Friday, April 18, 2014

Three More Hollywood Sex Abuse Suits Being Filed Next Week

It is going to be a busy week for attorney Jeff Herman, who said at a press conference yesterday that he will be filing three similar sexual abuse lawsuits against three high profile Hollywood power players that are on par with Bryan Singer. He will also name drop some very high profile A list actors who attended the parties where the sexual abuse took place. I expect that anyone who has ever been to one of these parties is dreading having their activities come to light and publicists will be working overtime next week to spin it however they can. Yesterday afternoon, Bryan Singer's attorney said they are planning on filing a countersuit, presumably for defamation, but that is going to be really tough to prove. I'm sure that the accuser, Michael Egan will not be the only person to say they were a victim at some of these parties, whether Bryan Singer was there or not. I'm actually shocked Gloria Allred hasn't announced that she has signed up a bunch of people and had her own press conference. If the allegations are proved does this put Singer in the same group of pariah directors as Roman Polanski and Woody Allen? Will stars like Hugh Jackman continue to star in movies directed by Singer?

80 comments:

Bacon Ranch said...

I think that the Woody Allen story gave a lot of people courage to share their experiences.
I hope victims see justice. Maybe it will give even more people the strength needed to speak out.

It's going to be a looooong holiday weekend for the assholes who did this.

Happy Easter!

Steven O said...

I'm dumbfounded how this went on so long, and is only now getting attention. The photos you get when you google the parties are insane.

nora nader said...

I have a feeling this will all be swept under the rug. Either that or they will use this guy as a scapegoat while the real perv's in Hollywood get off scott-free. /=

Hollywood always has a way of turning this stuff around. One person will get all the blame, when in fact, the blamed person was probably just a peon in the sick pedophile world of Hollywood.

If there is any karma in the world...please let the sick fuckers in Hollywood reap their shit 100 times over.

Sarah said...

Tmz has a photo from one of these parties. The guys are in costume, there's some really young looking dudes, then Singer dressed as a priest. :(

Henriette said...

The answer is "yes."

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Steven O said...

Taylor Lautner included for any specific reason there, Enty? Do we need to look at old blinds?

sandybrook said...

Are we sure Hugh Jackman wont be one of the A list actors named Enty?

FSP said...

Well it's about damn time!

Unknown said...

Taylor lost his cherry at a Bryan Singer party - He attended literally the week he turned Legal I believe. His parties are the worst kept secret in hollywood. If you watched Queer as Folk they did a party based on Singer's parties when they were making the gay comic book into a super hero movie...and that was back in the early 2000's.

Slap-n-Tickle said...

Unknown - you've got some good dirt. Were you at one of the parties?

surfer said...

I'm really curious how this is going to unfold, and in the process, who else will be exposed.

Also, Bryan Singer's lawyer is Marty Singer, aka the pitbull, so you just know that he's going to throw (and threaten) everything at this guy. He represents Tom Cruise and John Travolta as well.

sandybrook said...

Related @Surfer (Marty and Bryan?)

surfer said...

@sandy - they're not related.

KS said...

This has happened in Hollywood for a long time. The most disturbing to me is the Two Corey's being passed around like party favors. Just crazy. http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1490863

fedwaymom said...

Another web site talked about something similar years ago and that website got sued about something else but I'm drawing a blank about some of the details since it was a few years ago. Be careful enty I love this site and would hate for this site to get shut down too

anda marie said...

If you're in the industry in LA you know about Bryan & his parties. People will quitely be paid off & sign agreements to never speak again & this will all go away. The following month Bryan will have another party.

surfer said...

I wonder if Corey Feldman's name will come up. After all, he's talked about this many times, without naming names.

Renoblondee said...

Agree @anda

Miri said...

i don't know, i don't think this one is getting swept under the rug or going away. there are literally hundreds of stories and tons of pictures being posted all over reddit, datalounge, and other websites. there's too many people who've been involved and too much picture proof for it to just go away.

i think this thing is going to bust wide open.

Tina Mallette said...

With this kind of thing you need a whole lot more proof than he said he said. You need credible third party witnesses at least and Hollywood is full of sycophants who will be too afraid to lose their jobs, positions, status in Hollywood.n And many witnesses were probably indulging in one form or another of illegal behaviour so not in their interest to testify.

A bunch of legal aged gay men doing whatever at parties is not a crime.

How is bringing in a bunch of young hot gay guys to parties any different then bringing in a bunch of hot female models to parties, nightclubs etc.

veee said...

on gawker in the comments there's a "blind" and yes, there's a reason Taylor Lautner is in that pic. that being said let's predict some names. i say Jeremy Renner will be one.

Canasta said...

I am boycotting all his movies. It may be a small drop in the bucket but at least it's something

Nutty_Flavor said...

It's interesting to see how this is unfolding on some of the gay websites.

Some of the commenters are calling it a case of homophobia, saying it's another case of gays being accused of seducing and corrupting children.

The comments on the gay sites are much harder on the accuser than the comments on general websites.

Bacon Ranch said...

veee I'll add Spacey to your list.

rajahcat said...

wow this Singer thing is rolling now......

idk-this might be getting harder to sweep under the proverbial rug

Tina Mallette said...

And you know the guy who is pursuing this, he may realize there will probably not be a legal end to this story that would make him happy but just bringing this all out in the open at least is going to have a lot of people squirming and get people talking about the subject matter.

However if we believe all the blinds on this site, Hollywood doesn't seem to have changed for female actresses having to play the casting couch etc games. Just now guys and gals are being used and abused by both male and female power players.

caroline david said...

As i don't believe Egan has been raped as i agree that it's more corruption of teens.

Many peoples seem to confuse "orgy" and rape.

caroline david said...

Singer never was secret on his parties.I'm pretty sure that you sign a confidential agreement to be involved in it

#Gitit said...

The A list names will never be exposed. This will be drop just as Lindsay Lohan's sex list was dropped without the final six names being revealed.

Basil said...

I won't have the popular opinion here, but if I was a good looking teen, in the closet and desperate for some cock, I would have LOVED to go to one of these parties. Being passed around? As long as I got some presents, or at least a role in a movie. My very first time was a casting couch situation. He was WAAAAY older than me, but I did not care, as all I wanted to do was suck his cock. He was gentle and I was never forced to do anything I did not want to do.

FlirtyChick74 said...

+1@nora

SueRH said...

I bet Zach Efron also. That's why the poor kid is so f'd up now.

auntliddy said...

Polanski and allen are hardly pariahs. Both still working and respected. As long as this guy, who i never heard of, can turn a buck he will do fine. Unfair, but there it is.

Count Jerkula said...

Singer didn't bone this kid against his will. Kid went to a sex party, hoping to land a sugar daddy or some work.

Amartel said...

It was only a matter of time before the trial lawyers started mining Hollywood. Whatever your opinion, just check yourself to make sure you would have the same opinion if this was yet another lawsuit against a church (viz., is the victim a "child" when being "boned" by a priest but an opportunistic whore when being "boned" by a producer?)
Countersuit sounds like bs. Litigation privilege would be a complete defense.

surfer said...

For those that are interested, last night Casey posted the case number, which you can Google.

Case 1:14-cv-00177-SOM-BMK

Flora Goforth said...

It's a story as old as time...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0912586/

Leekalicious said...

Whatever happened to getting jobs based on merit? I've often wondered about this. I'm just talking about adults here. I mean, does the person who wants the job pretend to like the person with the job and just do it then and there? Or is it more likely an ongoing thing? How can it be satisfying for the hiring person if they know the hire-ee is only doing it for the job? Are actors gifted with 'instant intimacy'?

star said...

To be fair, they had people check IDs to make sure the guys at their parties were legal. They must have used a fake ID.

Me said...

If the guy who's suing was FORCIBLY RAPED, then that's horrible and Singer should be put on trial.

HOWEVER ... let's say the guy suing actually got cast in a Bryan Singer movie. Then would he still sue? Did taking coke and having sex then benefit him?

I don't want to be disrespectful to the victim (if he was truly victimized).

I don't really mind if Singer likes younger men. Straight men date and have sex with younger women all the time. I hate double standards.

I also think the other actors are: Taylor and Kevin Spacey.

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jane3113 said...

I agree. If true, this is horrible. However, I am always confused when the victim continues to travel with the abuser. He was scared for his family? Why? A director might kill them? I think that aspect will hurt his case. He made multiple trips with Singer after the first incident.

urban chaos said...

If you fall into the 'rabbit hole' here you'd see the other guy (party host) was convicted of trafficking minors across state lines. Take a closeting young gay teen struggling with isolation and his sexuality or someone repressed by their conservative family or even disowned for flirting with that idea and then take older powerful men with $$ preying on them promising them this glamourous world only to leave them used and hooked on drugs.

They should be prosecuted! Never,ind, the allegations that the victim had a gun pointed at him..


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Ri said...

Whatever has happened... I hope this stuff blows wide open! I'll be quite peeved if they're just paid and everything goes silent like it never happened. Hollywood seems to have a short memory :( Plus, I'm not going to lie... I want to see that list!!!!!!!!

Gary Burnaska said...

Stuff like this is probably why Taylor Swift's parents are so "hard to deal with".

Ri said...

Creepyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! Sorry, not clicky :-/

http://defamer.gawker.com/bryan-singers-obsession-with-barely-legal-boys-was-an-o-1564367291/+laceydonohue

0_0 said...

Polanski is only a "pariah" because he won't reenter the USA. Hollywood would love him to be back.

Sherry said...

@Basil-Your story is like almost all my gay friends. Their first time was with someone much older but they didn't feel like they were taken advantage of.

I think the reason is, and you can correct me if I am wrong, but at that age (14-16) boys are pressured to like girls. How can you tell, never having had sex whether a peer would be open? You live in fear of being outed. An older man understands and responds to you. There is a level of trust there that you will be protected. Does that make sense to anyone?

NOW that's not the same as sexual abuse. I clearly understand the difference. If this guys looking for a payout because he's down on his luck then shame on him.

Diana Maras said...

@ basil - it's great that you whore yourself out for money or fame I think everyone should suffer from low self-esteem and never value themselves because life is about never growing or evolving - life is about waste and damage - right? Idiot.

Just because there are people out there willing to be victims doesn't make it right. It's disgusting to pick on the weak.

angel said...

I think this man has a credibility problem. You don't keep returning to the 'scene of the crime' again and again and again unless you're an active participant.

CanadianMiss said...

What's the point of announcing that there will be more suits filed. Doesn't that just give the accused time to spin stories or make payoffs?

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feraltart said...

A real adult doesn't need to coerce, bribe or intimidate anyone into a sexual act or relationship. I sure as hell haven't. Hope the predators are outed & the book thrown at them.

Ri said...

@feraltart... AMEN!!!!!
Point is… even if a 14/15/16/17 year old snorts coke on their own free will, drinks alcohol like a champ, and EVEN seduces a grown ass person like a pro… it is still rape if that said grown ass person has sex with them! If an adult takes a child across state lines to a state where the age of consent is lower to have sexual relations with that child... the adult clearly knows it's wrong!

Basil said...

@Diana not that I need to explain myself to you, but I will just so maybe other people understand. When you grow up gay, you don't have a dating pool of guys to choose from. Your gaydar hasn't started working yet, and you certainly don't dare ask that cute guy from biology class out for ice cream.

I think I was probably wrong to use the term "casting couch" in my post since he never promised me anything and I never asked for anything. But he was in a position where I might be able to get some job offers in the film industry. But that didn't matter. He was the first person to tell me I was desirable and he wanted to have sex with me, and while I wasn't overly attracted to him, he did have a cock and I wanted to suck it to see what it was like. I was 21 or 22. Hardly an impressionable youth, but he knew it was my first time and was a gentleman. We did keep in contact after, and tried to set up another tryst, but we lived in different cities so it was difficult. He never used me. In fact, I may have used him actually.

But that is neither here nor there. Never call me an idiot again unless you know me personally and the situation involved. Thank you.

keetz4 said...

@Ri......most of the guys in that pool are in their 20s. The older, wealthier LA gays frequently have parties where good looking, younger gays are in attendance. Everyone in attendance understands the drill.

As for the teens Singer hooks up with........most of them are hustlers........who come from unhappy childhoods in places like Peoria or Topeka or Columbus. They were either bullied or kicked out of their homes by homophobic parents or were living in an environment that was toxic. They move to the city of dreams....LA....and frequently end up on the street, hustling in order to stay a live.

For them, guys like Singer are a step up. He makes promises that make their dreams look possible. He is an asshat but like someone posted earlier, this story is as old as time.......and there will always be people like Singer.

Just remember the story starts in places like Topeka........its the final chapter that gets written in LA.

Slim Peachy said...

REportedly he didn't just travel once but repeatedly with Singer.

This could be jilted lover territory. I will wait for more evidence to come out that this was not consensual. No one should have their careers derailed because of innuendo. I'll wait for a conviction before blacklisting the man from my life.

Jay said...

Well, at least there is going to be more of a view into the world of gay men. And, a heck of a lot of people are going to be repulsed by how most gay men act.

Who in their right mind would get into that pool!?
I can only imagine the body fluids floating around in there...

Rose said...

@Diana, it's great that when you find someone you consider down that you go ahead and kick them.

I didn't get low self-esteem from Basil's comment but if you did your response says a lot about you as a person.

teresa crane said...

I googled "Bryan Singer + DataLounge" and was taken down a very deep rabbit hole LOL if my fiancé ever checks my search history he's gonna find a link to a story about how Kevin Spacey liked to get loads shot on his face...

I was very curious to see the connection between Singer and Brad Renfro, who starred in Apt Pupil. The guys at DL say that Renfro went on several vacations with Singer and was treated in the same fashion.

I think we can safely guess that Taylor Lautner is/was also "vacations" with these guys as well.

Sherry said...

Here's my thing..It's okay to disagree with someone. Name calling is completely inappropriate and if you're trying to make an intelligent point you've just lost your audience. No one should ever have to resort to being rude to make what you're saying more profound.

__-__=__ said...

I continue to be Team GetMoneyBitch. There is a huge difference between gay and perv/pedo. Huge.

B626 said...

If he was underage then yes- not legal

Basil said...

@jay posted "Well, at least there is going to be more of a view into the world of gay men. And, a heck of a lot of people are going to be repulsed by how most gay men act."

I just want to add that "most gay" men do not actually act like that. Sure there are a few, and they are the ones with money and power. Hugh Hefner did (actually still DOES) do the exact same thing but only with young girls instead of guys. He was applauded for it. But I am sure the pearl clutchers will be out in force for Singer because he had parties with young guys and had sex with some of them. If it was young ladies (presuming of course that ID is asked for before the guests are allowed in) no one would care all that much.

Cake said...

So these kids are possibly bullied and discriminated against in their home towns so that makes it OK to drug them and pass them around at parties? They are less experienced and maybe more naive. People aren't meat. Even if they make bad choices that does not justify preying on them.

texas rose said...

I hear what you're saying Basil but if Hefner was banging out 15 yo girls at parties I disagree and think there would be an uproar. I agree money and power make straight and gay men act like idiots and there is a double standard between them just like there is for men and women but when minors involved I think some of that goes away and it would be a big deal no matter who was doing it.

keetz4 said...

@Cake......never said it was alright. But what's important to remember, is that it starts in places outside of Hollywood. You want to limit Singer's activities, America, treat your children, particularly your gay children, better.

@Jay.....what bothers you most, that the pool is crowded, or that its all men? Your biases may be showing........just sayin'.

penelope jane said...

@veee: would you mind linking me?

tmpr said...

Basil, love you.

Kat Stewart said...

I always had a feeling that happened to Jonathan Brandis and that's why he killed himself.

sugarbread maker said...

Sads all around

Lux said...

The whole situation creeps me out immensely. I feel like this is going to be the MJ trials all over again.

If Singer and his pals really are the scumbags that they are claimed to be, I hope they get what's coming to them. The whole idea of these secret sex parties is repulsive, particularly if the main goal is to score someone young and naive.

The other problem I have is that this type of thing just fuels homophobes in their beliefs that all gay people are perverts. Pedophiles and perverts will act on their impulses, regardless of sexual orientation. More often than not, it's about having control over their victims.

Again, this whole thing just makes me sick to my stomach :(

Rose said...

Were these parties ever meant to be super secret? I might not have been aware of Bryan Singer's reputation but there is a lot of gossip I don't know. The pictures of the pool party shows a lot of people and it would be hard to keep something so big secret. You can't have that many people invited and expect them to keep quiet about it unless everyone is signing confidentiality agreements.

Bubbles said...

All I want to know is does this mean Courtney Stodden and Paul Walkers girlfriend can sue for abuse now?

Vaudevil said...

Sherry said:

"Your story is like almost all my gay friends. Their first time was with someone much older but they didn't feel like they were taken advantage of.

I think the reason is, and you can correct me if I am wrong, but at that age (14-16) boys are pressured to like girls. How can you tell, never having had sex whether a peer would be open? You live in fear of being outed. An older man understands and responds to you. There is a level of trust there that you will be protected. Does that make sense to anyone?

NOW that's not the same as sexual abuse. I clearly understand the difference. If this guys looking for a payout because he's down on his luck then shame on him."

I can't believe you've fallen for this bullshit "mentor" talk. All this means is that your friends have been successfully groomed. As in: groomed to the point that they can't see anything wrong with what happened to them and believe it's par for the course in the gay world.

As in: Stockholm Syndrome groomed.

Did it not occur to your friends to ask themselves WHY these men were chasing after them in the first place? WHY should an older man be interested in a teenager? It couldn't possibly be that he wants to wield his power over someone who has none or little to speak of, could it now?

Yes, maybe if gay teenagers felt comfortable being themselves amongst their straight peers, at school or at home or in other venues where they could form relationships with other young men their own age without being judged for it, they would be less susceptible to older predators. Believe me, these predators know full well about the lack of support at home or school or wherever. Then they move in and EXPLOIT IT. Regardless of what bull they feed you, they are not motivated by a desire to "mentor" these young men, They are motivated by the prospect of tapping naïve, young ass.

The difference in power alone in such relationships says it all. These "mentoring" justifications need to STOP.

By parroting what your groomed friends tell you, you are enabling the cycle of abuse.

FlirtyChick74 said...

@Lux: I understand your feelings about this becoming a new rallying cry for homophobes. I dread the day my very narrow minded co-workers catch wind of this and want to have a full blown conversation about it. However, when you focus on the act (an older man taking advantage of a teenager), the conversation changes, trust me. Bryan Singer does not represent gay men. He does not represent LGBTQ people. No one deserves that. When you talk to your friends, family, co-workers and strangers, please remind them of that. Please remind them of the LGBTQ people/families whose lives and values are a world away from his.

MadLyb said...

They've been discussing Bryan Singer's parties for years over at Datalounge. Some of the posters actually attended some of these parties but were put in the back rooms because they looked too old (over 18). I was still surprised this hit the mainstream.

This isn't just something that is going on in Hollywood. A lot of politicians and very wealthy people engaging in pederasty and pedophilia, and I think we would be shocked at who these people are. I won't mention names, but they some are ex-Presidents. They don't get off on the usual stuff anymore, and most of the time, they get away with it.

MadLyb said...

Never edit from the middle. Sorry about the grammar.