Updated — 10:45 a.m. ET
Hollywood director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and sexually abusing a teenage boy in the late 1990s.
The director's attorney, Marty Singer, told the The Hollywood Reporter that the claims are "completely without merit."
"We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit," Singer said. "It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan' s new movie is about to open in a few weeks."