Bohemian Rhapsody producer, Graham King, has revealed that Bryan Singer left production to care for his sick mother.
“It’s an unfortunate situation, with like 16, 17 days to go and Bryan Singer just had some issues, his mother was very sick, and he’s the kind of guy that he needs to have 100% focus,” King said per Variety.
“He just said, I want to hiatus the film, and deal with what he had going on in his life. And the studio wanted to finish the film. And of course, my job is to protect the film at any cost and that’s what I was there to do.”
The explanation comes despite rumors that Fox had fired the disgraced producer after accusations of sexual misconduct reared from several women both on and off set spanning across two decades.
Another piece to the puzzle which seems to indicate that he was fired over the scandal is that Fox reportedly declined to renew its long-term deal with Singer’s production company.
Check out this interview with TMZ back in December of 2017 where he does not deny that he was fired. He denies the claims were the reason but he kind of admits that he was fired:
Cesar Sanchez-Guzman has filed a lawsuit against Singer of allegedly sexually assaulting him in 2003 when Sanchez-Guzman was just 17.
Singer's murky history has allegedly been littered with rumors of him partying with underage boys. Despite his legal woes and the many accusations against the director, he is still up for an Oscar thing year. Fox is catching heat for listing Bryan Singer under Best Director instead of Dexter Fletcher who Fox hired to direct the last two weeks of the film.