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New Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Bryan Singer
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.04.2014

Another lawsuit has been filed against Bryan Singer charging him with sex abuse of a minor. The Daily Beast reports that Singer and Gary Goddard (Masters of the Universe) have been sued on accusations that they abused an anonymous British teenager. The lawsuit was filed by Jeff Herman, who is representing Michael Egan. Egan has filed suit against several Hollywood executives including Singer, claiming that he was abused on two occasions in Hawaii.

The new lawsuit will be officially announced at 2 PM PT in Beverly Hills by Herman. It claims that Goddard contacted the teenager when he was fourteen, offering to help him in Hollywood. The teen claims that nude webcam sessions followed with Goddard and that became personal when the teen was fifteen or sixteen. It adds that after an afterparty for a Superman film premiere (assumedly Superman Returns in 2006, which Singer directed), Singer and Goddard sexually assaulted him and when he resisted Goddard brought a "large, musclebound man" who smacked him around.

The suit claims that Singer called the teen the next morning to apologize and that the teenager has only recently become away of the "psychological and emotional injuries, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life" that resulted.

Singer's lawyer told the Daily Beast that the allegations are "totally untrue," adding, "After the substance of Mr. Herman's previous defamatory and fabricated filing in Hawaii was disproved based on unassailable evidence, Mr. Herman's desperation has led him to fabricate these new anonymous accusations against Mr. Singer, which we will also prove to be completely false. It is time for the media and public to focus their attention on Mr. Herman's nefarious motives and tactics, which seem to be driven solely by his need to shake down an innocent man like Bryan Singer. We intend to seek sanctions against Mr. Herman for his reckless, unethical behavior."

Goddard has also denied the claims, saying in a statement, "It is a sad indictment on society that when once spurious claims making false, serious and highly damaging allegations have been made especially where compensation is sought that other similar claims may follow. The allegations made against Mr Goddard are vehemently denied and will be vigorously defended at any trial of these matters and Mr Goddard is entirely confident that he will be fully vindicated."

Singer reportedly has evidence including credit card receipts, cell phone bills, movie production schedules and over a hundred witnesses that will demonstrate he was elsewhere at the time that Michael Egan was abused. He has backed out of promotion for X-Men: Days of Future Past, stating that he did not want the scandal to distract from the film.


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