Bryan Singer Accuser Michael Egan III: Could He Be Making This Up?
Bryan Singer’s accuser has named three more Hollywood insiders in the accusations of rape and underage sexual misconduct.
Former president of BBC Worldwide America Garth Ancier, former president of Disney TV David Neuman, and creator of some Universal Studios theme park attractions Gary Goddard, now share in the spotlight of accusations against Singer.
The X-Men director bowed out of public appearances and other involvement after the claims. While one could claim that such actions would appear to magnify guilt, it could also be that Singer simply wants people to leave him alone after having completed what appears to be his most ambitious movie yet (X-Men: Days of Future Past, due in theaters a month from now). Public appearances are unnerving enough for people in charge of film without accusations of rape painting a target on them.
The X-Men director’s lawyer has filed a counter-lawsuit against Michael Egan III and lawyer Jeff Herman, with the following statement:
“We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit. It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan’s new movie (X-Men: Days of Future Past) is about to open.”
David Neuman, Gary Goddard, and Garth Ancier all have denied involvement in said sexual abuse by Bryan Singer’s accuser.
Michael Egan has alleged that all of these men were involved in a sex ring when he was between the ages of 15 and 17 years old, and his mother Bonnie Mound claims she contacted everybody she could think of. She stated:
“Fourteen years ago, no one would have been here. I wrote every news organization, from Oprah to 20/20… I wrote hundred of letters to attorneys. No one wanted to do anything.”
Michael Egan III claims that when the abuse occurred, there was use of force and cocaine at the alleged sex parties that occurred in Hawaii and California. Bryan Singer’s lawyer has produced documents proving that the X-Men director was nowhere near the scene in Hawaii, and had been filming in Canada during that time period.
The plaintiff allegedly has eyewitnesses who claim otherwise.
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While it’s no secret any more that X-Men director Bryan Singer and several others in Hollywood are openly gay and have attended parties notorious for hosting underage boys, it is still unknown exactly who may be lying.
It has been noted for the record in the Bryan Singer lawsuit that it was in fact Egan’s mother who allegedly told the FBI about Singer, and they may have fumbled the records. An FBI spokesperson claims otherwise in the following statement:
“Our office investigated allegations and successfully prosecuted a man in or around 2000. I’m limited in commenting on any litigation, and 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. 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.”
There are many sides to the legal action brought on by Bryan Singer’s accuser, though it very well could be Singer’s only involvement was in the alleged parties. Singer was reportedly cautious about the young men he interacted with, according to a fellow partygoer, and if anyone underage was involved, it was because he was lied to.
Between the FBI’s statement and the records showing that the X-Men director wasn’t even in Hawaii at the time of the accusation, Bryan Singer accuser Michael Egan III may need more conclusive proof that any of the alleged sexual abuse actually happened.
Could Egan and his mother be allegedly making it all up to take some of the spotlight as the world eagerly anticipates the theatrical release of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Perhaps they just need more evidence?
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