Bret Tyler Skopek was 18 when he moved form Arizona to Los Angeles to pursue a new life. The year was 2013, and shortly after arriving in the town of tinsel, he attended a Halloween party and met a priest. That priest was Bryan Singer.
If you’re thinking it’s a bit on-the-nose for a famed Hollywood director with a reputation for weilding power and sex over teenage boys to dress up as a Catholic priest, you are not alone.
But that’s just the beginning. In an interview with Deadline, Skopek provides something of a f-ed up highlights reel from his year-long relationship with Singer.
Naturally it centers around an ever-dangling carrot of breaking into film and television acting. Skopek claims Singer fed him a pipe dream of a bit part in a X-Men movie, but the mythical audition never did materialze.
He also says he got a front-row seat to the revolving door of young men in Singer’s orbit.
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“I’ve seen wannabe YouTubers come. I’ve seen actors. I’ve seen singers. I’ve seen people like me that don’t know what they want to do,” Skopek told Deadline. “You come (to LA) with dreams of being whatever. You’re still going to be caught up into this mess.”
Eventually he realized he was caught up in a fantasy. “I just, I wasn’t happy with myself,” said Skopek, who’s now 22, said. “I couldn’t go on anymore.”
Singer, who is currently being sued by another young man who alleges Bryan raped hin on a yacht in 2003, again denied all allegations lobbed against him:
“If Mr. Skopek had a problem with Bryan, he never mentioned it before today,” a spokesperson for Singer told Deadline. “He is someone who has repeatedly asked Bryan for money over the years, and did so as recently as last month,” they added. “He also is the one who asked Bryan for a role in Apocalypse, which Bryan declined to offer to him. The timing of Mr. Skopek coming forward now with these allegations is questionable.”
PR spin aside, Skopek’s story is fairly consistent with previous allegations.
Here he describes the first time he and Singer had sex:
“We’re in the basement, me and the other two kids, we’re kind of chilling. Bryan takes us up, one by one, and gives us all a Molly. He’s splitting it with us. ‘I’ll do half if you do half.’ In the meantime, [an associat of Singer] has another [young man] come over. He’s very dirty. He’s off the streets.”
Then there was the time Skopek was with Singer on the set of the CBS show Battle Creek:
“I was looking over my shoulder while [Singer] was texting another person, ‘Hey, I have little Bret here. I want you to come over and do him.’ ”
And this cheery memory of being around Singer during the Michael Egan case:
“So many times, I’d come over and Bryan would cry himself to sleep, ‘I’m so depressed. I’m spending so much money on lawyers for the Michael Egan case.’ ”
Skopek also shares a particularly horrific story about another disgraced Hollywood player, former APA agent Tyler Grahsam. Grasham expressed interest in representing Skopek in 2016, who had recently completed a novel, and flew him out to LA.
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The two men returned to Grasham’s place, Skopek said, where Skopek locked himself in the bathroom for two hours, feeling violently ill. When the young man emerged from the locked room and passed out on the agent’s bed, he claimed the agent sexually assaulted him, despite Skopek’s efforts to fight him off.
“In the morning [Grasham] asks why there’s blood on the sheets. He said, ‘I guess I fingered you too hard. I’m sorry I was drunk.’ I was bleeding for a week,” Skopek recalled, adding. “It makes me realize these people don’t know what they’re doing sometimes. They are out to enjoy themselves. If they hurt someone in the process, they don’t even remember.”
So he was hoing to get what he wanted and is pissed he never got paid for his services. He and the rest of the hoes are the other half of the problem. John’s can’t buy hookers unless there is a ho on the corner. And we all know tricks can go bad for hoes, so don’t complain when they do.
WOW! a genuine CIS homosexual White (i’m assuming) Male Misogynist. I think it is safe to call you a Male Chauvinist Pig. This comment is a little bit of Awful and I’m surprised there has not been any reply sent back to you. I read this on facebook and started an account at Queerty because I was a little bit taken back by your words. These boys are not HOs as you say. Twinks are not HOs. They are human beings and all humans deserve even a modicum of respect and acknowledgment of a shared humanity. That is decency 101. No one knows the Exact circumstances and context of singers’ relationships and Party Face. Singer is a playa’ he likes young beautiful boys as we all do. Bryan is not a pederast. All of singers conquests are young Men (underline MEN) They are not children. We have all done crazy stuff after partying hard for days. Trolls love their twinks, and these boys know exactly what they are getting into(they sure aren’t Hos tho) It is a unique relationship between older gay men & younger gay men. It is beautiful. It is fine. It is the noblest form of affection. There is nothing unnatural about it. It is intellectual and it repeatedly exists between an elder and a younger man, when the elder has the intellect and the younger man has all the joy, hope, and glamour of life before him. That it should be so, the world does not understand. The world mocks at it. and sometimes puts one in the pillory for it, Sometimes they never let you direct a movie in hollywood again. I will miss bryan’s films. He has a wonderful eye for the aesthetic. Singer shoots beautiful people better than anyone working today. Bryan Loves Beautiful people. I am sad for him, his son and all those close to him that love and respect him. I hope Bryan has a strong support group that will see to it Bryan does not slip into drugs and destroy himself. He is definitely on a downward spiral imo. The mess that is the freddie mercury movie can attest to that.
Or the kid was an 18 year old who saw a fast track to fame through sleeping with a big name director.
Unless you personally know these people, you cannot make this kid some sort of hero when he could just be seeing another door to fame now that the Singer door has closed.
That screename is one of many created by an anti-lgbt troll and they are just on here to gaslight.
Yeah, I’ve got to admit something is really fishy when one of his biggest defenders (Piper35) signs in with a new account.
piper35 Awww look at the poor self loathing misandrist all jealous of whites male that can live their lives without an ounce or concern about who’s jealous of us.
DCguy show me where that username piper35 is linked with alt right trolls of any kind? I have used that username for years and it is personal why I choose to use it. Do not really know what gaslighting is or this website for that matter. Hit like on facebook and followed the link it is as simple as that. Ummm Yeah, I am not jealous of anyone IRL and certainty never jealous of anyone on social media or this entire internet utility. Jealousy is a human emotion and I only reserve that for other humans. I Don’t have anything else to add but your replies were really stupid and this website is weird. O’and I am Gay for what it’s worth.
a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against men.
“the counterpart to a misogynist is a misandrist”
relating to or characteristic of a misandrist.
“the university is teaching misandrist lies”
Had to look this one up. I knew the meaning of the word hand of course , but not it’s mysteries , so to speak. No, I am not one of these people.
* off hand of course
That screename is one of many created by an anti-lgbt troll and they are just on here to gaslight.
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I found one. https://twitter.com/piper35?lang=en Yeah, she looks like a trump supporter and alt right nazi. You were right I better stop using this username.
Yet another attention whore who REPEATEDLY went back to enjoy Bryan’s company and sex, and is now “exposing” him since he’s been replaced by someone new.
You do realize he’s not asking for anything? Just an expose into Singers world.
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‘came forward’. yeah, i guess the prospect of getting a lot of money had nothing to do with it or boosting his career as the proverbially ‘struggling actor’.
There were hardly any details in this article.
Like Gwyneth Paltrow going back to do 4 films with Harvey Weinstein, I have zero sympathy for someone who had a year long relationship with someone. If you felt so bad – if it happened more than once, nothing was keeping you there except for your own greed and ambition. It the people that were assaulted or taken advantage of once that has my sympathy. Not a hanger on who now decides to expose someone
I agree. I believe some of the women in the Weinstein story, like the model who went immediately to police and wore a wire. However, the women who kept going back to work with him and singing his praises are most likely liars.
Same goes with the Bryan Singer allegations. There are credible stories from some people but with others, it’s clear that it was twinks looking to get paid or get a big break in the business
Yeah, I agree. So did Ashley Judd. At least with Angelina Jolie, she made 1 film with Weinstein, realized what a sleaze ball he is and never made another Miramax film again.
And this guy hung around Singer for at least a year? It must have been terrible for him.
I was waiting to get tons of details and got scant. And nothing illegal in this case. It sounds like Singer takes droves of desperate young guys off the streets (I’m assuming most if not all are legal), tells some of them he’ll make them a movie star or he’ll pay for whatever and then enacts his pedo-like fantasies on them. If Singer isn’t an active pedo he’s definitely a manipulative ephebophilic and a general megalomaniac and headcase. But that isn’t some revelation. All of this type of stuff could already be assumed.
So because you dont see my comments often, my opinion is invalid ? lol
“Singer takes droves of desperate young guys off the streets”
I was talking to singer a little on twitter weeks back after he deleted his main Twitter account and came back with a sock puppet account called “nobody” He was going ham on twitter defending himself and trying to drum up support from his colleagues like Ellen Page and Hugh Jackman. They all ignored his phony account and it was very pathetic. This was 6 weeks back around the time Film students at USC were calling on university officials to remove Bryan Singer’s name from the school’s Cinema and Media Studies division. Singer has since deleted this sock puppet account and has no presence on Twitter. I think he is still on Instagram tho
but, I digress; I correctly identified singers love of scruffy trade from some of the shady pictures on singers’ original official twitter feed. Lots of wild stuff deep in the bowels of his feed, I saved a few myself. This article has confirmed Singers love of trash and I also guessed correctly (IMO) while chiding singer for his love of feet. Singer is a foot fetishist. It was obvious from his pictures. Yay for me
“Nothing illegal in this case.”???!?!?
Where do you live that supplying alcohol and drugs to minors (under 21) is legal? How is having sex with someone who has passed out and can’t consent legal? In the US both of these actions are against the law.
As for Singer using his power to seduce young men it isn’t illegal, but is of highly questionable morals. Same with Lauer, Rose, Batali, et. al.
Slutty attention whores… I feel bad for Bryan Singer.
It’s funny how there’s always a bunch of “new” usernames when there’s a “divisive” story. But I also feel bad for Singer, not because of him being exposed (I don’t even think the half of it will get legitimately exposed) but because he’s clearly a man with a ton of issues.
Don I agree that there’s no revelation here. I read the full article. It’s interesting though. I also just finished watching an open secret. It’s on Vimeo. They danced around Singer but didn’t go in for the kill because he’d sue their pants off. They did talk allot about Singers associates because they’re now registered sex offenders of kids.
The saying where there’s smoke there’s fire is so fitting here.
Who wouldn’t want a bunch of sexy twinks throwing themselves at him?
As long as they are of legal age, he is entitled to as much boy p*ssy as he wants.
Every Gay Man Who ever Lived. I don’t know any older gay men who could resist if put into the same world as Singer. These Twinks throw themselves at these rich trolls and these men of means exploit this. Who wouldn’t? It is a familiar story. Everbody here has known at least one these rent boys. I have seen some wonderful long-term relationships that have developed from these affairs, but mostly I have seen the tragedy when they get older and lose their looks I Have known more than a few ex-twinks who wound up dead, On the streets are had to move back home to their parent’s house when they were discarded and replaced. It’s a sad story, but not a unique one.
I know this is hard for you to believe but not every gay man is into young twinks. You sound like your really trying hard to push the NAMBLA narrative.
If Mr. Singer is using his fame to lure barely legal young men, to feed his fetish for them, with promises of fame, then he shouldn’t be surprised when they decide to tell-all for not receiving what was promised.
He is just a messy old queen.
So what did we learn here?
Successful creatives are not white picket fence boyfriend material?
That seems to be the take-a-way.
So what kind of details are you guys looking for that are not in this article?
If you want the details some of you are apparently looking for, go to the dirty bookstore, buy a dirty mag and change the names.
I think the issue that most will have with this story is that this kid realized what a creep Singer is, but continued to stay in contact with him and constantly going over to this house. If he saw what a nasty guy he was, then vowed to never go back that would be more understood. But you don’t continue to go back, then talk publicly about it when it’s currently trendy. Although, I’ve always known Bryan Singer was a sleazy player.
I don’t really understand this article. Outside of the kid trying to push some sort of book…I don’t know how this is news
I see bryan’s (or higher-ups, you know its a tangled web…) publicist/s are working very hard with all these new accounts denouncing the greedy twinks. Look, many of these young guys are willing to swap sex for fame/money and play the victim card when it doesn’t work out. I dont dispute that. However, that doesn’t negate the grooming, bullying, sexual assault, manipulation and blackmail etc that happens by certain members of the gay mafia in Hollywood. Stories like this are not new to the public and Singer has always got away with it before. I hope that this time he doesn’t, but I am cynical.
The inherent homophobia in our society is apparent in the definitions we use, including those we use to describe those who engage in bullying and sexually harassing/assaulting behaviors. Typically, when we have talked about straight Hollywood, we call it the “casting couch,” in gay Hollywood, though, the “gay mafia” is to blame–as it is for everything negative gay people are to blame in society.
In straight Hollywood, harassment/assault is now an issue, but it’s individuals perpetrating it, not a concerted effort by some non-existent, shadowy-sounding throwback to organized crime. Whenever people use the term “gay mafia,” it sends the wrong message about the gay community and reinforces stereotypes about our untrustworthiness, dishonesty, deviousness, avariciousness, and (often) sexual rapaciousness.
No, Gayjim. I used the phrase ‘gay mafia’ because they are connected. There are many men who ‘share’ the same boys and protect each other. That is why I believe nothing has stuck to Singer. There are other, more powerful, gay men who are involved directly, or indirectly with the Singer situation.
I had to call Berlitz to get me a translator just to figure out what was being said in this article. LOL
I have no sympathy.
Im a singersongwriter and ive never fallen into this.
But i HAVE seen people who do and every one of them are trying to use the men just as much.
Its a very dark energy.
You walk into a situation, you try to screw your way into success and when it doesnt work you blame the men, but what do you expect?
Hypothetically if everyone os giving it up to you for parts, you may as well just give it to who deserves it and it wont be a trick.
Landing a keanu reeves situation where a powerful man falls in love with you and just gives you a dream life is one in billion and either way… he was given an opportunity, what he made of it is his creation.
If you want success, train, research, get a good agent, and do it right.
NEVER sleep with someone who has more success than you. Keep sex OUT of your professional life.
What I notice about all of the Bryan Singer trolls, they keep trying to deflect the issue.
This kid isn’t suing, isn’t asking for money, isn’t filing charges. He’s merely pointing out what went on. The fact that you are so frantically trying to avoid that fact and pretend the guy is asking for money shows that his revelations terrify you.
I like lurid details as much as the next guy but we should believe he’s telling the truth…. why, exactly? And your headline might to say “alleged” boy toy. Doesn’t Queerty have lawyers?
I would give this guy a lot more credibility if it were not for the fact he is all over social media flogging his book about his “life” with Singer. A lot of self-promotion there. He might be telling the truth and he might not be. I am seriously suspect of Fisher considering all of the accusations made by different young men concerning his antics over the years.
Desperate and or idiots do desperate and or idiotic things. That photo tells me everything i need to know. I guess they didnt have gas money to drive to san diego for sean cody.
Did anyone catch the “he looked dirty and off the streets” shade when describing other boy toys?!? The hierarchy of ho’s! They were ALL being bought… Correction RENTED! ROFL!
I just came here to blame the victim and pretend my entertainment is worth more than holding sexual predators accountable.
Sexual predator ? What a joke…
I was expecting to get to the big smoking gun story and once again it’s just a bunch of guys who are grasping anywhere for some attempt to get noticed and ….(I have no idea what career is achieved from this crap that is currently trending). I am still waiting to hear or read something that is going to shock me. Bryan maybe a flawed person, maybe a bit pervy (which I know all you child rape obsessed freaks certainly are way pervy, get another obsession). This is not the same as the Weinstein allegations, nothing here sounded like this guy claims Bryan took someone with an established career and threatened to destroy them if they didn’t put out. These LEGAL men are opportunists who need to stop acting as though they dont know what’s going on. He is sounding as though he thought he was to be paid in movie roles and wasn’t. I have been in all of these circles, I came to LA at 18, and I have seen all this stuff over the years. Bryan and I clicked over taste in film, I genuinely found him to be someone I liked to be around. I also am someone who was sexually abused when younger and I have never got that vibe from Bryan. I did from some of the others that would be around (the now notorious mark and chad) not from Bryan. This guy in no way is a victim. He’s an opportunist. and stop acting like all you homos reading this have the most tame of sexual fantasies, and drugs and sex are so shocking and shameful. I mean seriously,
The main thing people should take from this article is the name of the guy “coming forward”, he will do it to the next dude who dumps him too. Sounds like he’s probably a bad lay anyway. Hope he does something about his bloody butt. (there is something wrong with that story)
Ok this “Victim” seems to have a kickstarter proposal to get his book out which (unlike his bloody hole) loosely based on his “claims” I call shenanigans. Sorry that is not the behavior of a sex abuse “victim”. I know many and I am a survivor of sex abuse. Bullcrap!
Yup…another notch in Miss Singer’s bed-post who’s decided to sing. Only a matter of time before more come out and talk about the REAL illegal stuff (i.e. giving drugs/willingly or not to minors). Singer is a predator and scum-bag but has a tight circle of lawyers, like-minded abusers and other Hollywood insiders with their J-cards.
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