X-Men Director Bryan Singer accused of sexualy abusing a teenage boy
Just a few weeks before the theatrical release of ‘X-MEN Days of Future Past,’ new allegations center in on the Director Bryan Singer. According to the facts given so far, Singer has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy. This alleged assault happened in the late 1990s. The details were first discovered by the Associated Press, which reported the news on Thursday, April 17.
The lawsuit stemming from the case was filed Wednesday in a Hawaii federal court. Accusing Singer of the crime is Michael Egan III, though the name may not be familiar to most, Egan was a former child model with aspirations of being an actor. The suit alleges that the abuse occurred on more than one occasion back when Egan was then 17 years-old. Egan is claiming that Singer, 48, supplied him with drugs and alcohol, then coerced Egan into having both oral and anal sex, this according to the AP.
The suit also makes claim to “a sex ring” that lures in younger actors and models that have an interest in the entertainment industry. According to the files submitted in the court, Egan was paid and then allegedly forced to have sex with other adult men.
In the aftermath of the filing Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, released this statement to AP.
“It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan’s new movie is about to open in a few weeks,” Marty Singer (who is unrelated to Bryan but shares the same last name) told the AP.
Egan is seeking unspecified damages at this time, Singer’s former films include Superman Returns and The Usual Suspects but this suit occurs just as X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to hit theaters in May, and as X-MEN Apocalypse is in post-production.