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