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'X-Men' director,Bryan Singer, plans to counter sue Michael Egan

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Director Bryan Singer speaks at the 20th Century Fox 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California.
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Director Bryan Singer speaks at the 20th Century Fox 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California.
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It has barely been more than 24 hours since it was revealed that “X-Men” director, Bryan Singer, was being sued for sexually abusing an underage teenage boy. While this story has sent shockwaves through the millions of fans of the series around the world, it took another twist today. A Thursday story by Just Jared reveals that Bryan Singer has announced plans to counter sue the boy and his family.

The story reveals that Bryan Singer held a press conference where he vehemently denied that accusations that he sexually assaulted Michael Egan when he was underage. Additionally, he announced that once he has proven his innocence he will counter sue the Egan and his family. Unfortunately, there have been numerous instances where Hollywood elites have abused their positions for their own sexual benefits. While the facts surround this case are still developing, a few key facts are clear.

A Wednesday story by Just Jared revealed that Michael Egan accused Singer of forcing him to engage in oral sex. It is not clear what the family is seeking with the lawsuit. However, Bryan Singer argued that the lawsuit is an financial and attention grab by the family’s attorney and the family. If this case follows the examples set by previous sexual assault cases involving Hollywood A-Listers it is likely that this case will end in a quick settlement.

The news that “X-Men” director, Bryan Singer, was accused of sexually assaulting an underage boy has sent shockwaves through the internet community. Many fans of the hit franchise have expressed horror at the allegations. While it is unclear what exactly happened between Bryan Singer and Michael Egan, it seems clear that more details of the event will emerge as the trial continues.

Have these allegations altered your view of the franchise? Are you still willing to go see this film, or would you rather wait until more information about this case is revealed?