Red Sonja: Bryan Singer, Still Attached to the Reboot, Despite Growing Number of Sexual Accusations

Even after The Atlantic published an exposé about Bryan Singer and underage boys, Millennium Films has decided to keep Singer on their film Red Sonja.   Accused by four men of having sex with them when they were younger than the age of consent, Singer is still attached.

“I continue to be in development for Red Sonja and Bryan Singer continues to be attached,” read a statement from producer Avi Lerner.

Lerner added, “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 is now being handled by crisis PR guru Howard Bragman, who also is representing Red Sonja.

It is a shocking development, given the severity of the claims and considering the number of Hollywood actors, producers and executives who have seen their careers evaporate after facing less damaging accusations. The journalists spent 12 months investigating the Bohemian Rhapsody director, beginning work on their piece, originally slated for Esquire.  The two reporters say that their piece was killed by Hearst higher-ups.

Sources say Millennium had been inundated with calls and emails over the past day calling Millennium complicit if it continued to work with Singer, but Lerner decided to stay the course.

The journalists spoke to more than 50 sources, including four men who spoke about their relationship with the writer-director for the first time.

Victor Valdovinos — the only subject to use his name — told The Atlantic that he was a 13-year-old extra on the set of Apt Pupil when a 30-something Singer sexually assaulted him.

That film sparked a series of lawsuits by underage extras who were forced to disrobe entirely for a shower scene.