Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against X-MEN Director Bryan Singer Dropped By Accuser

Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against X-MEN Director Bryan Singer Dropped By Accuser

Before the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Michael Eagan accused Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a minor. This led to the director having to drop out of junkets and shed some doubt on whether he'd helm X-Men: Apocalypse. Well, the lawsuit has now been dropped...

Four months after being accused of abusing Michael Eagen when he was a minor, the sexual abuse lawsuit against X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer has been dropped. The case was a huge talking point both here on CBM and across pretty much the rest of the internet as well. Singer would drop out of promoting the latest X-Men movie as a result of the accusations, while his involvement with 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse very much seemed to be up in the air and dependent on how things ended up going for Singer with this lawsuit. According to Variety, a federal judge granted Egan's motion for voluntary dismissal in U.S. District Court in Hawaii today, meaning that the case against the director of 2014's highest grossing superhero movie has now been dropped. The lawsuits against former Disney executive David Neuman and former TV exec Garth Ancier were also dismissed, and Singer can hopefully now get to work on the next X-Men movie!
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Jollem - 8/27/2014, 4:27 PM
i knew it was gonna be another "elmo" or "michael jackson" situation where the parents wanted money
OrgasmicPotatoe - 8/27/2014, 4:29 PM
The trick didn't work, so he pulled out.
Maven - 8/27/2014, 4:29 PM

Would like to hear from Egan's momma.
LuBeTHiGhWalK3R - 8/27/2014, 4:29 PM
[Cough] settlement [cough]...
BatmanHeisenberg - 8/27/2014, 4:30 PM
It appeared as BS. Glad it was dropped, and I can't wait for Apocalypse now(no pun intended!)! DOFP, was, in my eyes, the movie of the year.
DrDoom - 8/27/2014, 4:31 PM
In other news, the case against Singer's raping of Cyclops is still under discussion . . . .
ALegendaryPanda - 8/27/2014, 4:32 PM
Yup, just like I expected, complete bullshit.
Jollem - 8/27/2014, 4:32 PM
@DestroyallTrolls - i'm sure there's many things we agree on
Doopie - 8/27/2014, 4:33 PM
dellamorte can finally stop the boycott
ALegendaryPanda - 8/27/2014, 4:34 PM
Hopefully Singer can put all of this nonsense behind him now
themidnightking - 8/27/2014, 4:34 PM
It did reek of BS, but I'm glad it's been dropped nevertheless.
Marqy - 8/27/2014, 4:34 PM
Great news. Now Mr. SInger get to work !
AlexanderLykins - 8/27/2014, 4:35 PM
Singer is a pervert and his escapades have been well documented. Or so I've been told. I'm willing to bet Egan's story was greatly embellished in order to draw attention. In all actuality.....

WombRaider - 8/27/2014, 4:35 PM
something is still wrong. this isnt the first time he's been accused of sexual assault...

DeusExSponge - 8/27/2014, 4:36 PM
Now can get some news on X-Men Apocalypse?! Just some small tid bit and/or concept art?!
staypuffed - 8/27/2014, 4:36 PM
oh for [frick]'s sake, @DrDoom.
MexicanSexyman - 8/27/2014, 4:36 PM
About time this bs is over. X-Men Apocalypse will be great.
AlexanderLykins - 8/27/2014, 4:36 PM
I have no doubt there was a large settlement reached and both parties worked it out discretely.
MexicanSexyman - 8/27/2014, 4:38 PM
@Doopie, haha yea.

McNyagano - 8/27/2014, 4:38 PM

YeezusWept - 8/27/2014, 4:38 PM
Jollem - 8/27/2014, 4:40 PM

ManDeth - 8/27/2014, 4:40 PM
Singer offered him money in June and he took it then changed his mind and his lawyer left.

There must've been a better offer. If this went to trial and dirty Singer's pedo life was exposed he would've been ruined.
blackandyellow - 8/27/2014, 4:40 PM
This whole thing smelled like bullshit from jump street.
DrKinsolving - 8/27/2014, 4:41 PM
Never met him but he still seems like a creepy ass dude, imo....

And, never forget June 28, 2006....

mattattack - 8/27/2014, 4:41 PM
They settled out of court if he agreed to drop charges. I bet anything on it.
DeusExSponge - 8/27/2014, 4:43 PM
dellamorte will still continue his crusade regardless of the situation. It's a lost cause!
AlexanderLykins - 8/27/2014, 4:43 PM
Singer be like.....

canada654321 - 8/27/2014, 4:43 PM
DanteSparda - 8/27/2014, 4:43 PM
Great!! Finally!!

It was pretty obvious it was only a gimmick, I mean the lawsuit came right before they released X-Men: DOFP to gain more attention from the media and also they were planning on doing a docummentary about sexual abuse in Hollywood using this very same case.

Come to think about it I feel sorry for Singer, after making what I think to be his best movie to date he couldn't enjoy it as much as he wanted thanks to the stupid lawsuit.

Now let's hear some more juicy tidbits of X-Men: Apocalypse!
MexicanSexyman - 8/27/2014, 4:43 PM
@AlexanderLykins, nah. Singer wanted to settle so he can move on but Eagen said no because it was a small amount of money and he wanted more money so his lawyers dropped Eagen because they knew he was going to lose. Since he had no more lawyers, he dropped the lawsuit. Research is your friend.

Marqy - 8/27/2014, 4:44 PM
Now without distractions he and Vaughn can make X-men: Apocalypse truly great. Best cbm ewa ! :)
UltimateCookie - 8/27/2014, 4:45 PM
Prepared for the X-Men/Fox flame war to begin. But you know what they say

YeezusWept - 8/27/2014, 4:46 PM

He told Evan Peters he'd be coming for him next.

InfiniteMonkey - 8/27/2014, 4:47 PM
As @DrDoom has just mentioned, now its off to the next problem of him taking Cyclops from the backside through the pants no less, and rectifying that once and for all. I'm glad Wolverine is going to die in the comics. Wanker.

What a travesty, the best X-Man leader relegated to garbage disposal.
YeezusWept - 8/27/2014, 4:47 PM

You might wanna check out what canada654321 posted.
Dingbat - 8/27/2014, 4:47 PM
Good news everyone!

Singer is 3/3 with good X-Men films. Make it 4/4 with Apocalypse.
DanteSparda - 8/27/2014, 4:47 PM
SuperCat - 8/27/2014, 4:47 PM
Had a feeling it would be dropped anyway.
AlexanderLykins - 8/27/2014, 4:48 PM
I'm supposed to take your word as fact? How many times are these stories completely fabricated on order to hide the settlement out of court? Do you always believe everything you read? On the internet internet no less?
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