NYPD Investigating X-MEN Director Bryan Singer For Alleged Sexual Assault Earlier This Year
Michael Egan may have dropped his lawsuit against X-Men: Days of Future Past director, but now the New York Police Department have confirmed that they are investigating the filmmaker for allegations that he sexually assaulted a man earlier this year. Read on for further details...
According to The Wrap, the New York Police Department's Special Victims Squad are investigating a complaint that Bryan Singer sexually assaulted a man in his twenties back in March. This is before the allegations by Michael Egan were made, but the criminal complaint was filed on May 9th, around a month after Egan announced his claims to the press. Both of the lawsuits alleging that he sexually assaulted two minors have been dropped (though they were dismissed without prejudice, meaning that Egan at least could file one again), and why we're only just now hearing about this is unclear. While no charges have been filed against Singer as of yet, the site adds that, "According to his lawyer Martin Singer (no relation), neither he nor his client have been contacted by the NYPD in relation to the investigation. Deputy Chief Kim Royster confirmed the investigation for the media, adding that it is not necessarily unusual for Singer to have not yet been contacted while an investigation is ongoing." The key different here is that this is a CRIMINAL complaint and not a CIVIL one. Twentieth Century Fox still want to release X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, and with Singer caught up in this, it could be that they'll soon look for another director to helm the X-Men: Days of Future Past follow-up. We'll be sure to keep you updated. What do you guys think?
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