As we reported earlier this week, X-Men director Bryan Singer is currently embroiled in a law suit filed by former aspiring actor Michael Egan, claiming the director raped and abused him on multiple occasions when he was still a minor, including at a party at hosted at the Hawaiian estate of Paul Mitchell. To get caught up on the entire awful story, you can read our Cliff Notes here. The allegations are very serious, and at the very least, very disturbing.
The latest development in the law suit includes a statement by Bryan Singer’s lawyer, who claims (of course) that the accuser, Egan, is lying:
“Any person who claims to be a witness to Bryan Singer being in Hawaii with Michael Egan is a bold face liar. My client was never with Mr. Egan in Hawaii during the time period alleged or at any other time. We have documentary evidence that proves Bryan wasn’t there. Documents don’t lie, people lie.”
To be fair, so do lawyers. Because they’re paid to. Regardless, Singer’s lawyer claims to have “over 100 witnesses” who can testify that Bryan Singer (who reportedly has a preference for younger men) was shooting a movie and not, in fact, in Hawaii during the time period the abuse allegedly occurred. I think it’s important to note that this instance of abuse is not the only one mentioned in the law suit; the allegations go far beyond that singular house party and Singer’s lawyer has not touched upon any of those instances in as much detail.
Regardless of what comes out of this harrowing ordeal, Egan’s attorney believes this case could lead the way to other Hollywood sexual abuse scandals coming to light:
“The door is open now,” he said. “If these investigations pan out, I will be filing many more cases for victims alleging they were sexually abused by Hollywood executives.”
I have a feeling we’ve only hit the tip of the iceberg here, folks. More suits and allegations will probably come to light this week, according to Egan’s legal team. Oh, humanity. Sigh.
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