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3: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
4: The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug
6: The Matrix
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Originally Posted by Se7en Sins
They say all publicity is good publicity but...
X-Men director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing underage male child actor and giving him alcohol and drugs during 'sordid Hollywood sex ring' parties
The 48-year-old director was hit with a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hawaii
Victim Michael Egan is now 31, but was 17 years old when Singer carried out some of the alleged abuse
Just a month before his next film X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to release, director Bryan Singer has been accused of child molestation.
According to documents filed in Hawaii, 31-year-old Michael Egan claims Singer used his power in the entertainment industry to sexually exploit him when he was an underage teen actor striking it out in Los Angeles.
Now Egan is suing the director, for $300,000 for the 'catastrophic psychological and emotional injuries' he says he suffered, the documents filed Wednesday explain.
Representing Egan is attorney Jeff Herman, who plans on filing more sex abuse cases against film industry execs soon.
'Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children. This is the first of many cases I will be filing to give these victims a voice and to expose the issue,' Mr Herman said in a press release.
In the suit, Egan claims the abuse started when he was 14 or 15 and moved to Los Angeles with his family to start his acting career.
It was in LA that he was introduced to another Hollywood powerplayer, Marc Collins-Rector and his lover Chad Shackley, he claims. Egan was invited to one of Collins-Rector's 'notorious' parties held at his home, dubbed the M&C Estate in Encino, California.
According to the suit, the parties were well-known in Hollywood and attended by investors in Collin-Rector's company who lured young boys as part of a 'sordid sex ring'. Collins-Rector eventually faced justice himself, admitting in court in 2004 that he lured five minors across state lines for sexual purposes.
While these parties allegedly 'featured sexual contact between adult males and the many teenage boys', Egan maintains he 'never freely' consented to the advances.
It was two or three months after Collins-Rector began allegedly abusing Egan that he was introduced to Singer at one of the parties.
Egan was in the pool when Collins-Rector approached him and ordered him out to hug Singer.
Egan was nude, as per the rules of the house pool, so when he hugged Singer the director allegedly 'grabbed his bare buttocks'.
Egan claims the three then went to a jacuzzi where he was ordered to sit on Collins-Rector's lap before being passed off to Singer.
Egan claims Singer brought him an alcoholic beverage, even though he was under age, and then promised him a part in one of the upcoming movies he was directing.
He spoke about the people at the party, saying 'this group' controls Hollywood.
According to the lawsuit, Singer told Egan he was 'sexy' and went on to masturbate the underage boy and perform oral sex on him. The director then told Egan to do the same to him, but the then-minor says he resisted.