In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in a Hawaii federal court, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer was accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy back in 1999.
The plaintiff in the case —Michael Egan, who was named in a press release by his lawyers — claims he was 17 when Singer supplied him with drugs and alcohol and forcibly sodomized him among these other allegations: battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.
It’s no real secret that Singer is fond of the twinky set — whether its getting involved with Sean Cody models or throwing notoriously fleshy Hollywood parties — but the claims in the suit paint a more predatory picture.
It also names Marc Collins-Rector, the former chairman of Digital Entertainment Network, who was convicted of luring minors across state lines for sexual acts in 2004 as being involved with Singer in luring boys to a property in Encino, CA where drugs like Ecstasy, Xanax, Rohypnol, and Vicodin were handed out liberally. And booze. Lots of booze.
Here’s one encounter detailed in the accusation:
Collins-Rector ordered Plaintiff out of the pool, and Defendant Singer hugged Plaintiff and grabbed his bare buttocks. They then went to the jacuzzi where Collins-Rector had Plaintiff sit on his lap and fondled Plaintiff’s genitals. Collins-Rector then passed Plaintiff to Defendant Singer and Plaintiff was made to sit on Defendant Singer’s lap. Defendant Singer provided an alcoholic beverage to Plaintiff and mentioned finding a role for him in an upcoming movie that he was directing. Defendant Singer told Plaintiff how “this group” controls Hollywood, and that he was sexy. Defendant Singer masturbated Plaintiff and then performed oral sex upon him. Defendant Singer solicited Plaintiff to perform oral sex upon him which Plaintiff resisted. Defendant Singer flagrantly disregarded Plaintiff’s unwillingness to submit, and forced Plaintiff’s head underwater to make Plaintiff perform oral sex upon him. When Plaintiff pulled his head out of the water in order to breathe, Defendant Singer demanded that he continue which Plaintiff refused. Defendant Singer then forced Plaintiff to continue performing oral sex upon him outside of the pool, and subsequently forcibly sodomized Plaintiff.
The suit also claims that when Egan was 17, Singer flew him to Hawaii on multiple occasions, and during the first one, forced him to inhale cocaine and engage in oral and anal sex. He also claims to be assaulted on subsequent trips.
Egan is being represented by Jeff Herman, who you may remember from a certain very high profile Elmo suit from 2012.
We’re sure to hear more about this in the coming days – Egan and Herman are scheduled to appear at a press conference in Beverly Hills on Thursday.