Bohemian Rhapsody director, Bryan Singer’s BAFTA nomination has been suspended.
The news comes after an article was published in The Atlantic in which a number of men claimed that they had been sexually assaulted by the director, two of which alleged that they were underage at the time.
Bryan has denied the claims and told BBC that the allegations were a “homophobic smear” to destroy the success of the Queen film.
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Bryan was fired from the film three weeks before production wrapped up, as a source told BBC that his departure was allegedly due to “unreliable behaviour.”
BAFTA released a statement which it said: “In light of recent very serious allegations, Bafta has informed Bryan Singer that his nomination for Bohemian Rhapsody has been suspended, effective immediately.”
“Bafta considers the alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values. This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination.”
“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.”
BAFTA added that the film still remains in the outstanding British film category and other individuals involved in the movie have remained nominees.
“Bafta believes everyone has the right to a fulfilling career in a safe, professional working environment, and it will continue to collaborate with the film, games and television industries to achieve this,” the statement continued.
“Bafta will make no further statement on this matter during the period of suspension.”