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In 1987 the British tabloid The Sun ran a front-page story claiming Elton John had been consorting with rent boys at a gay sex and drugs party in London.
Within hours of publication his people pointed out this was impossible as he was playing a concert in New York on the date cited.
Elton got a £1 million in damages.
If that were the case those “Sources” would most likely have already provided proof.
I’m sorry but I have to guess that any lawyer would have asked if his client could prove he was in Hawaii during the time.
@Cam: Where were you five years ago, on the 3rd Sunday in the month of August? You were molesting a puppy! Come on, it takes time to present this type of defense. My brother used my name in a traffic stop and it took me a year to prove it wasn’t me (time card, that took months to get). The only evidence against me was my brother signing my name as he bailed himself out.It still cost me $700 in legal and court cost. Don’t rush to judgement. One can do that without victim bashing.
Entertainment Weekly has a similar article. Part of it reads:
“A lawyer for X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer says the director has credit card receipts, telephone records, and production schedules from the first movie in the comic book series that show he wasn’t in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands.
Singer’s lawyer, Marty Singer, told The Associated Press on Friday that the director was in Toronto working on his first major studio film from August through October 1999.”
I’d assume they have already started handing over the evidence. There is a lot of bureaucratic steps they need to take when entering evidence for cases like this. Time will tell I guess.
Trips to Hawaii are different from a tragic stop. Airline tickets, booking, hotel, restaurant receipts, time stamped photos, e-mail with the date on it etc…
Any of that is easily able to be checked. I have my doubts that a lawyer would go after somebody with the resources of Singer without having any proof that the kid was actually in Hawaii. Lawyers don’t like to waste their time.
There are holes in the story though. Egan has already sued Marc Collins-Rector for this alleged abuse in 2000 – but he didn’t name Bryan Singer at the time – (Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bryan-singer-accuser-filed-sex-697456)
That’s really fishy.
If Singer was there and an active rapist of Egan’s, why wasn’t he named in the original 2000 lawsuit? Which was a really big deal at the time. So now Egan suddenly remembers a second rapist 15 years later?
These parasites only care about money.
@Cam: Read it again. The statement is that Singer was not in Hawaii at the time – not that the kid was not in Hawaii.
The rich and powerful (RE: Woody the Pedophile) can get away with pedophilia and yet they’re cheered.
@Cam: The same victim sued other men years ago for the same crime and didn’t mention the director. Lawyers bring bad lawsuits are the time. The fact that a lawyer brought this case means nothing. I don’t know what happened and neither do you. Just wait and see how it plays out before labeling a guy a kid F×cker
@Charlie in Charge: said..
“@Cam: Read it again. The statement is that Singer was not in Hawaii at the time – not that the kid was not in Hawaii.
A lawyer filing a case like this with no proof is subject to disbarment. In a normal situation no lawyer would file a case against somebody with Singer’s resources without at least some solid proof that something could have happens. Most lawyers are not stupid enough to get themselves disbarred by filing a case and making a public announcement without something to go on.
It may not be solid proof but it has to be something. Filing with nothing will open up a whole world of hurt on that lawyer.
This lawyer is one with a history of filing cases that never make it to court but result in pay offs. He probably suspected the same would happen here. But it looks like Singer is fighting.
@Zodinsbrother: Yes but if they are resulting in payoffs then the ones doing the payout must be guilty.If one is a person of means, and can afford a large payout, then why not use that money to fight??
@Cam: Lawyers like this go in hoping to get a nice settlement. They don’t ever expect to go to court. So they’re really not overly concerned with the truth.
Where there’s smoke…
Corey Feldman has bought up the Hollywood pedophile rings before and there’s enough stories out there that there’s probably some truth to it.
Egan( and a group who sued) did win a judgment back in 2000, I believe for 2 million dollars, against registered sex offender Marc Collins-Rector who was one of the hosts of these sex parties. Apparently he skipped town so the judgment was never collected. Singer was supposedly a frequent guest at these parties which is when the alleged rape first occurred.
Egan also said that his mother filed charges with the police and the FBI but it went nowhere. I did read an article where the FBI responded: “Our office investigated allegations and successfully prosecuted a man in or around 2000. I’m limited in commenting on any litigation, and the FBI does not comment on information provided to agents about alleged crimes, unless the claims become a matter of public record; however, the suggestion that the FBI ignored evidence involving the sexual victimization of a child is ludicrous,”
All this suggests that Egan and his lawyer isn’t just blowing smoke. Something happened to him when he was around 14 or 15 to about 17, that was taken seriously by the FBI then.
The problem for Egan is that he went past the statute of limitation date for California but Hawaii extended their dates for sexual assault cases. So Egan’s entire case rests on the Hawaii incidents where he gives two very specific dates and if Singer can prove he wasn’t there then who knows, maybe this does go away.
But I don’t think this story is over yet especially as Egan’s lawyer promises to name more Hollywood names on Monday that he’s adding to this lawsuit. I have a feeling some of those party attendees are now quaking in fear as they contact their lawyers.
Additional info on that 2000 lawsuit from Buzzfeed. One of the other plaintiffs in that case was Alexander Burton who played PYro in the first X Men movie. (There was a story out in 2005 that he got the part after a hot tub session with Singer)
@Billy Budd: Egan or Singer?
@xzall: Thanks for clearing that up. So he’s basically limited now to Hawaii which helps Singer I’m sure.
I was around during that time and I went to a few parties given by Marc Collins-Rector too. It was a house filled with teenagers and a bunch of Hollywood CEO’s and wealthy executives. I was always left with a sick feeling in my stomach. It was truly a Hollywood Pedophile ring.
I really do hope that they name other people too.
@Stache99: Egan=Leech. Singer=Victim.
If you hire a prostitute, you have the right not to be bothered by him by the rest of your life.
FOR the rest of your life
@Cam: “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you must render a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, because, trust us, we wouldn’t have brought a suit unless we really thought there was something going on.”
@Billy Budd: Marc Collins-Rector was a Pedophile. The fact that Singer liked to hang out with him surprises me not one bit ie no victim.
I too have wondered why the kid didn’t include Singer in the first lawsuit, why wait until now. Granted sometimes things are suppressed but he seemed to remember enough during the first trial to win, why didn’t he remember this? Sounds fishy to me. Also Stache99, I agree with you, Singer hangs with Collins-Rector he’s probably in the same boat.
My question to all is this, how the hell does a 14-15 year old get invited to a party like they had? A 17 year old knows better and knows when he gets there what’s happening and if he doesn’t leave, then he is gamed for what goes on. You go to a party and there all men there, guess what kind of party it is, and if you’re straight, you don’t leave?
@macmantoo: According to the complaint, Egan was a classmate of Scott Shackley and he often visited him at his home at the M&C estate. Scott Shackley is the younger brother of Chad Schackley who was business partners with Marc Collins-Rector for DEN and owned the party house. That’s how a 14-15 year old came in contact with them and he was put on their payroll.
Here’s part of his complaint: “In an attempt to manipulate his compliance with the sexual demands of those adults who frequented the M & C Estate, Plaintiff was placed on DEN’s payroll as an actor in Royal Standard, an online television show broadcast on DEN’s network, and was paid approximately $1,500.00 per week. Plaintiff additionally was paid approximately $600.00 per week from different accounts without any designation of job duties, title, or position. Upon information and belief, salaries of this nature were paid to many of the teenage males lured to the M & C Estate to have sex with the adults who resided there or visited there for recreational and business purposes. Plaintiff was provided the opportunity to audition for other acting, commercial, and modeling jobs. Plaintiff was promised stock in DEN, was provided with extravagant gifts, and was transported on private jets to attractive locations. “
@Cam: “Lawyers don’t like to waste their time.”
Wow, you think highly of lawyers. Lawyers make a living by selling time, so of course they waste it. That way, they can charge more. I should know, I’m one myself. I’ve seen so much over-reaching of clients that I left the profession and went corporate.
Bryan Singer was in Neverland at the time of the alleged incident. Just remember one thing, Mr.Egan, prostitutes are paid, not necessarily for the sex, but for the discretion. You are not paid to stay with the person, you are paid to leave and keep quiet about it.
I think it’s ridiculous for this guy to show up 15 years later and make these claims. Considering that most twinks would suck off every guy in hollywood just to get invited to one of these parties I find it difficult to believe that this guy was unwilling. With a pool full of guys ready to do anything in hopes of getting a small part or a job as a houseboy/fluffer or just to get invited to the next party anybody who played hard to get would be escorted out the door in a hurry. If Egan was there he could have left at any time if he was uncomfortable and I don’t buy that he only went to Hawaii because he was afraid what would happen if he said no. Nothing would have hapenned except a call would go to the next guy on the list. I also don’t think straight guys take it up the ass.
he was in another country blowing 14 year olds.
@Stache99: why don’t you name them, you were there, you could be liable.
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