X-Men Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing Teen Boy
With just a little over a month until the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the film's director, Bryan Singer, has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.
According to CNN, nearly 15 years ago, the now 48-year-old allegedly offered aspiring actor Michael Egan III, now 31, a role in a future X-Men movie if he gave in to his sexual demands; if not, he planned to destroy the then 17-year-old's career.
In the official complaint, issued this week, it reads that Bryan "manipulated his power, wealth and position in the entertainment industry to sexually abuse and exploit the underage Plaintiff through the use of drugs, alcohol, threats and inducements which resulted in Plaintiff suffering catastrophic psychological and emotional injuries."
However, representatives for the director say the claims are "completely without merit. We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit. It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan' s new movie is about to open in a few weeks." Stay tuned for further details.
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