The director Bryan Singer has been accused of performing various acts on a child.
31 year old Michael Egan claims Singer used his power in the entertainment industry to exploit him and is suing the director, for $300,000 for the ‘catastrophic psychological and emotional injuries’ he says he suffered.
His attorney, Jeff Herman, who plans on filing more abuse cases against film industry execs soon said:
‘Hollywood has a problem with the exploitation of children. This is the first of many cases I will be filing to give these victims a voice and to expose the issue,’ Mr Herman said in a press release.
In the suit, Egan claims the abuse started when he first moved to Los Angeles when he was 14 or 15.
It was in then that he was introduced to some homosexual Hollywood “powerplayers”, Marc Collins-Rector and his lover Chad Shackley. Egan was invited to one of Collins-Rector’s ‘notorious’ parties held at his home, called the M&C Estate in Encino, California.
The suit claims that the parties were well-known in Hollywood and attended by investors in Collin-Rector’s company who lured young boys as part of a ‘sordid sex ring’. Collins-Rector eventually faced justice himself, admitting in court in 2004 that he lured five minors across state lines for sexual purposes.
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While these parties allegedly ‘featured sexual contact between adult males and the many teenage boys’, Egan maintains he ‘never freely’ consented to the advances.
It was two or three months after Collins-Rector began allegedly abusing Egan that he was introduced to Singer at one of the parties.
Egan was in the pool when Collins-Rector approached him and ordered him out to hug Singer.
As per the rules of the house pool, Egan was nude, so when he hugged Singer the director allegedly ‘grabbed his bare buttocks’.
Egan then went to a jacuzzi where he was told to sit on Collins-Rector’s lap before being passed off to Singer.
After being passed off to Singer, Egan claims Singer brought him some alcohol, and then promised him a part in one of the upcoming movies he was directing.
Singer told Egan about the people at the party, saying ‘this group’ controls Hollywood.
According to the lawsuit, Singer told Egan he was ‘sexy’ and then started to masturbate the underage boy and perform oral sex on him. The director then told Egan to do the same to him, but the then-minor says he resisted.
The rejection angered Singer so he pushed the boy’s head under water. When he finally let the minor up for air, Singer again demanded he perform oral sex on him, and when he refused for the second time, Singer took him out of the pool and forcibly sodomized him.
Marty Singer, a lawyer for the director, said ‘it is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity,’ ahead of the film’s release.
‘The claims made against Bryan Singer are completely without merit. We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit.’
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