‘X-Men’ Distributor Calls Singer Allegations a ‘Personal Matter,’ Defers to His Lawyers

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In the light of the sexual abuse allegations made against “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer, Fox addressed the developing controversy in a statement Thursday.

“These are serious allegations, and they will be resolved in the appropriate forum. This is a personal matter, which Bryan Singer and his representatives are addressing separately,” reads the statement from Fox spokesman Chris Petrikin.

Fox is releasing Singer’s “X-Men” film on May 23. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hawaii, plaintiff Michael Egan claims he was flown to Hawaii from California multiple times in 1999 and forced to have non-consensual sex with Singer. Egan was 17 at the time of the alleged sexual assault and said he was 15 when the abuse started. He is now 31.

Singer’s lawyer, Marty Singer, called the lawsuit “absurd and defamatory” and “completely without merit.” Egan and his attorney, Jeff Herman, held a press conference on Thursday, during which Egan said he had been treated like a “piece of meat.”

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  1. Colt Lee says:

    If this is about money, then why is Mr. Egan only asking for a total of $300,000?
    Even is mr. Egan wasnt raped, there is something very disturbibg going on…
    There is some very shady activity going on at these hollywood “pool parties” being thrown by the likes of Bryan Singer.

  2. Janet J. says:

    The question, is how quickly will he settle, especially when others come forward. And there a lots of others who have been exposed to Mr. Singers ways.

  3. Janet J. says:

    Of course they won’t get involved. Do they like Singer’s behavior? No probably not but this is about money and money and more money. At some point when other allegations come to light, they will have to probably get involved or at least distance themselves from Singer.

  4. Jae says:

    If this went to trial, it would be awesome! Old ladies in Missouri want so desperately to believe that the stars and makers of their favorite shows and films aren’t “typical Hollywood”. “Surprise!”, which is also what Singer yells before he jumps into a room full of teenagers dressed as a priest.

    Singer will have to settle because there is too much pressure on him to “fix this”. You know how to fix this executives? Stop preying on the ones that aren’t even 18 yet.

  5. Therese Stellato says:

    Ask the LA PD and the FBI why no one was arrested when Eagan and his mom reported it back
    when it happened. They should be sued too!

  6. JOE S HILL says:

    While i am almost convinced about these charges,i have to side with Bryan Singer’s lawyer,because if
    this happened in 1999,it should’ve been handled right then and there,instead of years later! likely,this
    lawsuit-accusation could be a blatant attempt to cash-in on “the golden goose”,since Singer is a big
    name in Hollywood today! i sure don’t support the Homosexual factions in Hollywood,or their lifestyles,
    but on this particular case,i wouldn’t rule-out an alterior motive,since its usually about one thing-MONEY!

  7. Elmo and Kevin Clash all over again

  8. Lisa says:

    I’m not sure if it’s a ‘personal matter’, as that’s rather belittling a matter that most would call criminal allegations

  9. Glenn C. says:

    Again, why only now?! Not years ago?! It’s ambulance chasing lawyers and a 31 year old trying to cash in! Greed! It’s not about doing what is right. It’s about filling up one’s bank account! What a lovely bunch the human race is!

    • Jae says:

      Like grown “men” dressed as priests giving cocaine to teenagers dressed like Superman when you’re working on a Superman film? I hope every soccer mom in the country gets that image fixed squarely in their minds before heading to the box office next month.

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