Bryan Singer Countersue For Sexual Abuse


Bryan Singer, the X-Men director, has decided to countersue a man who accused him of sexual assault.

The 31-year old Michael Egan is suing the director over an alleged sexual assault when Egan was a minor, during a two-year period.

Egan held a press conference on Thursday, April 17, and talked about a lawsuit with Jeff Herman, his lawyer. They stated Egan has reported the crimes to the Los Angeles Department, but, as he said, his claims “fell on deaf ears.”

Now Marty Singer, Bryan’s attorney, promises to strike back with a countersuit.

Their statement reads,

“The claims made today about Bryan Singer are completely fabricated. We look forward to our bringing a claim for malicious prosecution against Mr. Egan and his attorney after we prevail. It is obvious that plaintiff’s attorney is not looking to litigate the case on its merits. This matter is nothing more than the attorney seeking to get his 15 minutes of fame by sending out a press release with his ‘media consultant’ yesterday and following up with a press conference today. Attorneys who try cases don’t hold press conferences.”

Michael Egan III (L) looks to his attorney Jeff Herman (R)  FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / Getty images

Michael Egan III (L) looks to his attorney Jeff Herman (R)
FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / Getty images

Egan demands at least $75,000 (£46,000) for each of the crimes, including intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery, assault and invasion of privacy.

Singer has pulled out of his scheduled appearance at the comic book and movie WonderCon event in Anaheim, California this weekend, April 19, where he should have promoted his new movie, X-Men: Days Of Future Past. This cancellation came in the time of the scandal.

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