Rapp, who was the first person to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Kevin Spacey, reacted to the news on Thursday that despite new allegations against Singer, he would keep his job directing the film, “Red Sonja.”
“Any actor who agrees to work on this film is complicit in keeping a predator in power and will be put on blast,” Rapp wrote.
Producer Avi Lerner confirmed Singer remained attached to the film, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “I continue to be in development for ‘Red Sonja’ and Bryan Singer continues to be attached.”
He added, “The over $800 million ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen. 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.”
Through a rep, Singer addressed the report in The Atlantic by saying, “The last time I posted about this subject, Esquire magazine was preparing to publish an article written by a homophobic journalist who has a bizarre obsession with me dating back to 1997. After careful fact-checking and, in consideration of the lack of credible sources, Esquire chose not to publish this piece of vendetta journalism.”
He continued, “That didn’t stop this writer from selling it to The Atlantic. It’s sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity. Again, I am forced to reiterate that this story rehashes claims from bogus lawsuits filed by a disreputable cast of individuals willing to lie for money or attention. And it is no surprise that, with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ being an award-winning hit, this homophobic smear piece has been conveniently timed to take advantage of its success.”
The article in question detailed allegations by several men who claim they were underage when they had sexual relations with Singer.