When it comes to publicity sometimes no publicity is better than bad publicity. This is exactly the case for the "X-Men" director Bryan Singer who is now being accused of drugging and raping an underage boy according to Thursday report made by the Wrap. In the lawsuit filed in a federal court in Hawaii, Michael Egan, a former child model and aspiring actor says that he was forcibly sodomized by Singer when he was 17 years-old in the late 1990s.
Egan's lawsuit claims that Singer used his power, wealth, and position in the entertainment industry to sexually abuse and exploit the underage teen with the use of drugs, alcohol, and threats to himself and his family to rape him. He was only one in a group of men from the entertainment industry that maintained and exploited underage boys in a weird sex ring.
The lawsuit claims that Egan was lured to a sex ring at the M & C Estates in Encino, Cal. by the promise of advancing his career. The lawsuit also alleges that Marc Collins- Rector, the former Digital Entertainment Network chairman who was recently convicted of transporting five underage teen boys across state lines for sexual purposes, was the one to initiate the sexual abuse and arranged for Egan's assault by Bryan Singer. Singer is also being accused of drugging Michael Egan while Colin-Rector is alleged to have raped the teen at gunpoint.
This isn't the first claim to sexual deviance against Byan Singer. In 1997 he was accused of forcing a 14 year-old and two other boys to strip naked for a shower scene in his film "Apt Pupil." It was claimed that the boys were filmed for sexual gratification purposes as the scene didn't show up in the film. The lawsuit was dropped, however, because there wasn't enough evidence to support the claims.
Bryan Singer's attorney claims that the allegations being made toward him are completely without merit and that they will be fighting against them. Singer and his attorney believe that these allegations are being made in an attempt to gain publicity and recognition weeks before Singer's newest movie "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is set to release to the theaters.