Well, this is a bit disturbing. X-Men director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy. The incident described in a new lawsuit filed in Hawaii this week by Michael Egan III apparently took place at a house party in California in the late 1990s.
The lawsuit claims Egan was lured into a sex ring with promises of auditions for acting, modeling and commercial jobs. He was paid as an actor for a digital entertainment company, but forced to have sex with adult men at parties notorious within Hollywood’s entertainment industry, the lawsuit said.
The lawsuit says that Bryan Singer attended several of the parties and forced Egan into sex, giving him drugs and threatening Egan when he resisted advances. It does not accuse the director of luring Egan into the ring.
“Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children,” Herman said in a statement Wednesday night.
The lawsuit does not specify a total dollar amount, but says Egan is seeking more than $75,000 on each of four accusations: intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery, assault and invasion of privacy.
Of course Singer’s camp claims that this lawsuit – which was filed nearly two decades after the incident (not that it makes a bit of difference if this is indeed true) – is just a big ploy for publicity given that the new X-Men film is coming out so soon. Not sure either way about this one, but it’s not a very nice situation.
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