British Academy of Film and Television Arts Suspends Bryan Singer Nomination Amid Sex Abuse Allegations

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Director Bryan Singer attends the premiere of New Line Cinema's 'Jack The Giant Slayer' at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 26, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it is suspending its nomination of director Bryan Singer amid accusations that he sexually assaulted minors.

Singer had been among those nominated for his work on the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which he was fired from in late 2017. BAFTA says Wednesday that the organization considers the alleged behavior unacceptable and incompatible with its values and that Singer has been informed of the suspension.

The Atlantic magazine last month published an expose detailing the stories of four alleged victims who said they were seduced and molested by the Singer while underage. Singer has denied the allegations.

The film and others nominated for it will remain eligible for BAFTAs, which will be presented Sunday.

.

Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.