Skip to comments.X-Men director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing underage male child actor..
Posted on 04/17/2014 5:42:00 AM PDT by C19fan
Just a month before his next film X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to release, director Bryan Singer has been accused of child molestation. According to documents filed in Hawaii, 31-year-old Michael Egan claims Singer used his power in the entertainment industry to sexually exploit him when he was an underage teen actor striking it out in Los Angeles. Now Egan is suing the director, for $300,000 for the 'catastrophic psychological and emotional injuries' he says he suffered, the documents filed Wednesday explain.
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Exactly same goes for these folks who were abused sexually by clergy—no crim charges but civil is forever. If I were on a jury, I would be a pain in the a$$ for that reason alone. How bad was your suffering that you managed to wait so long?
so what? he’s only asking 300K for having his life darkened by a perv
obviously you have never been abused
” I would be a pain in the a$$”
Did you actually post that in the context of this article?
this dude has no sympathy for someone a predator victimized
This is why the gay mafia wants to abolish age-of-consent laws.
Yeah. There are large numbers of cases where this happens, and the victim’s trauma doesn’t initiate for years or decades later.
Commenters noted that Singer's interest in underage men (I don't call 17 a child) has been known in Hollywood for years, and that he holds large parties featuring the same for special guests. The commenters offered links to Hollywood blogs.
I can confirm that Singer's behavior has openly discussed and joked about for many years.
What? Aren’t homosexuals just good family people who would never molest children? That’s what they say in the media, so it must be true.
Obviously the accuser is just a homophobe. /sarc
(I’m using the /sarc tag, and including this gloss, for the slow kids)
“has openly” = “has been openly”
I’ve heard the casting couch has neither age limit nor gender preference. If you think about it, this is probably why most actors and actresses are so screwed up.
My mind wasn’t actually going there—didn’t intend double entendre.
Child actors are abused by Hollywood. Think about where some are now. I bet they get drugged to him them get RAPED.
it wasn’t “rape”, rape.
If anything happened to me as a kid, I had enough confidence in my parents that they wouldn’t have been in denial. They would have done everything in their power AT THE TIME to bring this guy to justice. I have less sympathy for someone who takes civil action after so many years—I think they have dollar signs in their head.
Not to mention, there is an amazing sense of shame and guilt that goes along with this. It takes a great deal of courage to come forward, especially for boys. You’d be surprised how many parents do not want to come forward also. They think they can handle it at home or in therapy without the embarrassment of the courts. The pervert goes on to rape again and again.
I have long believed that most actors and actresses have been physically and emotionally violated at some point in their youth and that's why almost all of them are whack jobs.
The mind’s ability to shunt aside things people don’t want to think about degrades rapidly at a point in one’s thirties or forties.
That is why victims who were minors when something happened ( be it abuse or the trauma from some disaster such as a fatal wreck or a tornado where they lost family) suddenly fall apart as they approach middle age. They coped with whatever happened by simply being able to not think about for years, and if they die young they never have to. Trying to force them to think about earlier it will generally make them run away or make them angry.
Read up a little on post traumatic stress.
Having heard a presentation at one of our bar meetings about these cases, money is all there is to get. These pervs are protected by each other from prosecution, they don’t give a shit about anyone but themselves and the victims are highly tormented mentally. They don’t want to recount what happened and their parents could have been in denial.
I am glad you believe so strongly in your parents, many people can’t say that.
I just wonder if as the article put it:
Singer used his power in the entertainment industry to sexually exploit him when he was an underage teen actor striking it out in Los Angeles
I wonder if a male teenage of 17 (legal in most states) and an actor, probably was already homosexual and was willing to use the casting couch system that Hollyweird uses. he failed in his dreams of show biz and in the end decided to make his payday a different way.
just a thought.
pretty damn difficult row to hoe just make a “payday”, you can’t believe what these big defense firms put these plaintiffs through, trying to outspend them, bury them with mountains of interrogatories, investigating and bringing up every little detail of their lives..............
This is apparently the norm in Hollyweird
If people should “read up” on this, please provide a link. I’ve never heard of a clinical study about “this stuff catches up with you in your 40s.”
These days these kids are the family gravy train and they don’t want to lose it. Here’s your one chance, Fancy, don’t let me down.
Hollywood is an evil place.
shyster lawyer will take this case on commission...they have people on retainer to investigate.
I don’t know the veracity of any of this. and just because someone wins or loses a case means the jury wanted to punish one party or another and not necessarily because of the facts, because of their likes or dislikes.....
Confidence on the part of the child has zero to do with whether or not the parents would protect them.
How many kids even see either parents for more than fifteen or twenty hours during the course of a week...if they even have two. Or one actually.
There are a hell of a lot of parents who simply don’t want to be bothered. Absolutely they will ignore things happening to their kids, and go so far as to punish them for making things up. Generally without so much as a cursory investigation into the matter. Later contrition on the part of parents can’t fix things, or restore love and respect they shattered long ago.
only a lawyer who is serious will take this and the expenses that go in to such an undertaking are astonishingly high. These cases are a ton of work, 5 - 10 years sometimes. You are talking foolishness.
The article said the abuse started when he was14-15
Done. This text book condenses things pretty well.
Hollywood homosexuals seducing boys with fame, fortune, drugs & alcohol.
good comeback...calling me foolish.
lots of two bit shysters out there...some with more nerve than resources....
don’t be so abusive.
you sound like a lawyer....ergo I have lost all respect.
why would a paperback book be $62?
“Yeah. There are large numbers of cases where this happens, and the victims trauma doesnt initiate for years or decades later.”
“Trauma” often irrupts when the self identifying ‘victim’
meets an underemployed lawyer and the statute of limitations has not run.
His timing is good, considering the movie opening and the guy’s name recognition right now. I’d bet dollars to donuts he went to him first for hush money and was promptly shown the door, then decided to let a lawyer take 1/3 plus expenses.
17 isn’t exactly a kid either, my grandma and grandpa were married and had a kid on the way by the time they turned 18, he knew what he was doing IMHO.
$200k is still better than nothing I guess...
I am a lawyer, one of the honest ones.
Cory Feldman has told a similar story, but he declined to name names.
The abuse he reported took place in more or less the same time frame as this story describes.
It could be a trade paperback. Or a textbook.
Any one who names names, will wind up sleeping with the fishes, no doubt. Pedophiles will do anything to protect their rings.
Especially when the "abuser" makes a lot of money "decades later".
It turned out to be a resume builder for Roman Polanski.
I know a guy who turned out a high-paying gig as a tradesman in Hollywood because he would have had to work with so many pedophiles.
Because it is a college psychology textbook in a specialized area of the discipline.
62 dollars is cheap as such things go.
Actually, (if you ever bothered to look) a lot of these cases are blood out of a stone things.
That would qualify as bestiality....
“but a civil suit supposedly for something that happened almost 2 decades ago. “
I’m only aware of this because I’ve lived in Hawaii, but 2 decades ago the age of legal consent in Hawaii was 14. It is ironic that this civil suit is taking place in a state so liberal with its sex laws.
Now the age of consent in Hawaii is 16, but there is a close in age exception which allows 14 and 15 yr-olds to consent to sex with those less than 5 years older.
I apologize for being more knowledgeable about this than one ought to be :)
I read the story. This started at age fourteen and was still going on at seventeen.
Yes. We know. You don’t call fourteen a child either.
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