Director Bryan Singer is getting out in front of an Esquire magazine article about him that he believes will be published in time for the “Bohemian Rhapsody” release on Nov. 2.
Singer says the upcoming magazine story will “rehash false accusations and bogus lawsuits.”
“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,” he wrote Monday morning on Instagram.
Esquire did not immediately return TheWrap‘s request for comment on the article.
A person close to Singer told TheWrap that while they have not seen the Esquire article, the magazine did reach out for comment. They declined. The person told us they were not given quotes from the piece, though the questions were “clear enough” to see where the article “was going.”
This person told us they believe Max Potter is the reporter writing the piece, which Singer’s camp expects will be in the November issue of Esquire magazine, which should hit newsstands this week.
In December, 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.
Below is what Singer wrote Monday on Instagram.
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