It has been reported that X-Men director, Bryan Singer, has been accused of drugging and sexually abusing a 17-year-old Michael Egan during the late 1990’s.
A lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in Hawaii that accuses Singer of forcing oral and anal sex with the plaintiff bu enforcing the use of alcohol, drugs and professional influence in Hollywood. It is alleged that the abuse first begun when the registered sex offender and former entertainment business executive, Marc Collins-Rector, arranged a meeting between the director and Michael Egan. The plaintiff claims that in return for payment, flights to international destinations and a proposed acting role in a X-Men film, that he was taken to house parties in Hawaii and California.
“The parties were typically sordid and featured sexual contact between adult males and the many teenage boys who were present for the parties,”
“[Singer] manipulated his power, wealth, and position in the entertainment industry to sexually abuse and exploit the underage plaintiff through the use of drugs, alcohol, threats and inducements which resulted in [the] plaintiff suffering catastrophic psychological and emotional injuries”.
The lawsuit continues to allege that Bryan Singer:
“promised acting roles to [the] plaintiff in an X-Men movie, in commercials, and in other of his projects, and professed that he would arrange for [the] plaintiff to audition for roles and projects in others’ productions”.
According to Reuters, Michael Egan is seeking damages and a jury trial. However, Bryan Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, responded to the allegations by stating:
The claims made against Bryan Singer are completely without merit. We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit. 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.