Rami Malek speaks out about the allegations of sexual abuse against Bryan Singer

 Rami Malek has spoken about the allegations of sexual abuse against Bryan Singer, who directed Malek’s Oscar-nominated new film “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Singer was fired from the film, which stars Malek as Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the iconic rock group Queen. In a recent sit-down at the Arlington Theatre for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Malek was hesitant to speak out against the director, but emphasized the importance of valuing victims’ stories, Vanity Fair reports.

“I’ve sat here and talked about how everyone deserves a voice and anyone who wants to talk about what happened with Bryan deserves to have their voice heard,” he said. “In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all. And that’s about what I can say about it at this point.” He did not elaborate.

“It’s awful, it’s remarkable that this happens,” Malek said of Singer’s alleged crimes. “I can appreciate so much what they’ve been through and how difficult this must be for them. In the light of the #MeToo era that this somehow seems to exist after that, it’s a horrible thing.”

“My heart goes out to anyone who has to live through anything like what I’ve heard and what is out there,” he continued.