More Allegedly Skeevy Details About Director Bryan Singer Emerge
After being slapped with a lawsuit for allegedly drugging and raping a man on multiple occasions when he was 17, details about X-Men director Bryan Singer's unsavory private life behavior are starting to work their way into the public eye. People inside Hollywood's nepotism complex say Singer's proclivity for (too) young men is, apparently, a known quantity.
DListed's Michael K. doesn't pull any punches:
I first heard about Bryan Singer’s “infamous” coke and twink pool parties when I was 18 and was at some party in Orange County that a bunch of dancers from Disneyland were at. One of the twink dancers bragged to me and my friends about how the weekend before he was at a party in L.A. that the director of Usual Suspects was at and the white twinks, coke and meth were falling from the sky.
Perhaps what's most shocking, as Defamer points out, is that Singer's behavior is so well documented. Here's a revealing gallery of "Hollywood's A-Gays" at a pool party co-hosted by Singer and director Roland Emmerich in 2009. A tongue-in-cheek passage that takes on newfound skeeviness in light of recent revelations:
And sorry, no photos of the after-after party (which generally has a clothing-optional policy), nor do we have pictures from what happened when Roland and Bryan (pictured, Page 3) took a few select young men into the house for private casting sessions.
The attorney representing Michael Egan, who filed the suit again Singer Wednesday in Hawaii, told reporters that this suit would only be the first in a series of cases hoping to break-up Hollywood's “pedophile rings.”
TMZ reports that Singer's team is incredulous that Egan not only waited so many years to come forward, but also that he is able to recollect this past trauma at all: "Sources connected to Singer tell TMZ...they believe it's ridiculous Egan could remember the pool party in question in such vivid detail as to 3 other men but repress memories of Singer."
TMZ also reveals details about a previous lawsuit filed by Egan years earlier against other men, including M & C Estate (where many of the druggings and sexual assaults allegedly took place) namesake Marc Collins-Rector:
But TMZ has obtained the lawsuit Egan filed in 2000 against 3 men, including Marc Collins-Rector, who owned the party house. Singer was NOT named in the suit and no reference is made to him. Egan ended up getting a default judgment of more than $2 million, but we're told Collins-Rector and the others left the country so Egan got virtually nothing.
And this lawsuit wouldn't be the first time the director was caught up in allegations for inappropriate behavior with young men:
In the few days following Egan's suit and the lifting of the veil shrouding Singer's behavior, ABC has decided to rework its ad campaign for forthcoming drama Black Box to no longer include Singer's name. And BuzzFeed reports that Singer dropped out of attending WonderCon to promote X-Men:Days of Future Past.