‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ director Bryan Singer has reportedly been fired from ‘Purple Sonja’ following allegations of kid sexual abuse

Bryan Singer has been fired from directing "Purple Sonja," in response to The Hollywood Reporter. Millennium Movies founder Avi Lerner fired Singer as a result of the film couldn't discover a home distributor, THR stated. Earlier this yr, Singer was accused by a number of folks of sexually assaulting them once they have been younger boys in an Atlantic article. He has denied it.  Bryan Singer has been fired from directing the studio Millennium Movies' "Purple Sonja" film following allegations that Singer sexually abused younger boys, in response to The Hollywood Reporter. Millennium CEO Avi Lerner lastly fired Singer as a result of he couldn't discover a home distributor for the film, THR stated. THR had reported final month that the film was on maintain, however that Singer was nonetheless connected. Representatives for Singer and Millennium didn't instantly reply to a request for remark from Enterprise Insider. Purple Sonja was initially created for Marvel Comics and impressed by Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard's Purple Sonya. The character's comics at the moment are revealed by Dynamite Leisure. Within the comics, she takes revenge on the mercenaries who killed her household and raped her. Singer was accused by a number of folks of sexually assaulting them within the late 1990s once they have been younger boys in an explosive Atlantic article earlier this yr. One man claimed Singer molested him when he was 13 and Singer was in his 30s on the set of considered one of Singer's movies, "Apt Pupil," and one other alleged Singer had intercourse with him when he was 15. Singer has denied the claims. Lerner's unique assertion following the Atlantic piece was met with backlash. He known as the piece "agenda-driven faux information" and stated he was "very comfy" with the choice to rent Singer to direct the film primarily based on the box-office success of "Bohemian Rhapsody." Singer is the credited director on that film, however was fired by the studio Fox late into manufacturing for repeatedly being absent from the set. Lerner later walked that assertion again and instructed THR that he signed off on it with out studying it. "I do not need to apologize," Lerner stated in an announcement to THR. "I simply need to make clear. I believe victims must be heard and this allegation must be taken very, very significantly. I simply do not agree to evaluate by the Twitter." SEE ALSO: 'Empire' scores plunge after Jussie Smollett's arrest Be part of the dialog about this story » NOW WATCH: How 'white savior' movies like 'Inexperienced E book' harm Hollywood