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Bryan Singer, the man who’s directorial resume includes films such as The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Superman Returns, the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past has been accused of sexually abusing a 17-year old boy in 1999.

According to a lawsuit filed in Hawaii federal court, there was more than a single incident between the two as the accusor makes mention of being given a wide share of drugs, participated in “Hollywood” parties and more heinous events involving young boys.

The plaintiff, Michael Egan, claims he was 17 when Singer forcibly sodomized him, among other allegations. Egan’s lawyers, led by Jeff Herman, allege that Singer provided him with drugs and alcohol and flew him to Hawaii on more than one occasion in 1999. His suit claims battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy by unreasonable intrusion, and it seeks unspecified damages.

The suit also alleges the involvement of Marc Collins-Rector, the former chairman of Digital Entertainment News, insinuating that he initiated the sexual abuse of Egan (and others) at Singer’s home in Encino, Calif. In 2004 he pled guilty to luring minors across state lines for sexual acts and had to register as a sex offender.

There’s also in vivid detail an account of one of the incidents in the lawsuit.

Collins-Rector ordered Plaintiff out of the pool, and Defendant Singer hugged Plaintiff and grabbed his bare buttocks. They then went to the jacuzzi where Collins-Rector had Plaintiff sit on his lap and fondled Plaintiff’s genitals. Collins-Rector then passed Plaintiff to Defendant Singer and Plaintiff was made to sit on Defendant Singer’s lap. Defendant Singer provided an alcoholic beverage to Plaintiff and mentioned finding a role for him in an upcoming movie that he was directing. Defendant Singer told Plaintiff how “this group” controls Hollywood, and that he was sexy. Defendant Singer masturbated Plaintiff and then performed oral sex upon him. Defendant Singer solicited Plaintiff to perform oral sex upon him which Plaintiff resisted. Defendant Singer flagrantly disregarded Plaintiff’s unwillingness to submit, and forced Plaintiff’s head underwater to make Plaintiff perform oral sex upon him. When Plaintiff pulled his head out of the water in order to breathe, Defendant Singer demanded that he continue which Plaintiff refused. Defendant Singer then forced Plaintiff to continue performing oral sex upon him outside of the pool, and subsequently forcibly sodomized Plaintiff.

Egan is represented by Jeff Herman, the Boca Raton, Fla. lawyer who also represented the plaintiffs who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of sexual abuse. That accusation led to Clash losing his job on Sesame Street and Herman vows that this is the first of many lawsuits he will bring against people in the industry he alleges have been sexually abusing minors.

[Variety]

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