BAFTA rescinds Bryan Singer nominations

Producer Bryan Singer attends the premiere of 'Legion' at Pacific Design Center on January 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

Due to allegations of sexual assault on a number of young boys, BAFTA has rescinded the director’s nominations.

Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer has had his BAFTA nominations for the Freddie Mercury biopic pulled by the organisation due to allegations of sexual assault against young boys.

"BAFTA considers the alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values,” read a statement from the awards body. The film itself and others involved in its making who were nominated have not been removed. The BAFTAs ceremony will take place on Sunday.

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