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Director Bryan Singer is facing new allegations of having sex with underage boys.

Singer, who was infamously fired as director of "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the middle of production, has been accused by four more men of having sex with them when they were underage.

The exposé published in The Atlantic includes more than 50 sources who spoke to journalists during a yearlong investigation.

"The accusations against Singer cover a spectrum," The Atlantic story says. "Some of the alleged victims say they were seduced by the director while underage; others say they were raped. The victims we interviewed told us these experiences left them psychologically damaged, with substance-abuse problems, depression and PTSD."

Two different individuals allege they had sex with Singer when they were just ages 17 and 15. Both told The Atlantic that Singer knew they were under 18, the age of consent in California.

Singer has had a successful career, directing hits like "The Usual Suspects" and four of the "X-Men" movies. However, last year, he was let go from "Bohemian Rhapsody" with just a few weeks left of filming, reportedly because he was late or absent from set frequently and also clashed with star Rami Malek.

A few days after Singer was fired, he was the target of a lawsuit accusing him of raping the then-17-year-old Cesar Sanchez-Guzman in 2003. Singer has denied the allegations.

Dexter Fletcher replaced Singer for the final part of production on "Bohemian Rhapsody," though Singer still has the directing credit. The movie went on to become a sensation, earning more than $800 million at the box office (and still counting). It also received five Oscar nominations this week, including Best Picture.

Singer has responded to the Atlantic article, calling it a "homophobic smear piece":