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21 August, Wednesday

Bafta suspends Bryan Singer's nomination for Bohemian Rhapsody

It comes in light of sexual abuse allegations made against him.

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Bafta has removed director Bryan Singer from Bohemian Rhapsody’s nomination, following allegations of sexual abuse made against him.

The filmmaker was suspended from the list having originally been named in the Queen biopic’s nomination for Outstanding British Film.

It comes after allegations were published in US publication The Atlantic, where four men claimed to have been sexually assaulted by Singer when they were under age.

Singer has since denied the allegations, calling the article “a homophobic smear piece”.

In a statement, Bafta confirmed they were removing Singer from the list of nominees, commenting that his alleged behaviour was “completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values”.

“This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination,” they said.

“Bafta notes Mr Singer’s denial of the allegations. The suspension of his nomination will therefore remain in place until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved.”

They clarified that “Bohemian Rhapsody remains nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, and the other individuals named as candidates in respect of the film remain nominees.”

Singer served as director on the film until he was fired from the project with weeks to go before the end of shooting. He was replaced by Dexter Fletcher.


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