Hollywood 2017: USC Students Calling for Removal of Bryan Singer

USC students are calling for the removal of Bryan Singer’s name from the school’s Division of Cinema and Media Studies due to repeated sexual misconduct accusations against him, some dating back to the 1990s.

Film students launched a petition on Change.org which has garnered more than 1,500 signatures at press time in support of dismissing Singer’s name.

The petition, created by Emily Halaka, says having Singer’s name attached to the film school “gives the impression that we, both as an institution and as members of the entertainment industry, value his financial contributions over the safety, respect and future of students. It sets a precedent of lenience for sexual criminals and further undermines the visibility and respect that victims of harassment and assault deserve.”

The director and his lawyer, Marty Singer have denied all allegations of wrongdoing.