‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer drama continues
News broke late last week that “X-Men” and “The Usual Suspects” director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested him in the 1990s when he was a teenager.
The lawyer of 30-year-old Michael Egan said he’s filing three more lawsuits today alleging that three other Hollywood insiders participated in the sexual abuse of Egan, reports perezhilton.com.
However, Singer says he wasn’t even in the U.S. at the time his accuser says the incidents took place. Sources say the director plans to counter-sue.
Egan says Singer gave him alcohol when he was 15 and offered him a movie role. The claim then says Singer, who is openly gay, performed a sex act on the boy and allegedly forced him to do the same.
Singer’s team called the lawsuit “absurd,” but the director has cancelled press appearances for his upcoming movie, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Former Disney actor Matthew Smith is speaking out in support of Singer, saying the two were very close when he was a teenager and never laid a hand on him.
Pretty heavy stuff.