Bryan Singer Says He Wasn't in Hawaii When Alleged Sexual Abuse Took Place
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.18.2014
He was making X-Men...
The story involving a lawsuit against Bryan Singer for sexual abuse of a seventeen year-old buy isn't even seventy-two hours old and already it's getting a lot of twists and turns. As you may recall, Singer was named along with Marc Collins-Rector in a lawsuit by Michael Egan, who says he was sexually abused by the two of them as well as others during two trips to Hawaii in 1999.
Now, TMZ reports that Singer has proof that he wasn't in Hawaii during the times when the alleged abuse took place. Egan claims that Singer raped him during the two trips, which took place in August and October of 1999. According to people close to Singer, he has credit card bills and other documents proving that he was in Toronto during the times in question.
Singer was in Toronto at the time working on the first X-Men film. That film began principal photography on September 22nd and ran through March 3rd, though pre-production began much earlier and Singer was reportedly present for that as well.
Singer has stated his intent to file a counter-claim and has called the lawsuit "absurd and defamatory" and "completely without merit."