HOLLYWOOD director Bryan Singer is being sued over allegations he raped a 17-year-old boy at a party aboard a yacht in 2003.
It is alleged the X-Men director forced the lad to perform oral sex on him and raped him.
The lawsuit, seen by TMZ, claims that Singer offered to take the teenager on a tour of the yacht before assaulting him.
In a room of the boat the director is alleged to have pushed the boy to the floor before thrusting his crotch towards him and making demands for oral sex.
Cesar Sanchez-Guzman claims he had begged Singer to stop.
The X-Men director has strenuously denied the accusations against him
A statement issued by Singer’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler to TMZ states: “Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end.
“Cesar Sanchez-Guzman apparently claims that he did not remember this alleged incident from 2003 until now.
“Significantly, when Sanchez-Guzman filed for bankruptcy only a few years ago, he failed to disclose this alleged claim when he was supposed to identify all of his assets, but conveniently, now that the bankruptcy court discharged all of his debts, he is able to recall the alleged events.”
The lawsuit alleges that Singer threatened to ruin the teenager’s reputation if he spoke out.
Singer was recently fired from the production of Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody
Singer’s representatives added: “The attorney behind this lawsuit is the same lawyer who represented Michael Egan, the convicted felon who sued Bryan Singer in 2014.
“In the end, Egan was forced to dismiss that case once the facts came out and his story completely fell apart.”
Sanchez-Guzman is suing for emotional distress, mental anguish and physical and mental pain.
The lawsuit comes just days after the director was fired from new Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody for “unreliable behaviour”.