Bryan Singer may have dropped out of all public appearances to avoid allowing X-Men: Days Of Future Past to become overshadowed by the charges against him, but his silence definitely hasn’t quieted that story any. In the weeks since Michael Egan first accused the director of drugging and sexually assaulting him—all while in league with a not-so-secret society of industry executives, who throw parties allegedly for that specific purpose—some of the details of those parties have been further corroborated by anonymous insider-sourced exposés and even from other famous attendees, like Brett Easton Ellis. And now Egan’s claims have been joined by a second lawsuit, filed by a British man known only as “John Doe No. 117,” accusing Singer of the exact same thing.
Represented by attorney Jeff Herman—the same attorney behind Egan’s case, as well as similar cases brought against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash—the anonymous British man says that Singer and Masters Of The Universe director Gary Goddard, who was also named in Egan’s suit, sexually assaulted him when he was 17-years-old. The unnamed plaintiff further claims Goddard first pursued him online when he was just 14, solicited nude photos and videos of him masturbating, then “plied” him with alcohol at the age of 16 and had sex with him. He then alleges Goddard brought him to meet Singer at an after-party for the UK premiere of Superman Returns, where Singer offered him a Quaalude—which he refused, along with their advances.
That’s when things got even more graphic, as detailed in the following, clearly blocked-off section:
The teenager asked the men to stop. Goddard allegedly returned to the room with a “large, musclebound man” who began to smack the teenager around, according to the complaint.
When Singer removed his boxer shorts, the suit alleges, the teenager said, “I do not want to do that.” According to the complaint, Singer told the teenager to sit on top of him and masturbate, that he wanted to the teenager to ejaculate on him. Singer attempted to anally penetrate the teenager. The next morning, according to the complaint, Singer contacted the teenager to apologize.
In addressing why this newest defendant waited until similar accusations had already been made against Goddard and Singer to come forward, the suit explains that the defendant “only recently became cognizant that he has suffered psychological and emotional injuries, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the Defendants’ sexual acts.” It also cites the American age of consent of 18, rather than the British age of 16, in explaining why it counts as sex with a minor, saying Goddard and Singer had planned their assault while on U.S. shores, and that they violated federal law by traveling to a foreign country for sex with an underage person. It also accuses the pair of “gender violence.”
As with all previous allegations, Singer’s lawyer, Marty Singer, dismissed the newest ones as “totally untrue,” once again asserting that they are being made as part of the “nefarious motives and tactics which seem to be driven solely by [Herman’s] need to shake down an innocent man like Bryan Singer.” Goddard’s lawyer also shrugged off the new allegations, saying, “It is a shame that the specious claim made by Herman in the Egan case has resulted in this new claim that we note is over 10 years old. For now we will say the claims are denied and Gary will vigorously defend.”
It’s worth noting that neither of these two suits have been officially served against Singer or Goddard. In the meantime, Herman has announced plans to hold another press conference this afternoon.