Bryan Singer, Gary Goddard Hit With New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Bryan Singer Sexual Assault
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X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer and Gary Goddard are the targets of another lawsuit, filed by an anonymous British teenager who alleges they sexually assaulted him.

The suit is filed by Jeff Herman, the same lawyer who has filed four suits in the past two weeks. According to the Daily Beast, Herman intends to announce the suit at 2 p.m. Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. According to the suit, Goddard used social media to contact the teen when he was 14, telling him he was good looking and that Goddard could help him in Hollywood.

The suit contends that nude webcam sessions began and, when the teenage was 15 or 16, Goddard insisted that they lay on a bed and kiss naked. When the teenager was 17, the suit alleges that at a “Superman” after-party, Singer had sex with him, despite his refusal. Reportedly, when the teenager refused, Goddard brought a “large, musclebound man” who smacked him around.

According to the suit, Singer called him the next morning to apologize for “last night.” It reads that the plaintiff has only recently become cognizant of the “psychological and emotional injuries, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life” as a result of the alleged sexual abuse.

Bryan Singer’s lawyer Marty Singer (no relation) told the Daily Beast that the allegations are “totally untrue.”

“After the substance of Mr. Herman’s previous defamatory and fabricated filing in Hawaii was disproved based on unassailable evidence, Mr. Herman’s desperation has led him to fabricate these new anonymous accusations against Mr. Singer, which we will also prove to be completely false,” Marty Singer said.

“It is time for the media and public to focus their attention on Mr. Herman’s nefarious motives and tactics, which seem to be driven solely by his ‎need to shake down an innocent man like Bryan Singer. We intend to seek sanctions against Mr. Herman for his ‎reckless, unethical behavior,” he added.

Goddard’s lawyers Alan Grodin and Paul Gaspari also responded with a statement.

“It is a sad indictment on society that when once spurious claims making false, serious and highly damaging allegations have been made – especially where compensation is sought – that other similar claims may follow,” the statement reads.

“The allegations made against Mr Goddard are vehemently denied and will be vigorously defended at any trial of these matters and Mr Goddard is entirely confident that he will be fully vindicated.”

Previously, Michael Egan had filed a similar suit against Singer, with Herman, representing him. Egan accused Singer of coercing him into sex in California and Hawaii in 1998 and 1999, with the abuse starting when Egan was 15.

Singer responded to the charges, denying them and calling them a “sick twisted shake down.” Singer also backed out of all press for “X-Men: Days of Future Past” to prevent the “fictitious claims” against him from diverting attention from the film.

Egan also filed suits against TV execs Garth Ancier and David Neuman, accusing them of sexual assault. Ancier called the claims “vile” and denied them with a series of tweets.

“Thanks and gratitude to my friends, family and colleagues for your support this week. I wanted you all to hear from me personally and know that I intend to fight with every resource available this vile, unwarranted assault on my reputation. The intimidation tactics used in this transparent get-rich-quick scheme employ as their weapons of choice press conferences in tandem with frivolous lawsuits which shamelessly exploit homophobic fears and stereotypes,” he wrote.

Neuman also denied the claims with a statement of his own: “I just want everyone to know right now that the disgusting allegations made against me are COMPLETELY FALSE. Also very shocking in that they don’t just stretch the truth, they are whole-cloth lies with zero basis in reality or truth. Sickening, and very evil, for anyone to lie like that, let alone in a legal document Stay tuned; I will set the record straight”

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  1. A nobody in la says:

    Clear house, time to fire all execs who covered this up too

  2. PETER says:

    “Bogus claim”, Derek? Are you kidding me? Whom are you protecting? Wake up out of your denial! Do you live in the L.A. area, and you don’t know what goes on in the industry? Time to clean house!

  3. Derek Price says:

    “has only recently come to realize..” IN other words, been made aware of how much money could be achieved through settling this bogus claim?

  4. Interesting observation you have made here. Fact is, most of the “stakeholders” here are rightfully fearful of reprisal if they come forward. Hollywood is a small town. To be excluded from future “opportunities” is a risk 98% are unwilling to make.

  5. BillUSA says:

    My concern is over the possibility of Bryan Singer achieving martyrdom not unlike that of Roman Polanski and Woody Allen. Sure, Polanski may have endured the Holocaust and the murder of Sharon Tate, but there is no possible excuse for such behavior. I don’t understand pedophiliacs – specifically, what drives them. But I understand even less why Hollywood (for the most part) and Europe find it acceptable to still promote the work of child abusers.

    • You raise some valid questions here. Abuse of minors seems to have a long history spawning raise to the age of consent laws. Some due to retardation for some and for others a cultural norm. It is/has been perversion at it’s worst.

  6. Correction: Egan and Burton filed a sexual abuse law suit against Rector in 2000, The year after Egan (now) says that Singer assaulted him. In 2000 X-Men released ( a movie Burton played a role in), but Egan never mentioned anything about being raped by Bryan Singer. As of the end of last year Egan claims he suppressed the memories since 1999 and therapy made him remember it all in detail recently. Now we have a John Doe who says in 2003 he was raped in a room by Singer and Goddard and never spoke about it since, but as of recently he has gotten more anxiety about the emotional pain and felt a need to come forward and speak up. Okay I might be the only person who think’s this is just sounding like the shakedown they keep claiming it is.
    Out of the multiple more attractive young men and actors who have been surrounding Singer though out his career, who sing nothing but his praises and say he’s been a good friend and nice guy, we have these two very shaky stories to corroborate that he is a rapist? I’m not falling for the okie dokie so easily, I want evidence!

    • BillUSA says:

      Well, you have to consider the premise under which these victims were lured for their years-long silence. If Burton said anything publicly, perhaps he wouldn’t have landed the role in X-Men. There is veracity to the phenomena regarding memory suppression. It’s a plausible theory that some individuals can become so traumatized that their brains block out certain memories. Some people become catatonic while others can live a life of relative success even while suffering from the damage caused by the repressed memories. In other words, it can’t be summarily dismissed so freely because it sounds like a lame excuse. I had a bicycle accident at the age of twelve in which a car plowed into me head-on. The details aren’t important but suffice it to say at the current age of 53, I can’t recall anything but two memory fragments. What I know comes second hand. So, I can relate to how trauma causes memory suppression.

  7. Nina Lex says:

    Oh really? As far as I recall, Eyes Wide Shut was a movie about a secret society focused on sexual group practices between consenting adults. So stop trying to rewrite the truth or history…

  8. Dev. C says:

    Egan filed and won his rape law suit in 2000, so isn’t that the same year X-Men 1 released, the movie Egan played in, a movie Singer directed? so why ( like this John Doe) has he only recently remembered his other abuses? If Egan was raped in the 90’s by Singer, then shouldn’t he have mentioned him during his 2000 law suit, Singer wasn’t that big of a director then, X-Men was his first major franchise film, it wouldn’t have been that hard to charge him. I think Egan is totally lying and this lawyer is just throwing whatever at him to see what sticks. None of what they have said proves anything except if you tell somebody you were raped then you must believe them, because nobody lies about being raped, apparently!

  9. How about the conservatives who kept their mouths shut?

  10. Nanny Mo says:

    If it’s true then there will be more so hold your hat. People who get away with things due to money and power, don’t just do it once. Hollywood is a weird place, but we already knew that. Still even these celebrities need to answer to the law. We can help by boycotting their films, just as they boycott the people whose lifestyles they don’t like.

  11. There is impropriety and the appearance of impropriety. Both can be catastrophic. These allegations are truly sad.. It’s not just one thing, but the totality of so many things.

  12. dearmrputin says:

    Looks like the flood gates have opened. Herman is the most successful prosecutor of child rapists in the country. He promised more lawsuits and here there come. As the case continues to garner press (pitifully little so far) more victims will come forward exactly as in the UK with Jimmy Savile at the BCC. where 1000s have stepped forward and high profile celebrities are going down hard for raping and trafficking children. Politicians too. Egan’s mother named names of FBI and LAPD agents at the first press conference who for whatever reason refused to follow up on her complaints. This is looking to be a significant victory for the many victims here and child sexual abuse victims in general. Meantime, expert a lot of vitriol, victim blaming, smears, and gutter tactics, these comments no exception.

  13. Lisa says:

    Wait a second, if the child is just a teenager now, then does that mean they assaulted him when he was just a little kid? If it coincides with the other accusations, then the child would have only been less than 11 years old when the assault occurred.

    • anna says:

      No, the latest accuser was 14 when Goddard allegedly met him. When he was 17, Singer allegedly tried to rape him.

  14. Xybernauts says:

    You know, innocent people also deny wrong doing as well. Let’s not condemn anyone until they’ve had their day in court. If you’re American you believe that the accused are innocent until proven guilty and if your Christian you believe in not judging people, only God alone has that right.

    • RMW says:

      To the best of my knowledge, Christians are not supposed to be hypocritical judges, not never to judge.
      “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” (Matthew 7: 1-5).
      So if you have stolen something, you cannot judge another thief, you’re ‘disqualified’. If you haven’t, then you can judge a thief.

      I’m not an American.

  15. Jill says:

    Whether the allegations are true or false, Herman, the plaintiff’s attorney, seems to want to try his case in the Beverly Hilton press room rather than in a courtroom. Why doesn’t he simply file the lawsuits? Why hold these press conferences where only one side gets told, where no evidence or testimony is subject to question? Or isn’t that the way we do it anymore?

  16. Tim Hull says:

    Guilty / Not guilty.. I don’t know. I guess the courts will decide. I can say this.. while watching the making of Superman, it was creepy as hell they way Singer seemed to be eye humping the guy whenever they were together.

  17. Michael Anthony says:

    And your ability to deduce guilt from innocence comes from reading an article???

  18. Michael Anthony says:

    That may be the case, but it doesn’t give someone an automatic payday. You have to sue within so many years if realizing it was abuse. Egan filed an abuse suit against someone else in 2000. That’s the reason his suit was filed in Hawaii, the only state that didn’t have that limitation. (That’s changing). I believe Egan, but I can also see where he changes Hus story to suit Hawaii law. I know as I was a victim myself. I won my suit because I had to change nothing.

    Secondly, I would have dropped my lawyer if he had press conferences. True stories don’t need the press. You use the press in hopes of getting a big payday with no trial. Many say they would never pay if they were innocent. That’s a fool talking, since we’ve seen so many innocent convicted. Look at your statement. You’ve decided guilt without knowledge And without knowing the law!

  19. malcolm says:

    most of you guys are idiots …the lawyer has already been shown it be a lying piece of scum yet your still happy to jump on the “their guilty” bandwagon even when the evidence says they didn’t do it …
    what a load of dishonest muppets you are

  20. michelle says:

    First of all, does Egan or Herman for that matter think that anyone will believe that they were so alluring that any of these Hollywood execs would have to force them into anything? These guys can get anyone they want, they don’t have to force someone into anything. If someone rejects them, they can pick from hundreds of others to be with. If Egan was so afraid of being abused, then why would he put himself in a situation over and over again with these people? And at 15 and 15 years old, Egan knew exactly what he was doing. And this anonymous British guy? Please. Does Herman think that anyone will believe that ridiculous story? I grew up in Beverly Hills and I can tell you first hand – these execs don’t have to force anyone into anything.

    • anna says:

      You’re an idiot. It’s called statutory rape. There is a legal definition called age of consent. Adults are not supposed to have sex with children or teenagers.

      It’s appalling that you think a 15 year old deserves to be passed around against a bunch of old men. What kind of person are you? There are plenty of articles that explain how kids are manipulated and groomed by pedophiles.

  21. This is nothing but free promotion for the upcoming documentary. And where were the parents during these alleged assaults?

    • MMY says:

      From my experience, the parents only see dollar signs, but have NO IDEA their child is getting felt up and molested in the next room.

    • Sal Sal 8075 says:

      blame the victim, it’s the hollywood casting way

    • Sherice Antoinette says:

      Probably not around. Most sexual predators tend to coerce kids/teens where the parents were absent.

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