FBI Claiming Man Accusing Bryan Singer of Sexual Assault Did Not Tell FBI About Singer in Earlier Investigation
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.19.2014
From a previous incident in 1998...
TMZ is now reporting that the FBI did indeed investigate the claims of sexual assault made by the man who is now accusing director Bryan Singer of molesting him in 1998. However, the man in question, Michael Egan, never mentioned Singer according to multiple sources close to the investigation.
Egan and his lawyer said a news conference that Singer sexually abused him at a pool party in Encino, California when Egan was only 15 years old. Egan is also making the claim that three other men sexually assaulted him at the party. Egan sued the three men in 2000, but Singer was never named or mentioned at the time. Egan said he and his mother complained to the FBI in 2000, but the investigation went nowhere.
According to the report, sources close the investigation are now saying that the FBI fully investigated Egan's claims and the agency's investigation was said to be instrumental in the criminal charges of sexual assault of one of the three men, Marc Collins-Rector. However, the sources are saying that Egan never mentioned Singer, and his name did not come up during the probe.
Per an FBI spokesperson, "The FBI takes seriously allegations involving the sexual abuse of minors. The suggestion the FBI ignored evidence concerning the sexual victimization of a minor is completely without merit."