UPDATED: Bryan Singer's Accuser Says LAPD Knew About Sex Abuse Claims in 1999
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.17.2014
Singer is countersuing...
UPDATE:Variety reports that Bryan Singer's attorney said that the director will be filing a countersuit against Michael Egan in regard to his lawsuit claiming that Singer sexually abused him at seventeen. The lawyer said they will "a claim for malicious prosecution against Mr. Egan and his attorney after we prevail...The claims made today about Bryan Singer are completely fabricated."
Singer's lawyer added, "It is obvious that plaintiff's attorney is not looking to litigate the case on the merits. This matter is nothing more than the attorney seeking to get his 15 minutes of fame by sending out a press release with his ‘media consultant' yesterday following up with a press conference today. Attorneys who try cases don't hold press conferences."
ORIGINAL: The man who has sued Bryan Singer for alleged sexual abuse says that the Los Angeles Police Department was aware of their claims back in 1999, but that no action was taken. Variety reports that Michael Egan held a press conference today with his lawyer and said that his mother was made aware of the abuse in 1999 and they went to both the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department, but no action was taken.
Egan said during the conference that he and other minors were assaulted by Singer and others at Hollywood parties that took place at an Encino, California estate and that he was interviewed by the authorities, but nothing was done. He has sued Singer and Marc Collins-Rector, the latter of whom was convicted of sex charges in 2004 in a different case. He added said that he did sue two men from the parties back in 2000, but did not sue Singer. Jeff Herman, who is Egan's lawyer, said that he didn't know why that was the case.
Egan said that he was fed alcohol and forced to take cocaine at the parties, after which he was assaulted several times. He even claimed that Collins-Rector put a gun in his mouth and threatened him at one point and that there was a "no swimsuit" rule in the estate's pool during the party.
Herman said he will be filing more lawsuits by April 24th, which is when the statute of limitations is up. He added that "Hollywood moguls have been using their positions of authority to exploit children sexually."
Singer's lawyer has called the lawsuit "absurd and defamatory" and "completely without merit." Fox, who is distributing Days of Future Past, issued a statement which read, "These are serious allegations, and they will be resolved in the appropriate forum. This is a personal matter, which Bryan Singer and his representatives are addressing separately."