Just when you thought ex-Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer was old news for the week – upon him being replaced by Dexter Fletcher on the film – something new happens.

A suit was filed in the Superior Court of King County, Washington (the Seattle area) naming the director as the rapist of 17 year-old Cesar Sanchez-Guzman on a yacht in 2003.

Without getting into the exact nature of the complaint against Singer (you can read the entirety of the legal complaint here at Variety), the suit goes on to say that after the rape, Singer told Sanchez-Guzman, "that no one would believe him if he ever reported the incident, and that he could hire people who are capable of ruining someone's reputation."

Singer has released the following statement about the suit:

"Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end. Cesar Sanchez-Guzman apparently claims that he did not remember this alleged incident from 2003 until now. Significantly, when Sanchez-Guzman filed for bankruptcy only a few years ago, he failed to disclose this alleged claim when he was supposed to identify all of his assets, but conveniently, now that the bankruptcy court discharged all of his debts, he is able to recall the alleged events. The attorney behind this lawsuit is the same lawyer who represented Michael Egan, the convicted felon who sued Bryan Singer in 2014. In the end, Egan was forced to dismiss that case once the facts came out and his story completely fell apart. Egan and his attorneys then found themselves as defendants in a malicious prosecution action brought by some of the individuals who Egan previously sued. In an apology to those individuals, Egan's attorney acknowledged the claims that had been filed were "untrue and provably false." Notwithstanding his track record, this same lawyer is coming after Bryan again. We are confident that this case will turn out the same way the Egan case did. And once Bryan prevails, he will pursue his own claims for malicious prosecution."