Rami Malek has claimed he was unaware of the allegations against Bryan Singer when he signed up for Bohemian Rhapsody.

The 37-year-old has for his role as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, with Bohemian Rhapsody receiving five nods in total, including one for Best Picture.

However, there has been controversy surrounding the film due to the involvement of Bryan Singer.

The director has been accused of sexual misconduct on multiple occasions, including an allegation of rape in late 2017,

Rami has now claimed that he didn’t know about the allegations against Singer as he signed up to play Freddie.

the Mr Robot star said: ‘As far as I knew, I was considered before Bryan was even attached. So I had my head down preparing for this for about a year ahead of time, and I never really looked up. I didn’t know much about Bryan. I think that the allegations and things were, believe it or not, honestly something I was not aware of, and that is what it is.

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‘Who knows what happens with that … but I think somehow we found a way to persevere through everything that was thrown our way.

‘Perhaps that was Freddie himself doing it, because we wanted to make a product that was worthy of him. Who knows? I’m just proud that this cast and crew collectively raised their game and we depended on one another. It was a testament to everyone’s spirit and courage and skill. And one thing I will say about everyone — almost everyone — we never gave up.’

Malek noted that , and praised his replacement Dexter Fletcher, who was credited as executive producer on Bohemian Rhapsody.

In 1997, a 14-year-old accused Singer, now 53, of asking him and other minors to film a naked shower scene for the film Apt Pupil. A lawsuit was dismissed due to insufficient evidence.

In 2014, Singer was accused of sexual assault in a civil lawsuit from model Michael Egan. Singer denied the allegations, calling them ‘outrageous, vicious, and completely false’. The lawsuitt was later withdrawn.

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After Singer left Bohemian Rhapsody, it was alleged that he repeatedly clashed with Malek on set, as well as turning up late to filming frequently.

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However, Singer claimed that Fox wouldn’t allow him to deal with ‘pressing health matters concerning one of my parents’, and said the termination of his services was ‘out of my control’.

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