A lawsuit filed in Hawaii yesterday alleges that X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer repeatedly drugged, raped, threatened and forcibly sodomized an underage boy. The plaintiff in the case, Michael Egan, says he was a 17-year-old aspiring model when he met Singer through Digital Entertainment Network founder Marc Collins-Rector. It’s since been revealed that Collins-Rector is a convicted sex offender who pled guilty to luring minors across state lines for sex in 2004. Soon after, Egan was put on the DEN payroll as an actor, but found he was required to have sex with adults — including Singer — at Collins-Rector’s home. Egan claims he was drugged, forced to consume alcohol and then sexually assaulted multiple times during parties.
According to Egan’s lawyers, the suit was filed in Hawaii and not in Nevada where Egan lives, or California where Singer lives, because most of the events took place at the Paul Mitchell estate in Kailua. Egan says he was promised acting roles in movies in exchange for sex, but the movies were never made. “We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit,” said attorney Martin Singer. “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.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23, 2014. ~Tarah Bleier