31-year-old Michael Egan and his lawyer Jeff Herman held a press conference yesterday (Side note: Clutch your anal beads tight, because Gloria Allred was NOT part of the press conference. Mark this day.) to talk about his lawsuit against 48-year-old director Bryan Singer for allegedly drugging him and raping him in Hawaii when he was 17. Michael claims that Bryan Singer drugged and raped him when he was 15 in Encino, CA, but he’s suing him for the alleged assault that went down in Hawaii, because the state recently passed a law giving victims of past sexual abuse two extra years to file. Michael told reporters that at the time, he went to the police with his parents, but the cops didn’t do shit about it. He claims that he blocked it out with the help of booze and only recently did he remember the terrifying details while working through his issues in therapy. Michael echoed what he said in his lawsuit. Starting at the age of 14 or 15, he was drugged, boozed up and used as a pass-around twink sex slave to a bunch of Hollywood types and Bryan Singer was one of them. They threatened to kill him and his family if he stopped being their toy, so he kept on. And if this is the point where you need to stop and go look at pictures of bunnies in bonnets, I don’t blame you.
In 2000, Michael Egan threw a lawsuit at 3 dudes including Marc Collins-Rector, the convicted sex offender he claims raped him first before passing him off to Bryan Singer. Bryan Singer wasn’t named in that lawsuit. TMZ says that Michael Egan got a default judgement of $2 million, but that Marc Collins-Rectum and the 2 other dudes left the country without paying up. Bryan Singer’s attorney, Martin Singer (no relation), thinks it’s funny that Michael’s brain suddenly burped up the memory of Bryan Singer doing illegal shit to him. But again, Michael claims that he just remembered it recently in therapy.
TMZ has also heard (read: Martin Singer told them) that Bryan has proof that he wasn’t in Hawaii at the time Michael says the rape happened. Michael says it happened August and October 1999, but Bryan claims he was in Toronto at those times doing pre-production and shooting the first X-Men movie. He has credit card bills, telephone records and other shit proving he was in Toronto.
Martin Singer told Variety yesterday that they plan to countersue, because the accusations are slanderous and are ruining Bryan’s pristine reputation. Bryan may like to skinny dip in a pool of tweaked out barely legal twinks, but he says he’s no rapist.
“It is obvious that plaintiff’s attorney is not looking to litigate the case on the 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 following up with a press conference today. Attorneys who try cases don’t hold press conferences.”
During yesterday’s press conference, Michael’s lawyer told reporters that there would be more lawsuits filed and more names named.
But back to the “not being in Hawaii” thing. That alibi doesn’t work for me. Bryan was filming the X-Men movie, which means that Storm could’ve easily flown his ass to Hawaii in about 5 minutes. Bring Storm in and charge her with conspiracy!