Second accuser sues Bryan Singer for assault
A second man has come forward accusing “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer of sexual assault.
The British man, referred to as John Doe #117, is represented by the same lawyer as the first accuser, Michael Egan. John Doe claims he was introduced to Singer at the U.K. premiere party for “Superman Returns” when he was 17 years old. His complaint claims that Singer offered him drugs, and later grabbed him in a sexual manner and asked him to perform sex acts, according to the Daily Beast. After he refused, he says, a “large, muscle-bound man” hit him.
Singer’s lawyer, Marty Singer, maintained that the accusations are false. “After the substance of Mr. Herman’s previous defamatory and fabricated filing in Hawaii was disproved based on unassailable evidence, Mr. Herman’s desperation has led him to fabricate these new anonymous accusations against Mr. Singer, which we will also prove to be completely false,” Marty Singer told the Daily Beast.
The allegations are similar to those made by the first accuser. Egan, who was 17 at the time of the alleged assaults in 1998, was then an aspiring model and actor. He claims he met the director through a Hollywood sex ring run by Marc Collins-Rect0r, a producer and convicted sex offender. He says that Collins-Rector put him on the payroll and required him to have sex with adults.