Bryan Singer has been accused by four more men of having sex with them when they were underage in a bombshell exposé in The Atlantic published Wednesday.
Over a 12-month investigation, the journalists say they spoke to more that 50 sources, including four men who have never disclosed their experiences with Singer before. One individual claimed that, at the age of 17, he had sex with the director at Singer’s house in 1997.
Another source claimed that he and Singer had sex the same year in a Beverly Hills mansion, when he was just 15. Both maintain that Singer, who was then in his early 30s, knew that they were under 18, but still entered into sexual intercourse with them. The age of consent in California is 18 years old.
Victor Valdovinos told The Atlantic that he was a 13-year-old extra on the set of Apt Pupil when Singer — still in his 30s — touched his genitals. According to Valdovinos, Singer continued to molest him multiple times during a day of filming in a locker room that required partial nudity.
“The accusations against Singer cover a spectrum,” The Atlantic story emphasized. “Some of the alleged victims say they were seduced by the director while underage; others say they were raped. The victims we interviewed told us these experiences left them psychologically damaged, with substance-abuse problems, depression and PTSD.”
One source noted that Singer’s friends were the ones who brought these underage boys to him. “If you weren’t young and cute enough to be their boy, you could still ingratiate yourself by bringing boys to them,” he stated.
The bombshell reveal continued with Valdovinos — the only subject to reveal his name; the other new accusers are identified by pseudonyms — who said that:
Singer reached through the flaps of the towel wrapped around his waist and “grabbed my genitals and started masturbating it.” Valdovinos also said that Singer “rubbed his front part on me,” adding that Singer “did it all with this smile.” Valdovinos said that Singer told him, “You’re so good-looking … I really want to work with you … I have a nice Ferrari … I’m going to take care of you.”
Valdovinos said that he felt “frozen” and “speechless” after Singer’s reported advances. “He came back to where I was in the locker room throughout the day to molest me.”
In December 2017, Singer was accused of rape by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, who claimed Singer forced himself upon him, engaging in oral and anal sex while aboard a yacht in Seattle in 2003 when he was just 17. Singer has denied Sanchez-Guzman’s allegations and the case is still pending.
Speaking with The Atlantic, Sanchez-Guzmansaid noted that “the industry will brush things under the rug and pretend nothing happened. Most people don’t see the truth.”