Bryan Singer Accuser: LAPD Knew About Sexual Abuse in 1999

Bryan Singer Accuser Says LAPD Was

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Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Bryan Singer’s accuser Michael Egan said his mother first reported the allegations of sexual abuse to the Los Angeles Police Department when he was 17 years old.

“It basically fell on deaf ears and I basically buried it deep within me” after that, he told reporters at the Four Seasons Hotel event.

The plaintiff, who claims that the helmer sexually assaulted him multiple times when he was a teenager, appeared alongside his attorney Jeff Herman. His lawsuit describes incidents of alleged sexual assault by Singer in Hawaii when Egan was 17, but also cites other incidents in Los Angeles where Egan’s age is unspecified.

Egan said that he came forward now after he quit drinking two years ago and, 11 months ago, entered a program for trauma therapy.

“No one at a young age deserves to go through the horrific junk I went through,” Egan said, comparing himself to a “piece of meat.”

Asked why he continued to return to the estate for the parties, Egan said that he was fearful, describing threats made against him and his family.

“All of the sudden there’s that lifestyle,” Herman said. “That’s his life.”

Egan said that “two older kids took me under their wing and they went to my mother” to inform her of what was going on in 1999.

Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, has called the allegations “absurd and defamatory” and “completely without merit.”

“We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit,” Singer’s attorney said in a statement on Wednesday. “It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan’ s new movie is about to open in a few weeks.”

Herman, who specializes in sexual assault cases, said that he expects to file additional cases against alleged perpetrators by April 24 in Hawaii. That is the cutoff date for old sex abuse cases to be filed under a two-year window established by the state legislature.

The lawsuit against Singer was filed on Wednesday in Hawaii, where Egan claims he was flown multiple times in 1999 and forced to have non-consensual sex with Singer. He also claims that Singer provided him with drugs and alcohol and forced him to ingest cocaine.

Egan’s suit claims battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy by unreasonable intrusion, and it seeks unspecified damages.

Cmdr. Andrew Smith, a spokesman for the LAPD, said that they were researching their records to see if they have a report from back then or what action was taken. But he said that they may not be able to release much information because in would have involved a juvenile.

Egan said that the LAPD also informed the FBI, and recalled meeting with an agent from that bureau.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said that she was limited in commenting on any litigation and that the FBI “does not comment on information provided to agents about alleged crimes unless the claims become a matter of public record.”

“However, the suggestion that the FBI ignored evidence involving the sexual victimization of a child is ludicrous,” she added. “The FBI vigorously pursues all allegations involving the sexual abuse of minors and pursues prosecution when evidence of such crimes is brought to its attention.”

The FBI did pursue allegations against Marc Collins-Rector, who is described in Egan’s lawsuit as the resident of the Encino estate where wild parties were held in which underage boys were given drugs and alcohol and made to perform sex with older men.

Collins-Rector plead guilty in 2004 on charges of luring minors over state lines for sexual acts. Egan was among the plaintiffs who filed a civil suit in 2000 against Collins-Rector and others over alleged sexual abuse, in a case in which a default judgment was entered against the defendants, according to court records. Herman could not say why the plaintiffs’ attorney in that case did not pursue a claim against Singer back then.

Egan claims in the suit that he never “freely, voluntarily and knowingly consented to these sexual interactions, and often resisted them.” At the press conference, he said that authorities in the late in 1999 or early in 2000 were made aware of his claims against Singer.

Asked why he decided to come forward, Egan said, “I have a story I believe should be known and should be out there.”

His attorney said that he believes there were eight to 10 men involved in what he described as a “ring” of sexual abuse at the Encino estate. He believes that there were five to six victims.

His attorney declined to name the three to four additional defendants to be named in suits but said that “there are other Hollywood types.”

Egan is now 31. At the press conference, he described the parties at the estate, saying that there was a “no swimsuit” rule at the pool. He described an incident in which he says Collins-Rector pointed a gun at him and threatened to pull the trigger if he continued to resist sexual contact.

Fox, which is distributing Singer’s next movie “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” also released a statement, saying through a spokesperson, “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.”

The next “X-Men” is slated for release next month.

 

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  1. Ken says:

    Suit filed by fame whore wanna be. Ho didn’t get what she played for, so she filed suit. Everyone knows what she is, She just makes what she is by filing suit. An opportunist, oh, and by the way, i heard legal age of consent in hawaii is 16!

  2. MFB says:

    Anyone who is linking homosexuality to pedophilia is just ignorant and a bigot! Do your homework, and just grow the eff up! Arsehats!

  3. JoeR says:

    To those of you who have been SO quick to jump on and judge Singer, it’s now reported that credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when the lawsuit claims he sexually abused Egan on the islands,

    • carl r. says:

      Either u don’t know him or u him a bit too well. Anybody who knows him and has been to his parties know he’s done a lot a worse.

  4. MFB says:

    You’re charming…

  5. Nix says:

    I’m not buying it. Yes singer has a reputation for being a bit of a slut, but that’s not illegal. My concern is that he’s filing suit more than a decade after the fact. This leads me to believe that he’s looking for a paycheck. If I were singer, I’d just pay the guy off under the table to make it go away.

  6. carl r. says:

    How did Mr. Singer get away with this for so long? How many people know about his behavior? How many have witnessed it? Is this a case of power corrupts?
    One of the reasons, Mr. Singer got smarter after having to settle out for court with other accusers. When he has parties at his house, he rarely leaves his room but has instead other guys bring in guys from the party. When I knew Singer he didn’t drink or mix drugs, but he like his anti-depressants. The alcohol and drugs were reserved for his guests. I was solicited by one of his young friends to come to his house one night. His friend was hot and send nude pics of him not of Singer. I wanted to go. But not to hang with Singer, who I thought was just too ugly. But his friend who was in charge of bringing in other guys was hot. It was tempting, afterall we all saw the careers of James Marsden take off. And some of Mr. Singer’s somewhat boyfriends or assistants got small cameos in his movies. Also reputable people like Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman and Kevin Spacey worked with him to make movies even though Singer was known for his enjoyment of young men. Becoming part of Singer’s inner circle meant driving his cars such as a red Ferrari, going to Berlin, Sydney or wherever he was shooting. It meant meeting other hot guys and some not so hot friends of Singer, including German Emerich and Geffen. I guess it is not surprising that the Hollywood media was not interested in an expose, afterall you don’t bite the hand the feeds you, even if minors are involved. Even ubercreeps like Perez Hilton would not write about the known indiscretions of Mr. Singer, afterall you don’t want to get on the bad side of one of Hollywoods most influential gay directors. Singer should stick with hiring and hanging out with ex Sean Cody models turned male prostitutes. Probably safer and fewer lawsuits.

    • enough is enough says:

      “Singer should stick with hiring and hanging out with ex Sean Cody models turned male prostitutes. Probably safer and fewer lawsuits.”

      Well, that’s the bottom line here, and the irrefutable reply to the people (pederasty defenders) piling on Egan.

      Singer always had the choice and the power to avoid this sort of thing from happening. If he wants to have sex with boyish-looking teens, there are plenty of 18 and 19 year olds who look 15, 16 and 17. If he wants to have sex with people who won’t accuse him of sexual assault aftewards, hire professionals in jurisdictions where that sort of thing is legal. Making the sex official with professional sex workers does tend to preempt accusations about non-consent.

      Singer had the money and the power to protect himself from getting into legal trouble with opportunistic twinks. All he had to do was play it safe & avoid breaking the law.

      Unfortunately, if someone chooses to not play it safe and to use his or her money & power to facilitate illegal behavior, then it is usually only a matter of time & frequency of behavior before the you know what hits the fan. At which point that money & power must get re-directed into damage control, and quite possibly ass-saving, instead of pleasure-buying. How a non-dependent rich and powerful person lives their life is their choice. Singer’s lifestyle was Singer’s choice. He would have chosen differently. Instead he chose to leave himself open to what we are now seeing in the news.

  7. nashoati says:

    the man who has sued X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer of sexual abuse, said that he told the Los Angeles Police Department about being sodomized at Hollywood parties, but nothing happened. He claimed that back in 2000, he and his mother went to the police and he was interviewed, but they had no explanation for why the case didn’t go further at the time.

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  9. PETER says:

    Well, yes, but does that make Bryan Singer any less of a low life, industry successful perv?

  10. Tim says:

    The press conference was held at the Four Seasons.

    LMFAO. No greed at all. Y’all need to get a grip. He was 17. That doesn’t make Singer a pedophile. No it doesn’t make him a stand-up guy either, but the age of consent here in Hawaii is, I believe, 16.

    The kid’s looks are fading, and he’s not able to live in the way he grew accustomed to. So he’s suing.

    Good luck with that.

    • Stop being so hung up on the pedophile thing. That’s another issue to tackle, but it’s an incident of sexual abuse. You can’t drug people, hold people underwater, force oral sex and sodomy on people, am I right? What does age have to do with that? It’s a separate issue within the same act, and he’ll get double the damage. Stop being hung up on the stupid fucking age of consent in Hawaii. If what you say is true, then let’s all go to Hawaii and do terrible things to 17 year olds, the age of consent is 16, what’s the big deal? Moron.

    • Victoria says:

      Tim:

      Read the lawsuit. The boy was “14 or 15” when the abuse started. Also, the man is not asking for very much money.
      In Boston, when the priests scandal broke in 2002, I recall that the high powered firm of Greenberg Traurig also held a press conference at One of Boston’s ritziest hotel to tell the press that Cardinal Law covered up the abuse.This is standard practice. You are really grasping at pathetic straws to criticize the choice of hotel.

  11. insider says:

    This was KNOWN throughout the industry when it happened. Colleagues that worked at DEN knew of this…. He is a pedophile.

  12. Nanny Mo says:

    Didn’t USC’s George Lucas name an entire department of critical studies after Bryan? Didn’t a university in Pennsylvania remove a statue of a famous coach for something similar? Yikes, egg on face.

  13. Stranger says:

    Funny how this shakedown never came up until he had a new movie coming out. Supposedly this was at parties in which NO ONE of the dozens of other abused boys have ever stepped forward? Sorry, this is not like Sandusky. I’m having trouble buying this one.

    • Jane S. says:

      Hmm, Anita Hill only came forward when Clarence Thomas was nominated for the Supreme Court. And I believe her.

      It’s very possible that the confluence of forces- the victim of Singer going to the police and FBI as a teenager and their doing nothing, followed by his alcoholism (common for abuse victims) and then getting sober and getting therapy, plus his age(most victims start coming forward in their 30s) plus Singer getting publicity and accolades would make him angry. When priests who have molested are nominated to become Bishops, or get promotions from the Vatican -priests who have covered up for pedophiles- abuse victims have come forward in droves.

      So, the fact that the police did nothing, and that the victim is coming forward now for maximum effect does not surprise me at all.

      And how do you know this isn’t like Sandusky? Time will tell.

  14. PETER says:

    If Bryan Singer took part in any of this, with this accuser or some other young guys, I hope they nail Singer’s ass. When you get money and power you think you can do anything. And don’t tell me this doesn’t go on regular in the L.A. film industry. The rich and powerful make threats, lies, promises to get the very young sex that they crave. If Bryan Singer is at all guilty I hope they hang him from the highest tree, so to speak! Along with Singer’s success, power, talent, and money comes a HUGE RESPONSIBILITY to do the right thing and respect everybody in the industry, even the new kids in town,especially the young people. Especially the new kids in town. Singer should make the correct decisions all around, that’s his moral, ethical responsibility.

  15. Lincoln says:

    Wow…a powerful Hollywood director raping a teen? I’m so shocked….they’ve been doing this since the beginning of time….Woody Allen…Roman Polanski.

  16. JoeR says:

    I have no idea who is or isn’t telling the truth…but announcing this just ONE week before the statute of limitations is up…and a month before X-MEN…and 17 is NOT a minor in Hawaii. I’m not saying there weren’t wild parties…been to quite a few myself when I was a teen. No, I was never raped but I always knew what I was doing. Girls, booze, etc….heck, that’s why I went to them! Just sounds like a money grab to me.s

    • Jacques Strappe says:

      I’m not sure the truth will ever be known, either. The bottom line is and will always be that any adult having sex with underage children is a very serious legal offense, without even debating the immorality and depravity of it. Whatever might be the reason or reasons behind Mr. Egan’s alleged sexual involvement one time or multiple times with Mr. Singer, whether Egan was driven by youthful curiosity, love for adult attention, fascination with the movie industry and the promise of a career or whether Egan’s emotional stability and judgment wasn’t particularly strong/stable for a teen or he was intentionally manipulating Singer to get what he wanted…it is all totally irrelevant IF the adult Mr. Singer had sex with an underage Mr. Egan. We can debate till the cows come home the timing of Mr. Egan’s sexual assault claims but again, it, too, is totally irrelevant if indeed, Mr. Singer did have sex with an underage Mr. Egan. We do have a legal system in this country which is certainly not perfect but let’s not lose sight of its very noble foundation, that one is innocent until proven guilty. Based on what I have been reading about both openly gay Mr. Singer’s alleged past and Mr. Egan’s apparent lack of good parenting, along with the timing of his sexual assault claims, I understand how this can easily influence perceptions here. But I honestly don’t believe that the vast, vast majority of people would ever condone an adult having sexual relations with an underage youth, no matter how much said youth possessed keen judgment and was fully aware of the situation and its consequences.

    • TomB says:

      I was thinking the same thing JoeR. Such convenient timing.

    • Jane S. says:

      Yeah, that’s the ticket, blame the victim. You are conveniently ignoring this:
      Singer’s relationship with Marc Rector Collins, who not only is a convicted sex offender who had multiple victims come forward against him, but also owned the house where the first alleged abuse by Singer supposedly took place.

      Also, sometimes when priests are promoted to bishops, victims come forward to complain.

      And remember Anita Hill: She came forward when Clarence Thomas was nominated to be on the Supreme Court.

      If there are documented complaints to the LAPD and the FBI from 1999, then Singer has a problem.

      • JoeR says:

        *sigh* This is why I’m dismissive of many comments here…the lack of simple comprehension. I am ignoring nothing nor blaming anyone. As I stated at the outset, I do not know who is or is not telling the truth. But I DO know the cognizance of a 16, 17, whatever-year-old. (And today’s youths are FAR more aware of things then previous generations were). I do know that if even ONE unpleasant event (such as was described) had happened to me…I would never return. NEVER. I know everyone is different but still…not the hardest thing to stay away once one knows the score, Wild parties have been going on since time immemorial…especially amomgst the well-off and wanna-bes. I just think the timing smells funny…

  17. RS says:

    Ok, what I don’t get is why not keep pursuing it back then ? He said it fell on deaf ears, so he buried it deep down in him. Then it sounds like he changed the story a little to add that he was allegedly threatened. But if he was supposedly threatened, why come out now ? Just doesn’t sound right to me. I’m not saying the guy is making it up, and I’m not saying he’s telling the truth. Just something doesn’t sound right with me on this. Someone’s leaving an important piece out. If it was me, threat or not I’d be fighting tooth and nail back then to get it noticed by police and the media. I wouldn’t bury it, or keep my mouth shut for so long. But that’s just me.

    • Jane S. says:

      News reports say the victim was 15 when first raped. Pit a vulnerable starry eyed 15 year old boy from Nebraska with a powerhouse Hollywood director. It’s always about a power imbalance.

    • Jane S. says:

      Well, if the police don’t do anything, what do you do? It takes a lot of guts for a teenager to come forward, and the emotional pain that comes from speaking up and then not having anyone take action is devastating. As you may be aware, victims of BBC entertainer Jimmy Saville spoke up about his molesting them for 40 years but NO ONE DID ANYTHING.

    • Jane S. says:

      It makes sense to me. He drank to bury the memories. He went into trauma therapy. Singer is getting lots of publicity.

      Just as Clarence Thomas was in the news when he was being nominated for the Supreme Court, that angered Anita Hill enough to propel her to come forward.

      And pal: if you were a victim, you would bury it. You have no idea what you would do. I was molested at age 7 and didn’t speak up until 33. I know many men who were raped as kids and will never ever go to the authorities about it.

      Until you have walked in the shoes of sex abuse victims, I would strongly suggest that you refrain from passing judgment.

  18. It’s probably true. Everyone in this town – everyone in the biz – is aware of Singer’s penchant for trashy behavior and obsession with young pretty boys. He’s a sleaze.

  19. MFB says:

    Whether or not this is true. Point is… even if a 14/1516/17 year old snorts coke on his own free will, drinks alcohol like a champ, and EVEN seduces a grown ass person like a pro… it is still rape if that said grown ass person has sex with them! Sheesh! Would love to hear the tunes of some people if it was their child, niece, nephew, etc. that went through something of this sort. Sheesh!

    • Chris says:

      It’s only rape if it wasn’t consensual. In Hawaii, the age of consent is 16 — he was 17. He chose to fly to Hawaii multiple times, why return if you’re being raped? It makes no sense. I think it’s just a money thing, but that’s just my opinion. It’s going to be hard to prove anything after 15 years.

      • All the folks saying why go back just don’t get it with emotional manipulation and abuse. Manipulators know how to push all the right buttons, and after the first trauma he’s in a damaged state and not making clear choices in the slightest. I feel so sad for young people who head west and are treated like this. I’m not saying Singer did it, I’m saying you don’t understand the damage someone undergoes and they think there’s no way out of a situation.

      • Jane S. says:

        No, news reports say he was 15.

    • Michael Anthony says:

      I think what people struggle with is not whether it happened, but how much “will” someone has. A 17 year old WILL be tried as an adult for murder, but sex? Its abuse. That’s a hard one to accept.
      Secondly, people also have a hard time with cases like this. They believe it happened, but have a hard time accepting what the accuser says, because they “tailor” their stories to match the court case. These cases have statute of limitations and it all revolves around when you ‘realized” it was abuse. When you listen to this accuser you can tell when he has made the story “fit”. And thats done only for the money.

      • MFB says:

        THAT is the most unfortunate part of this sort of situation. Once there’s any form of tailoring or changing the story (even if the basis of it is true)… it brings a cloud of untruth to the entire thing. And others that may come out later with factual incidences. And, by the way, Singer has had a rep in this town for many many years. He is SLEAZE!!!!!! Hate that I love the X-Men movies :-/

  20. Nathan says:

    Don’t doubt this in the slightest. A very, very good friend of mine ran around with Singer and his crowd about 10 years ago. He got drugged one night when he was drinking with them at the Abbey and was terrified. He was always sure it was Singer who did it, although he had no proof. The moment I read this story last night, I thought of that moment 10 years ago. Screw this creep.

  21. Chad says:

    One of Bryan’s handlers offered me once to have me picked up in his red Ferrari. I knew of his reputation and never went.

  22. LiberalIdiot says:

    The accuser is as guilty as sin – I don’t believe he was forced to do anything he didn’t want to be part of. He see’s dollar signs now that Marvel is rolling big bucks and is singing like a canary. Pathetic loser.

    • Jane S. says:

      Hmm. He says he and his mother went to the FBI and the LAPD in 1999 and they were ignored. If this is true, heads will roll.

  23. Glenn C. says:

    This is al about greed! Trying to make a fast buck before the date expires to do so! What a scam! This good ole lawyer sees this as an opportunity and to make a quick buck! It’s not about trying to do what is right! BS! It’s about getting their bank accounts filled! Why so long?! Why only NOW?! Why not earlier on?! Come on!!!

    • reggie says:

      This is about sexual abuse and the trauma from it can last for years until someone becomes strong enough to deal with. It’s esp. true when your family has been threatened. The Sandusky case is a recent example These stories of underage parties and abuse of younger teen boys have been whispered about for years, just ask Corey Feldman. I hope others come forth and expose them all for the terible behavior.

    • Paramount Employee says:

      Doesn’t matter if you think the kid wanted it back then or not. He was a KID. Children under eighteen can’t make those kinds of decisions, which is why SEX WITH MINORS IS ILLEGAL. What’s important is that a child molester is held accountable for his actions so he can’t hurt OTHER CHILDREN.

      • Jane S. says:

        The victim says he was 15 – NOT 17 when he was first raped. He says he went to authorities when he was 17.

      • MFB says:

        It is SUPER effed up how these pedo sleaze know which states to cross into with their victims. Crazy!

      • Chris says:

        Again, it is not illegal to have sex with a 17 to in like half the states in the US. In Hawaii, the age of consent is 16 — it literally takes 5 seconds to Google these things rather than constantly spouting nonsense and false information.

      • Glenn C. says:

        17 years kid is not a kid. Like what!? The 17 year old didn’t have a brain to make his own decisions?! Like he HAD to keep doing that?! You are as naive as anyone who believes this crap! It’s ALL about the money! Period! Again, why only NOW?! Why not earlier on?! Why only now before a deadline hits?! If it’s that bad then why not earlier on?! It’s do obvious. To smart people that is!

  24. MFB says:

    AMEN!!!! I hope he pays in complete disgrace… and if lucky, jail time!

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