Filmmaker Sexually Assaulted a Former Child Model
A lawyer for “X-Men” director Bryan Singer dismissed as “fabricated” and absurd claims Thursday that the filmmaker sexually assaulted a former child model and aspiring teenage actor.
The lawyer also pledged to counter-sue the 31-year-old alleged victim, who gave details of his allegations dating from 15 years ago at a Beverly Hills press conference.
Flanked by his own attorney, Michael Egan III said the blockbuster director forced him to have sex at parties in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s, when he was 17 years old.
“You were like a piece of meat to these people, they would pass you around between them” at the parties, said Egan, calling his attackers “evil.”
But Singer´s lawyer dismissed the “completely fabricated” claims, adding: “We look forward to our bringing a claim for malicious prosecution against Mr Egan and his attorney after we prevail.”
The lawsuit is “an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan´s new movie is about to open in a few weeks,” said attorney Marty Singer, who is not related to the director.