Bryan Singer has been accused of sexual assault and sex with a minor numerous times throughout his career, and four more survivors came forward this week when a bombshell article in The Atlantic detailed both their accounts and the culture of abuse that the Bohemian Rhapsody director’s helped to cultivate throughout his career.
Not everyone was moved by the piece, however, nor were they swayed by the fact that Singer’s abuse has been whispered about for so long that it’s considered an “open secret” in Hollywood. Producer Avi Lerner, for example, defended his decision to keep Singer on as the director of the upcoming Red Sonja, calling the accounts of sexual assault survivors “agenda driven fake news.” Now, Queen guitarist Brian May has expressed his support of Singer. As was pointed out by ScreenRant editor Kayleigh Donaldson, May defended Singer in the comments of an Instagram post.
After one fan urged May to unfollow Singer in the wake of the Atlantic piece, May responded by telling them to “look after your own business.” He continued, “And you need to learn to respect the fact that a man or woman is innocent until proven guilty.”
May’s comments follow those of Rami Malek, who claimed that he somehow didn’t know about Singer’s history. Okay, buddy.
Anyways, Bohemian Rhapsody, which is embarrassing in how boring and by-the-book it is, is nominated for five Academy Awards.