‘X-Men” Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Teen Sex Abuse
A man has come forward accusing Bryan Singer, director of the "X-Men" movie franchise, of sexually abusing him when he was only 15.
Michael Egan held a press conference Thursday in Beverly Hills accompanied by his attorney, Jeff Herman.
Egan, now 31, told reporters, "I was a piece of meat. There was no relationship." He went on to say that he was raped by Singer and other men in Los Angeles, Hawaii and several other states over the span of two years.
Singer's attorney, Marty Singer (no relation), refutes the allegations made against his client, telling E! News, "The claims made today about Bryan Singer are completely fabricated. We look forward to our bringing a claim for malicious prosecution against Mr. Egan and his attorney after we prevail.
"It is obvious that plaintiff's attorney is not looking to litigate the case on its merits. This matter is nothing more than the attorney seeking to get his 15 minutes of fame by sending out a press release with his "media consultant" yesterday and following up with a press conference today. Attorneys who try cases don't hold press conferences."
The suit claims that the abuse occurred at the Hawaiian estate of hair stylist Paul Mitchell, and that Singer supplied Egan with drugs and alcohol and forced him to perform oral sex before sodomizing him.
The lawsuit also claims that Singer threatened him and promised him acting roles combined with the aforementioned sexual acts.