“X-Men” Director Bryan Singer Sued For Alleged Sexual Abuse

April 17, 20140 Comments

A lawsuit was filed in Hawaiian federal court that accuses director Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past) of “sexually abusing” an underage boy. In the court documents that were obtained by The Wrap, plaintiff Michael Egan, accuses Singer of forcibly sodomizing him when he was 17-years-old. Allegedly, the abuse began in the late 90s. Egan claims that Singer supplied him with drugs and alcohol and would fly him out to Hawaii for sexual encounters. The suit also claims that Egan was not the only underage boy that Singer took advantage of.

“The abuse allegedly began in 1998, shortly after Egan was lured to parties at a house in Encino, California where a high school friend lived,” the lawsuit claims. “The house, known as the M & C Estate, was often the site of ‘notorious parties’ where adult males allegedly preyed on young boys.”

According to the lawsuit, Egan was a model and aspiring actor. The documents claim Singer told Egan at one such party that “the adults who resided in or frequented the M & C Estate controlled Hollywood and could decide whether Plaintiff’s career aspirations and hopes would be realized” and was also present when Egan was warned to keep those men “happy.”

The suit says, “Singer masturbated plaintiff and then performed oral sex upon him. Defendant Singer solicited plaintiff to perform oral sex upon him, which plaintiff resisted.”

“Singer flagrantly disregarded plaintiff’s unwillingness to submit, and forced plaintiff’s head underwater to make plaintiff perform oral sex upon him. When plaintiff pulled his head out of the water in order to breathe, defendant Singer demanded that he continue which plaintiff refused,” the suit went on. “Defendant Singer then forced plaintiff to continue performing oral sex upon him outside of the pool, and subsequently forcibly sodomized plaintiff.”

“This lawsuit is just the first of many”, said Egan’s attorney Jeff Herman. He plans to file more lawsuits with the courts against Singer and the other men that were at these alleged sex parties. Herman is also the attorney who represented five young men who claimed they were sexually abused by Kevin Clash, the puppeteer for beloved Sesame Street muppet Elmo.

Bryan Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, has responded to the allegations, calling them “absurd and defamatory.” The suit does not specifically demand a monetary figure, but states that the damages suffered warrant in excess of $75,000. In response, Singer’s lawyer said “it is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity,” given that the newest installment of the “X-Men” franchise hits theaters May 23.

“The claims made against Bryan Singer are completely without merit,” the attorney said. “We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated.” 

One has to wonder why the boy waited so long to confess and if the upcoming release date of Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past has anything to do with it. We’ll have to wait and see in the upcoming weeks if Singer is guilty and if it will impact the box office.

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