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Bryan Singer Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Another Teen In New Lawsuit
X-Men director Bryan Singer and Broadway producer Gary Goddard have been accused of sexually assaulting a British teenager in a new lawsuit filed over the weekend.
The lawsuit claims that Singer, 48, and Goddard, 59, who were both already named in separate sexual assault lawsuits filed by 31-year-old Michael Egan last month, engaged in sexual activities with an anonymous U.K. man who was 15 years of age at the time, according to The Daily Beast.
The plaintiff, who is named as "John Doe No. 117," says that Goddard approached him when he was 14 and told the teenager that he would help him advance his acting career. After sending nude photographs and having sexual webcam sessions together, Goddard gave the teenager (who was 15 or 16 by that time) alcohol and had anal sex with him, according to the complaint.
Then when the teen turned 17, Goddard and Singer allegedly sexually assaulted him in London at a Superman Returns premiere after-party in 2006 at the director's hotel suite. Singer reportedly tried offering the plaintiff a Quaalude and Goddard brought in a "large, musclebound man" to smack the teen around. The Daily Beast reports:
According to the complaint, Singer told the teenager to sit on top of him and masturbate, that he wanted 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.
Singer's lawyer, Marty Singer, says that the allegations are "completely false." Goddard's lawyer, Alan Grodin released a statement saying that he will "vigorously defend" himself. He also wrote, "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."
The lawsuit alleges that the teen “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. Such injuries are severe, continuing, and permanent."
John Doe's lawyer, Jeff Herman, is also the attorney for Egan. Herman will be holding a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hilton at 2 p.m. today to discuss the new lawsuit.
These allegations all come just before Singer's X-Men: Day of Future Past is set to be released on May 23.
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