Bryan Singer Was Not In Hawaii During Sexual Assault Claim, Says Lawyer

A defense attorney for Bryan Singer said on Friday that credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show the ‘X-Men’ franchise director was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the island.

The AP reports:

Bryan singerSinger was mainly in Toronto working on the first "X-Men" movie from August through October 1999, defense attorney Marty Singer told The Associated Press.

A lawsuit filed by a former child model, Michael Egan III, says Bryan Singer abused him several times over those three months as well as earlier in California as part of a Hollywood sex ring led by another man convicted of luring minors across state lines for sex.

"This was Bryan's first studio film," Marty Singer said. "Clearly, he's not going to take a break in the middle of this movie while you're shooting and prepping it to go to Hawaii."

Egan’s lawyer has yet to comment on the development. 

Comments

  1. Crisis says

    Singer’s whereabouts on specific dates is not the question that will have to be answered in the Court of Public Opinion. The (answers to the) questions on which he’ll be judged are:

    Did you ever have sex with Egan when he was under the age of 18?

    How many times?

    Did Egan ever resist or show reluctance to your requests for sex?

    Did you ever promise Egan a part in a film or career assistance in exchange for sex?

    Did you ever threaten retaliation, professional or personal, if Egan did not comply with your requests?

    Are there other underaged men with whom you have had sexual relations, either one time or on an ongoing basis? If so, how many?

  2. Crisis says

    Singer’s whereabouts on specific dates is not the question that will have to be answered in the Court of Public Opinion. The (answers to the) questions on which he’ll be judged are:

    Did you ever have sex with Egan when he was under the age of 18?

    How many times?

    Did Egan ever resist or show reluctance to your requests for sex?

    Did you ever promise Egan a part in a film or career assistance in exchange for sex?

    Did you ever threaten retaliation, professional or personal, if Egan did not comply with your requests?

    Are there other underaged men with whom you have had sexual relations, either one time or on an ongoing basis? If so, how many?

  3. Crisis says

    Singer’s whereabouts on specific dates is not the question that will have to be answered in the Court of Public Opinion. The (answers to the) questions on which he’ll be judged are:

    Did you ever have sex with Egan when he was under the age of 18?

    How many times?

    Did Egan ever resist or show reluctance to your requests for sex?

    Did you ever promise Egan a part in a film or career assistance in exchange for sex?

    Did you ever threaten retaliation, professional or personal, if Egan did not comply with your requests?

    Are there other underaged men with whom you have had sexual relations, either one time or on an ongoing basis? If so, how many?

  4. m.r. says

    Egan’s lawyer did respond over the weekend. He said he had witnesses that would testify and place Singer in Hawaii. Singer’s attorney responded that those witnesses were liars and he threatened them with perjury charges if they tried to lie under oath.

    What I’m curious about are the other names that Egan’s lawyer said would be added to this lawsuit. I wonder why he didn’t add them in his first filing. Could it be those unnamed other Hollywood insiders are the real target and he’s showing them, see the bad publicity Singer is getting, that could be you. By threatening to reveal names is he hoping they’ll come forward and offer a settlement? I guess we’ll learn more at the press conference Egan’s lawyer says he’ll have this afternoon.

  5. iban4yesu says

    the first studio film? whom is he kidding?
    is he saying that the Apt Pupil with those abused minor extras was a purebred indie?

    “produce all the receipts you want, you vile liar!”

  6. iban4yesu says

    the first studio film? whom is he kidding?
    is he saying that the Apt Pupil with those abused minor extras was a purebred indie?

    “produce all the receipts you want, you vile liar!”

  7. iban4yesu says

    the first studio film? whom is he kidding?
    is he saying that the Apt Pupil with those abused minor extras was a purebred indie?

    “produce all the receipts you want, you vile liar!”

  8. iban4yesu says

    the first studio film? whom is he kidding?
    is he saying that the Apt Pupil with those abused minor extras was a purebred indie?

    “produce all the receipts you want, you vile liar!”

  9. iban4yesu says

    the first studio film? whom is he kidding?
    is he saying that the Apt Pupil with those abused minor extras was a purebred indie?

    “produce all the receipts you want, you vile liar!”

  10. iban4yesu says

    the first studio film? whom is he kidding?
    is he saying that the Apt Pupil with those abused minor extras was a purebred indie?

    “produce all the receipts you want, you vile liar!”

  11. iban4yesu says

    the first studio film? whom is he kidding?
    is he saying that the Apt Pupil with those abused minor extras was a purebred indie?

    “produce all the receipts you want, you vile liar!”

  12. pete n sfo says

    I’m having a hard time accepting that a victim continued to put himself in what he knew was an unsafe place, repeatedly, and sometimes taking air flights to get there.

    I totally ‘get’ that it wasn’t an even playing field, & that he was possibly underage (depending on state law) but I also know myself at that age.

    To me, he was enticed by all the privilege & is now disheartened life didn’t go as planned. I’m especially dubious as he is participating in a documentary about Hollywood Casting Couch abuses.

  13. Michael says

    What 17 year old guy knowingly goes to waht is a basically gay sex parties and takes drugs and alcohol there without thinking he’s going to be “included” in the festivities and then continues to go to them?

  14. Michael says

    What 17 year old guy knowingly goes to waht is a basically gay sex parties and takes drugs and alcohol there without thinking he’s going to be “included” in the festivities and then continues to go to them?

  15. GMAB says

    Of course Singer’s lawyer is gonna say he didn’t do anything wrong. And of course multiple people that work for Singer are going to have credit cards in Singer’s company name that will show his card was in Toronto. And of course they’re going to attack Egan’s witnesses, cause that’s what guilty people do. Before this even came out, if has been investigated for 2 years. Egan just got antsy so he filed in Hawaii before statutes ran out there. Singer has long been known to hang out at the “DEN” parties and at underage clubs throughout Weho, including Tigerheat. Just go online and see him with multiple teenage guys. It might even go away in a blink after Singer writes a check. He put himself in this position and he’s definitely not a saint.

  16. bobbyjoe says

    @Moz I’d imagine anyone making a major motion picture would have access to a lot of that information, as the studios surely keep records of production costs, schedules, etc. Like any major business a lot of this is likely on file. Studios could run into legal issues on many fronts– it would behoove them to keep detailed records on longterm file for any major production. So I don’t think its weird that Singer’s people have access to this– what is weird is the lawyer for the accuser apparently not knowing this about the production dates, etc.

  17. Francis says

    The man likely was sexually abused, which is unfortunate (obviously), but there is little basis to his claim of Bryan Singer drugging and f*cking him. The lawsuit looks like a money grab.

  18. Francis says

    The man likely was sexually abused, which is unfortunate (obviously), but there is little basis to his claim of Bryan Singer drugging and f*cking him. The lawsuit looks like a money grab.

  19. Kim says

    Press conference today will name more people. Also I wonder why noone in Hollywood has come forward to say Singer would never do these things he has been accused of. Even Woody Allen had vocal supporters and his accuser was 7 not 17

  20. Kim says

    Press conference today will name more people. Also I wonder why noone in Hollywood has come forward to say Singer would never do these things he has been accused of. Even Woody Allen had vocal supporters and his accuser was 7 not 17

  21. Moz's says

    LOL steve

    obviously it isn’t posters, it is the site having issues

    andy’s tweets mention the site being down due an attack on the host and obviously everything isn’t cleared up yet

  22. Moz's says

    LOL steve

    obviously it isn’t posters, it is the site having issues

    andy’s tweets mention the site being down due an attack on the host and obviously everything isn’t cleared up yet

  23. jarago says

    But do they have evidence of this “abuse” besides the “victim’s” claim ? Remember the case of Victor Salva the director of “Jeeper Creepers” who was accused by a young actor of abuse and was convicted and served time. This still stinks of failed blackmail case…

  24. jarago says

    But do they have evidence of this “abuse” besides the “victim’s” claim ? Remember the case of Victor Salva the director of “Jeeper Creepers” who was accused by a young actor of abuse and was convicted and served time. This still stinks of failed blackmail case…

  25. Bill says

    @Russ: What those “few receipts” show is that the plaintiff’s memory as to what happened cannot be trusted. They probably announced it for (a) damage control and (b) as a warning to the plaintiff’s lawyer that what his client is telling him might be more than a tad confused, at least about who was involved in these incidents and when. If that lawyer decides that his 30% (or whatever) contingency fee is going to be 30% of zero, he’ll probably drop the case like a hot potato.

Leave A Reply