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Bryan Singer's Sex-Abuse Accuser Part Of New Documentary

Oh, Hollywood. 

The defense lofted by attorneys for Bryan Singer, the openly gay director of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, includes the claim that Michael Egan, the man who's suing Singer over allegations of rape that stem from the late '90s, manufactured the whole thing for attention. 

News that Egan is working with a Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg on a documentary might not help his case against Singer's team. 

Variety reports:

Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg has spent the last two years working on a scandalous new documentary about sex abuse in Hollywood that includes allegations about Bryan Singer, Variety has confirmed.

Michael Egan, who filed a lawsuit this week alleging Singer raped him as a teenager, has been cooperating with Berg on her documentary.

The Daily Mail first broke the story about Berg’s film.

It’s unclear if Egan had been interviewed on camera for the film. Amy Berg, who runs Disarming Films, received an Oscar nomination for her 2006 documentary “Deliver Us From Evil,” about sex abuse allegations in the Catholic Church.

As other (unverified) sources flood online media claiming to confirm Singer's sordid sex scene, Hollywood insiders don't think the scandal will affect one of the most anticipated films of summer. 

"In the end, the question becomes how much of the American public is 'auteur-ist' enough to associate a movie with its director," says Prof. Robert Thompson, director of Syracuse University's Bleier Center of Television & Popular Culture"Is the alleged bad behavior enough to keep them from seeing the next installment of 'X-Men'? And I think for most people that's very much not the case."

 

Comments

Having been to a Brian Singer party, I have no doubt this guy is telling the truth. He's a creepy, age obsessed, horrible person.

I don't think that this will hurt the movie with the majority of the public.   Most people just don't care about this kind of story.   The reported facts don't really support the innocence of anyone involved, and Egan was not a "child" so it will probably blow over...........so to speak.

It all depends on the mood of the public. People tend to believe stories about rape and abuse when the person is a trusted figure: teacher, clergy member, coach, scout master, etc. When it involves a famous figure, it depends. As we've seen in the other post on this topic, people think he know what he was getting into and therefore it's not rape. I disagree, but that's me. If he plays the "gay mafia running Hollywood" card, which I believe he has in some interviews, he'll get the sympathy of homophobes but turn others off.

Eh, whatever. If he got raped, the least they can do is give him 15 minutes of fame in return. And kick the famous director guy in the nuts. I wish I could sue my rapist and kick him in the nuts and be in a film too. But who does that, really?

no way am i gonna miss this movie i have watched the series about 10 to 20 times no way will i miss this one and i dont believe he did it you dont keep flying to hawaii for more so get over it people want easy money and willing to ruin a good man reputation sorry i just meant to say hell yes i will be seeing it

no way am i gonna miss this movie i have watched the series about 10 to 20 times no way will i miss this one and i dont believe he did it you dont keep flying to hawaii for more so get over it people want easy money and willing to ruin a good man reputation sorry i just meant to say hell yes i will be seeing it

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