Go head and chalk up X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer’s name on the growing list of celebrities who have been accused of being pedophiles. The 48-year-old superhero specialist has just been accused of sexual abuse and sodomy of a teenaged boy in an ugly lawsuit filed just yesterday, April 16.
Reports The Wrap:
According to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Hawaii, plaintiff Michael Egan, who was named in a press release by his lawyers, was 17 when he was forcibly sodomized by Singer, among other accusations.
The suit alleges Singer provided Egan with drugs and alcohol and flew him to Hawaii for sex on more than one occasion in 1999 and claims that Egan was not the only underage boy who was abused.
The abuse allegedly began in 1998, shortly after Egan was lured to parties at a house where a high school friend lived, the lawsuit claims. The house, known as the M & C Estate, was often the site of “notorious parties” where adult males allegedly preyed on young boys.
Attorney Jeff Herman said he planned to file more lawsuits against Singer and others involved in the parties.
“Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children,” Herman said. “This is the first of many cases I will be filing to give these victims a voice and to expose the issue.”
Singer, who is openly gay, has yet to respond to the allegations himself but his lawyer Martin Singer tells The Wrap that they are “completely without merit.”
“We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit,” Singer continued in his statement said. “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.”
The seventh X-Men movie hits theaters on May 23, 2014.
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