Just weeks ahead of the release of his new X-Men film ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,” acclaimed director Bryan Singer has been accused of repeatedly drugging and raping a teenage boy in the late 1990s.
According to a lawsuit, the 48-year-old director used “a range of drugs and alcohol to force anal and oral sex on the boy while promising him roles in his films.”
Marty Singer, the director’s lawyer, says the accusations are “without merit, absurd, and defamatory. 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.”
Singer’s new film is set to be released on May 23 and the blockbuster is expected to earn over $100 million in its opening weekend alone.
According to the lawsuit, Egan met Singer at parties organized by registered sex offender Marc Collins-Rector. “The parties were typically sordid and featured sexual contact between adult males and the many teenage boys who were present for the parties.”
While he was 14 to 15, Egan was paid $1,500 per week to attend these parties. Egan says he was threatened by Singer and other organizers who said they “controlled Hollywood and would destroy his hopes and dreams of an acting career if he did not keep them happy.”
The lawsuit says that when he was 17, Egan was flown to Hawaii where Singer “provided him with drugs and booze and assaulted him in a number of non-consensual sexual acts.”
Singer’s attorney says “We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit.”