Bryan Singer has insisted he did not sexually abuse the guy who is now suing him for allegedly raping him when he was just 15-years old.
As ENTmania! reported, 31-year old Michael Egan accused the X-Men director of drugging and sodomizing him during wild gay parties in a convicted sex offender’s estate and in Hawaii when he was 15 to 17 years old. Egan later sued three more Hollywood bigwigs – Gary Goddard, Garth Ancier and David Neuman.
The three men have since denied ever molesting Egan, but Singer on Thursday spoke out for the first time about the allegations, slamming them as ‘outrageous, vicious and completely false.’
But Singer, being the businessman he is, also used the media attention to promote his new X-Men movie.
His statement in full:
The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from X-Men: Days of Future Past.
This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career. So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I’ve decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film.
I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is.
Earlier this month, Singer’s lawyer claimed that the director is prepared to show proof that he wasn’t in Hawaii at the time the alleged abuse took place, but in Canada shooting the first X-Men movie.