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Bryan Singer Accuser Claimed To Have Never Been To Scene Of Alleged Assaults In Previous Lawsuit


Recently unearthed court documents from a lawsuit filed in 2003 show that Michael Egan, who has filed a high-profile sexual assault lawsuit against out X-Men director Bryan Singer, stated under oath that he’d never traveled to Hawaii, where he alleges the assault took place.

Buzzfeed exclusively obtained a portion of this deposition, which was a part of settlement proceedings for a similar case against entrepreneurs Marc Collins-Rector, Chad Shackley and Brock Pierce.

Those men threw the same types of parties in their Encino, CA mansion that are now getting Singer and company in hot water:

Asked during the deposition whether he had taken any trips outside the continental United States, Egan replied, “Never had any trips outside the continental U.S., no.” Egan then responds to a question specifically clarifying that he had never traveled to Hawaii.

During the deposition, Egan explained that he’d never traveled outside of the continental U.S. because his mother wouldn’t approve the trip, but Egan’s attorney Jeff Herman affirms to Buzzfeed that he did clarify the Hawaii trips with Egan prior to the filing of the most recent lawsuit and spoke with his mother, who confirmed trips to Hawaii with either Collins-Rector or Shackley:

“I’m not sure how he interpreted the continental United States. I’m not sure what he’s talking about specifically here.”

The trips to Hawaii are a crucial detail to the legality of the entire case. Egan maintains that he was sexually assaulted in both California and Hawaii, but he and his attorney decided to file in Hawaii because of an increased statute of limitations for older cases as the alleged assaults took place fifteen years ago.

Egan’s original complaint was filed on April 16th, 2014, just eight days before the extended deadline of April 24th. If there is no confirmed trip to Hawaii, there legally may be no case.

At this time, there is no comment from Bryan Singer or his attorney.

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  • hyhybt

    The question, then, is why he would claim this happened in a place he’d never been to. Regardless, when combined with the accused’s being in Canada at the time, it doesn’t exactly sound credible.

  • Merv

    The case should be dismissed, and his lawyer disbarred.

  • bobbyjoe

    Is there a statute of limitations on perjury?

  • Billy Budd

    Singer is a victim. This is my mantra.

  • Stache99

    Continental would of coarse be key but maybe he just misunderstood. Could also be some kind of past settlement agreement. Like don’t ever talk about traveling to Hawaii.

    All this just seems so obvious. Like he had to of known that this would come back and bite him.

  • Stache99

    @Billy Budd: No broken record is your mantra.

  • jar

    This raises the question, why was he questioned about going to Hawaii in an earlier deposition? What was the relevance to that action?

  • xzall

    @jar: In the Deposition Egan is discussing another boy in the lawsuit ( against Shackley, Collins=Rector and Pearce) and how he was taken on several trips. What follows is a series of questions about those trip.

    Q: “Did you ever take any trips with them?
    A: “Yes. Several Trips
    Q: “Anything outside the Continental U.S.?
    A: “Never had any trips outside the continental U.S., no.”
    Q: “Do you know if ___ did?
    A: “Yes, I know he did.
    Q: Where do you know that he went?
    A: From What I recollect, he went to Hawaii, went to…

    (It’s pretty clear from that response that M. Egan is well aware of the meaning of continental US and he’s the first one to bring up Hawaii but in connection with the other person suing Collins-Rector & company)

    Then later the questioner says to include the continental US and Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean for the next questions. They specifically asks him why ___ went on those trips and he didn’t.

    He responds firstly by saying he needed permission and approval from his mom for even the smaller trips like to the Lake and to Las Vegas but she refused permission for longer ones.

    He then states: “Any trip that I ever asked to go anywhere within any far amount of distance to Mexico, any of those my mom would say no and pretty much lock the door and not let me go.”

    The deposition was taken November 2003 and directly contradicts the lawyer statement that Egan said he went to Hawaii with Shackley and Collins Rector.

    TMZ also posted an early 2000’s deposition from a Michael E a few weeks back and the complaint from Egan referred to a sexual assault from Shackley that happened on a trip to Las Vegas.

  • Billy Budd

    Victim, I say. Blackmailed and defamed.

  • Merv

    Where is the guy from the other threads who kept on assuring us that we didn’t really even need a trial because no lawyer would risk bringing a lawsuit such as this one unless the case was airtight? Christ, this blatant shakedown attempt is crashing and burning right out of the gate.

  • Stache99

    @Merv: Didn’t mean nothing happened. I mean were still talking about known pedophiles being with underage boys after all.

  • Stache99

    He and some other boys successfully sued one of Singers pals (Mark Rector Collins). Was just never able to collect anything. I believe part of the abuse was in Hawaii.

    The rest of the guys (Singers brat pack) on the suit are well known for their lust of the underage.

  • xzall

    @Stache99: Michael Egan pretty clearly states in his legal deposition that he never went on long trips outside the continental US, including Hawaii, because his mother didn’t allow it.

    He swore this under oath and would be facing charges of perjury if he said he lied at the time. This would seem to sink his lawsuit which was only made possible because Hawaii extended their statute of limitations.

    The Egan story against Singer doesn’t really make sense since the age of consent in Hawaii is 16 and Singer could have legally had sex with someone of that age there if he really wanted that. He didn’t need to have a 17 year old boy flown out from California(an illegal act) to do so.

  • Stache99

    @xzall: I agree that he’s been caught in a lie. His mother too. If CA didn’t have the statute of limitations this would’ve centered around where it all started.

    Doesn’t make Singer automatically innocent though. This was between 15 and 17 years of age and I’m 100% sure they played.

    However, it looks like Singer lucked out just like his buddy Collins. Hopefully, they’ll think twice before they go looking for underage boys.

  • PeterPiperBoy

    @Stache99: Not necessarily Stache99! You don’t know that Singer actually went looking for underage boys–PERIOD!!!

  • nevereclipsed81

    I hate to feel like I’m dismissing victims, but this doesn’t add up to me, I don’t think he was molested. I think it’s terrible what he’s done to this brilliant director. If he is lying he’s hurting other molestation victims as well as Singer.

  • Blackceo

    Yeah I feel like the accuser’s story has too many holes in it and from a legal standpoint a good lawyer will tear this apart in court. So hopefully Singer isn’t a pedophile, but he still remains creepy in my eyes. Those twink parties alone are sketchy.

  • Billy Budd

    Popes Benedict IX (1032-1048) AND Alexander VI (1492–1503) routinely organized orgies. Nobody seems to care about what they did. Why should people complain about Singer’s parties?

  • GeriHew

    Nothing on Queerty yet about Bryan Singer coming out as bisexual in an interview with OUT Magazine I see.

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