Bryan Singer will NOT be removed from his directing role on the remake of “Red Sonja” — despite a bombshell report that details pedophilia allegations against him.
Avi Lerner of Millennium Media — a producer for the upcoming film — released a statement Thursday in support of Singer in the wake of the Atlantic article, in which 4 men claimed Singer had either molested or raped them as minors.
Lerner says, “I continue to be in development for Red Sonja and Bryan Singer continues to be attached.” He adds, “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.”
Singer denied the allegations and called the article a “homophobic smear piece” which rehashed “claims from bogus lawsuits filed by a disreputable cast of individuals willing to lie for money or attention.” He hasn’t been charged with a crime related to the allegations.
Lots of folks were outraged that Singer was set to direct a movie about a fictionalized victim of sexual assault. Among the upset groups is GLAAD, which reacted to the Atlantic article by removing “Bohemian Rhapsody” from contention for its Media Awards this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo has called in his lawyers after a British reality star made serious allegations against him on social media this week … and we’re told CR7 adamantly denies all wrongdoing.
Jasmine Lennard — a UK fashion model who starred on the British version of “Celebrity Big Brother” — went off on Ronaldo on Twitter … claiming they dated for 10 years, during which she was subjected to emotional abuse and threats.
Lennard claims she recently watched “Surviving R. Kelly” and was inspired to speak out against Ronaldo … and feels compelled to help Kathryn Mayorga, the woman who is suing Cristiano for rape.
We’re told the soccer star views Lennard’s allegations as “false and defamatory” and his lawyers are already handling the situation.
As we previously reported, Ronaldo is being sued by Mayorga — who claims Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room back in 2009. She had initially filed a police report describing the alleged crime — but didn’t identify Ronaldo by name.
In her lawsuit, Mayorga says she later accepted a $ 375,000 payment in exchange for her silence — but now, she wants that agreement voided.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Dept. has also reopened the Mayorga case — though no charges have been brought against the soccer star.
Chris Brown claims he ain’t no Michael Jackson — meaning, he doesn’t own a monkey (or a chimp!) … and claims allegations he illegally harbored an adorable simian are pure apesh*t.
We broke the story … the L.A. City Attorney is charging CB with 2 counts of having a restricted species without a permit claiming he kept a capuchin monkey named Fiji at his L.A. home back in 2017.
The allegations are serious, Brown could face up to 6 months in jail if convicted.
The supposed smoking gun is a video of Brown’s daughter Royalty playing with Fiji in Dec. 2017 — but sources close to Breezy tell us prosecutors got it all wrong.
Brown is adamant the video was NOT taken at his L.A. home — it was shot in Vegas … where the monkey lived with a relative who was the REAL owner.
Authorities ain’t buyin’ the excuse noting the animal was taken into custody in Los Angeles.
But, we’re told Brown claims his relative happened to be in town with Fiji that particular week — and it’s all just a bad coincidence that makes Chris seem guilty.
He’s due in court on February 6 where he’ll plead his case to the judge. Stay tuned …
Oh, and as for Fiji … we’re told she’s been in protective custody and she’s doing just fine.