Bryan Singer is Still Attached To Direct RED SONJA Regardless of The The Latest Allegations Made Against Him
As you may have heard, The Atlantic recently published a damning exposé about director Bryan Singer and his thing for underage boys. Four men have accused him of having sex with them when they were younger than the age of consent. They spent 12-months investigating the director and spoke to over 50 sources.
This isn’t new news, there has been talk about this for years and it’s not the first time that he’s been accused. Regardless of the accusations, Singer is still attached to direct Red Sonja for Millennium Films. Producer Avi Lerner released a statement, saying:
"I continue to be in development for Red Sonja and Bryan Singer continues to be attached.”
I just want to point out the hypocrisy of Hollywood here for a second. James Gunn gets fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for bad tasteless jokes that he apologized for, but Singer is actually being accused of doing the deed and he gets to keep his job. Hollywood is a strange place that I will never truly understand.
Lerner went on to say:
"The over $800 million Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen. I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality, and I am very comfortable with this decision. In America people are innocent until proven otherwise."
First of all, Singer was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody. Second, why don’t they at least dive into an investigation like other studios have done with talent accused of certain things before they commit to Singer?
This is actually pretty shocking given the fact that so many other Hollywood actors, producers and executives have seen their careers destroyed after facing damaging accusations for things they posted on Twitter or sexual assault accusations.
According to THR, “Millennium had been inundated with calls and emails over the past day calling Millennium complicit if it continued to work with Singer, but Lerner decided to stay the course.”
It’s no secret that there is a pedophile ring in Hollywood, but a lot of people seem to turn a blind eye to it for some reason.
After theThe Atlantic released the article, Singer released the following statement saying the story "rehashes claims from bogus lawsuits."
"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. After careful fact-checking and, in consideration of the lack of credible sources, Esquire chose not to publish this piece of vendetta journalism.”
"That didn’t stop this writer from selling it to The Atlantic. It’s sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity. Again, I am forced to reiterate that this story rehashes claims from bogus lawsuits filed by a disreputable cast of individuals willing to lie for money or attention. And it is no surprise that, with Bohemian Rhapsody being an award-winning hit, this homophobic smear piece has been conveniently timed to take advantage of its success."
Social welfare organization Time's Up also released a statement calling for claims against Singer to be investigated and noted:
"Those who hire alleged abusers must recognize that these decisions not only subject their employees to possibly unsafe working conditions, but also perpetuate a broken system that rewards powerful people and allows them to act without consequence."
What do you think about all this? Do you think Singer should still be allowed to direct Red Sonya without a proper investigation on the claims that have been made against him?
Either way, I don’t think Singer is the right director for Red Sonja anyway.