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Bryan Singer's 'Red Sonja' on hold amid renewed allegations of sexual harassment

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Millennium has decided to put "Red Sonja" on hold amid renewed controversy surrounding Bryan Singer, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and in an expose by a magazine.

Singer, who was fired from directing duties of his last film, Oscar-nominated "Bohemian Rhapsody", has not been officially removed as a from "Red Sonja" but he is also not a part of the company's slate, according to the

An investigative article by The Atlantic last month saw multiple new accusers claiming raped them while they were underage.

Millennium CEO had released a controversial statement post the article and called it "agenda driven fake news".

He later claimed that he approved the statement, prepared by crisis Pr guru Howard Bragman, without reading.

"Red Sonja", a female empowerment story, would have earned a USD 10 million pay package.

was fired from "Bohemian Rhapsody" just weeks before its completion though he is still credited as a director, that producers hope does not impact its chances at later this month.

The film is nominated in five categories including the best picture and best nod for

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 15:20 IST