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X-Men Director Bryan Singer Claims To Have Proof That Will Clear Him Of Abuse In Law Suit

Bryan Singer attending the Vanity Fair Oscar party March 2014

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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  • carrie thompson

    My understanding of this is that Hawaii recently changed their statute of limitations, which is why Egan’s lawsuit is focused on the two Hawaii incidents and why Singer’s defense is focusing on exonerating him for the two Hawaii trips.

    I think it’s possible for both things to be true- Egan may have been sexually abused by Singer and others at Hollywood parties, and Bryan Singer may not have been on those two Hawaii trips (which means that either Egan is mistaken about the details, or he is lying about the Hawaii trips since Hawaiian law has opened a window for him to file suit). The legal case will live or die on the Hawaii incidents, since the statute of limitations for sexual abuse in California has passed.

  • MellyG

    I’m not taking sides, as i honestly don’t have enough information. And the amount of allegations seems suspicious, at least.

    But i urge you to do your research when you say “lawyers are paid to lie” – are there crappy lawyers out there? Sure, just like every profession. But please don’t generalize.

    • JayJay

      In this case this lawyer seems to be good at the lying. If he was at all in the court for truth, he wouldn’t have accused the “victim” of trying to gain publicity due to an X-Men film about to come out. That was douchy lawyer behavior that a liar lawyer would display.

    • FemelleChevalier

      Lawyers aren’t paid to lie, but are paid to find every possible loopholes so that it won’t “technically” be a lie. It’s not so much as a generalization but a really, really simplified but accurate reality.