “Good question, though.” Singer celebrated the Golden Globes on his Instagram story, posting graphics about the wins.