New Details Emerge About X-MEN Director Bryan Singer Sexual Abuse Claims; Fox Responds

Things have taken a sinister turn in the accusations surrounding X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer, with alleged victim Michael Egan now revealing further details about his claims that he was raped by Singer and several other men when he was a minor. Fox have also responded.

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By Josh Wilding - 4/17/2014


Above is video from the press conference held today by lawyer Jeff Herman and alleged sexual abuse victim Michael Egan. His claims about the Usual Suspects and X-Men: Days of Future Past director are alarming to say the least, and ABC have already distanced themselves from Bryan Singer by removing his name from all promotional material for upcoming drama series Black Box. As well as claiming that he was forced into a number of sex acts (at gunpoint in one instance), Egan claims that Singer supplied him with drugs and alcohol, forced him to inhale cocaine, pushed Egan into a swimming pool, later held his head underwater, and repeatedly raped him. All of this was combined with promises of work in Singer's films.

The filmmaker is of course innocent until proven guilty, and it's unknown whether any legal action will be taken following the $300,000 lawsuit. 20th Century Fox (the studio responsible for the X-Men franchise) released a brief statement about the allegations, stating: "These are serious allegations, and they will be resolved in the appropriate forum. This is a personal matter, which Bryan Singer and his representatives are addressing separately." It very much sounds like they're distancing themselves from the director ahead of the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The photos below don't exactly look good either!

Bear in mind that nothing has been proven as of yet and these are all just accusations. Singer’s lawyer, Marty Singer, called the lawsuit "absurd and defamatory" and "completely without merit." What this means for X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse remains to be seen.


UPDATE: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Egan filed a lawsuit in 2000 over alleged sexual abuse at the site of a 1999 party, naming various defendants but not director Bryan Singer. As a result, Singer's attorney responded with, "If Bryan had done anything wrong, he would have been included in the previous lawsuit." A fair point, but Egan's own attorney claims that Egan did name the X-Men director at the time. This sort of back and fore arguing is to be expected, so it's now a case of waiting and seeing. Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Singer has dropped out of a scheduled appearance at this weekend’s WonderCon in Anaheim, with writer Simon Kinberg now taking his place. 
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Irvin88 - 4/17/2014, 4:11 PM
Sucks for Singer but in the above pictures, the guy isn't really shying away. In fact, he seems to be enjoying himself.
DrDoom - 4/17/2014, 4:12 PM
oh shit son
AlexanderLykins - 4/17/2014, 4:16 PM
There goes X-Men: Days of Future Past box office. If he's guilty of this I won't go see the movie.
KingOnslaught - 4/17/2014, 4:16 PM
MrCBM56 - 4/17/2014, 4:16 PM
Lmao. Coincidental this happens just a little over a month before the release of DOFP?
Genaro - 4/17/2014, 4:17 PM
All I care about is X-men DOFP and hope this doesn't affect its release.
Pheezmatic - 4/17/2014, 4:17 PM
HO ho hoooooo......ohhhhhhh boy.
Pheezmatic - 4/17/2014, 4:17 PM
guess that Pink Mafia really does exist.
HeroWithAThousandFaces - 4/17/2014, 4:17 PM
Don't you just hate it when friendly photos turn into incriminating evidence? I know Singer does.
Genaro - 4/17/2014, 4:18 PM
Also dude is probably broke and trying to get money out of him.
MexicanSuperman - 4/17/2014, 4:18 PM
You are really using reddit?
AlexanderLykins - 4/17/2014, 4:18 PM
Actually if they remove his name from everything in regards to the film, I might see it.
Pasto - 4/17/2014, 4:19 PM
So gay!
Pasto - 4/17/2014, 4:19 PM
If you don't know, thats called joke.
batz11 - 4/17/2014, 4:20 PM
This is crazy...if true, terrible stuff...I will wait to get Singer's side of the story of course...

the guy in the video, really shouldn't say things like "buried it in me as deep as I possibly could"referring to the incident itself...
MexicanSuperman - 4/17/2014, 4:20 PM
I don't believe this but there is a possibility of being true.
BuckyCap - 4/17/2014, 4:20 PM
wat

JamesMan - 4/17/2014, 4:21 PM
Got to love when pictures you took with "friends" who were of legal age is used to convince others you did some heinous act.
MrCBM56 - 4/17/2014, 4:21 PM
Lmao. I guess in-between swimming sessions and getting raped, they found time to have fun at a bar. Bullshit accusation.
Pheezmatic - 4/17/2014, 4:21 PM
been startin to realize lately...something seems a little off about this dude...

Nothing against homosexuality...but theres just been something about Singer that i've noticed in the last few years...he kinda seems to be living in the clouds a bit...and i feel like i've seen a twisted sense of humor coming from him...it never mattered much until now i guess but I can't say he's guilty since I don't know all the details of this or whatnot.

I just feel like when I look at him or hear from him...there seems to be something a little sinister about him....just a feeling.
MrCBM56 - 4/17/2014, 4:22 PM
@JamesMan

EXACTLY.
CherryBomb - 4/17/2014, 4:22 PM
No one should jump to conclusions.
Here in the UK men in power have been accused of rape, a lot of men in powerful positions have and some have been convicted and rightly so. But also a large amount of them have been proven innocent.
Pheezmatic - 4/17/2014, 4:22 PM
@pasto a lame joke..but a try hard attempt at least..i'll give you that.
TheAmericanPatriot - 4/17/2014, 4:24 PM
Instant death to X-Men DOFP. Hopefully there's a loop hole somewhere that allows the X-Men to revert back to Marvel.
FilmsFan - 4/17/2014, 4:24 PM
I'm worried they might drop him from next XMen film!
Like ABC dropping his name... Why? He's just adduced!
If some one accuced Obama of something will he be thrown out of office before even an hearing!

I hope it's all false... But if it isn't & Singer (unfortunately) did all this... They yea; let his rot & them his away from EVERYTHING!
But not until it's not proven!!
Pheezmatic - 4/17/2014, 4:24 PM
@batz Haaaaa
MrCBM56 - 4/17/2014, 4:25 PM
Again, no one thnks it's funny this happens just a month before the release of DOFP?
McNyagano - 4/17/2014, 4:25 PM
The plot thickens guys. I really feel bad for Singer now and starting to think he didn't do it. He seems like a very nice guys to be honest but this is starting to look like straight-up B.S. -_-
Emjeed - 4/17/2014, 4:25 PM
So he met up with a lawyer 6 months ago. And waited a few weeks before the release of the director's biggest movie to date to come out with this. What a coincidence. ..
ALegendaryPanda - 4/17/2014, 4:25 PM
This is [frick]ing crazy.
JorL5150 - 4/17/2014, 4:25 PM
Hollywood and politics are operated by pedophile luciferians
JoshWilding - 4/17/2014, 4:25 PM
"A few years ago, Queerty published photos of a post-gay pride pool party at Roland Emmerich's house that was co-hosted by Singer. "No photos of the after-after party (which generally has a clothing-optional policy)," the site writes, "nor do we have pictures from what happened when Roland and Bryan (pictured, Page 3) took a few select young men into the house for private casting sessions[.]"

BlackHulk - 4/17/2014, 4:26 PM
This guy is likely a Marvel fanboy. Why did he wait until a month before Singers biggest movie is set to come out to hit him with a lawsuit regarding allegations that are hard to shake regardless of whether he is innocent or guilty? He is likely an opportunist who came into contact with Singer but was not gang raped as he put it.
CherryBomb - 4/17/2014, 4:26 PM
The timing is very suspicious, why not do it when Jack the Giant Slayer was soon to be released?
Nah, just speculation. Pure opinion.
If it did happen then I feel very sorry for the guy and Singer should be prosecuted.
But if it didn't, then poor Singer.
0megaDaGod - 4/17/2014, 4:26 PM
Terrible timing

The shitty part being that everyone involved in the movie will be effected whether its true or not.

Seriously. This is phucked no matter what. Even if they settle privately Singer will still look more suspect than he already does
MrCBM56 - 4/17/2014, 4:26 PM
@Emjeed

Ex-[frick]ing-catly.
FilmsFan - 4/17/2014, 4:27 PM
*accused
Nomis - 4/17/2014, 4:28 PM
See, this is what happen when you go too far away from the source material.
Pasto - 4/17/2014, 4:28 PM
[frick] you you mullet.
Bodwulf - 4/17/2014, 4:28 PM

This all makes me feel uncomfortable.
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