Bryan Singer has been named in a lawsuit claiming he drugged and raped a 17-year-old male back in the late 1990s. But the X-Men: Days of Future Past director’s lawyers claim Singer wasn’t in the Aloha State at the time of an alleged assault, and has receipts to prove it.
Michael Egan, now 31, filed suit Thursday, detailing parties in both Hawaii and Los Angeles where Singer allegedly promised a Hollywood career and plied him with cocaine, before forcing himself on the aspiring actor.
But a rep for the filmmaker, says he was shooting the first X-Men movie from August to October 1999, when Egan alleges some of the incidents took place. “This was Bryan’s first studio film—clearly, he’s not going to take a break in the middle of this movie while you’re shooting and prepping it to go to Hawaii,” says Marty Singer (no relation). He added that filming records and credit-card receipts will confirm Bryan Singer’s whereabouts.
Another wrinkle is that fact that Egan is working with documentarian Amy Berg on a film about Hollywood powerbrokers preying on minors. Berg is best known for Deliver Us From Evil, an exploration of sex-abuse cases against the Catholic Church in the 1970s and ’80s.
A source explained to Perez Hilton:
I got a message from Disarming Films, a documentary film company working out of Los Angeles. They said they are making a documentary about a bunch of children molested by somebody in the film industry. I never contacted them back. They wanted videos and pictures of Michael [Egan] and a few others he knew. The film company said they were working on numerous children, now adults, now coming forward about this.
I was close to Michael, but he didn’t confess any of this to me until 2012. I don’t know the specifics, what the person’s name was, I just knew that one of his close friends was in that whole scene with him. Michael has lots of psychological issues, he’s a messed up person. He told me all of his issues were down to this.”
Berg confirms the project has been underway for two years, but says she didn’t know Egan was planning on going public with his accusations.
A judge in Hawaii set a hearing for July but Egan claims authorities in California have not pursued the matter.