Bryan Singer's Accuser Admits He's Never Been To Hawaii, Where The Alleged Rape Occurred
BuzzFeed got quite the scoop today when it obtained a 2003 deposition made by Michael Egan, the man who is suing X-Men director Bryan Singer with allegations of rape, on Tuesday. In the decade-old deposition for previous rape allegations made by Egan, he says that he's never left the Continental United States. As you know, the Continental United states includes Hawaii, which is where Egan now claims Singer drugged and raped him in 1999.
Asked during the deposition whether he had taken any trips outside the continental United States, Egan replied, “Never had any trips outside the continental U.S., no.” Egan then responds to a question specifically clarifying that he had never traveled to Hawaii.
“I’m not sure how he interpreted the continental United States,” Egan’s lawyer, Jeff Herman, said of the portion of the deposition. “I’m not sure what he’s talking about specifically here.”
Herman said that Egan’s mother, Bonnie Mound, told him that she had authorized either Marc Collins-Rector or Chad Shackley — both plaintiffs in the previous lawsuit — to take Egan to Hawaii on at least two occasions. Mound clarified this because, during the deposition, Egan explained that he had never traveled outside the continental United States because his mother would not approve such trips.
Herman said he also confirmed the trips with Egan.
That deposition was given in Los Angeles County during settlement proceedings for an earlier round of lawsuits. Those suits were were not directed against Singer. Instead, Egan and four co-plaintiffs had sued internet entrepreneurs Collins-Rector,Brock Pierce, and Shackley, who often hosted parties in their Encino mansion that drew young men and Hollywood figures.
As you know, Hawaii plays a central role in and is crucial to the investigation. "Egan was able to file suit in Hawaii because of a law there that extended the statute of limitations for older cases such as Egan’s," BuzzFeed Staff writes. "The extended deadline was April 24, 2014. Egan’s complaint was filed on April 16, 2014."
Bryan Singer's attorneys have yet to respond to this development.