The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have officially scrubbed Bryan Singer's name from the Bohemian Rhapsody nomination for "Outstanding British Film" due to new allegations of sexual misconduct concerning the director.

"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 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."

This comes after The Atlantic published a whole slew of new sexual misconduct allegations against Singer on January 23. In the article, four men allege sexual misconduct with the director in the late 1990s when all were teens.

One 13-year old extra on the set of 1998’s Apt Pupil says Singer fondled his genitals. "He would stick his hands down your pants without consent," a different accuser told the Atlantic. "He was predatory in that he would ply people with alcohol and drugs and then have sex with them."

Singer's attorney denied the accusations. While Singer himself issued a statement, "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," the statement reads. "After careful fact-checking and, in consideration of the lack of credible sources, Esquire chose not to publish this piece of vendetta journalism. 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."

For their part, the writers of The Atlantic piece issued their own statement, which can be read in the tweet below.

Singer was fired 3 weeks before filming rapped on Bohemian Rhapsody – with Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher finishing in his stead. Star Rami Malek recently said of that, "In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all. And that's about what I can say about it at this point."

Producer Graham King and writer Anthony McCarten's names will remain on the nomination.