Thursday, April 17, 2014

X-Men Director Accused Of Sexually Molesting Teen Boy

A lawsuit was filed yesterday accusing X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually assaulting a male teen who was 14 or 15 at the time. According to the suit, the teen is now about 30, and he says in his filing that he went to a party in Encino and Singer was present and offered the teen booze and then performed oral sex on the teen and then forced the teen to also perform oral sex on Singer. According to the suit, this was not the only encounter the pair had. On another occasion the teen said that Singer flew the teen to Hawaii and gave the teen coke and promised him a role in movies if he would have sex with Singer. Singer's attorney said the lawsuit is filled with lies and denies anything like this ever happened and that it is a blatant publicity grab. Apparently the party the teen went to was notorious for older men having sex with teens. The attorney for the teen said he would be filing additional suits against other top Hollywood players accusing them of similar behavior.

75 comments:

Violet said...

You'll have to explain to me what happens with a lawsuit - does that mean that the ex teen is looking for compensation or that he is looking to criminally prosecute Singer?

Steampunk Jazz said...

Statutory. Gotcha, pedo.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Lawsuit means compensation, Vi.

surfer said...

Haven't you posted blinds, and reveals, about Bryan Singer before? This sounds very familiar.

Also, what parent allows a teen to fly to Hawaii to be with an older male?

MISCH said...

Isn't there a statute of limitations ? I just read it's 12 years in Australia but less here…
Something is fishy about this. I'm not saying Singer is innocent but this is odd…

Robert said...

Assuming the kid's allegation is true, it would be great to see one or more Hollywood pedophiles and/or ephebophiles get nailed at last. That is assuming that the stuff this site and others like it publish about filmmakers trading sex with children/teens for roles is true.

On the other hand, as someone already pointed out, this being a civil action, the man in question could be in for an enormous payday if he can get a jury to believe him. That makes one at least consider the possibility that his motives might not be as pure as the driven snow.

Either way, it'll be interesting to see how this story pans out.

Steampunk Jazz said...

The police can't do anything due to statute of limitations, only murder has no time limit for prosecution AFAIK.
Besides, this kid ( at the time) unless he has documentation, is in a " he said/did - he said" position.
Want some coffee?...its fresh~~~

caroline david said...

Bryan Singer is known for his huge "boy parties" and he likes the young and consent boys and the orgies

http://www.queerty.com/los-angeles-a-gays-gather-at-roland-emmerich-bryan-singers-post-pride-party-20090615/
But there is a huge difference between orgy and rape.
I guess it will finish with a huge check and a agreement

caroline david said...

@Surfer
The parents of a consent guy ? Dinah Lohan?

Catsup said...

@Misch - it was filed in Hawaii because there isn't a statute of limitations on sexual abuse suits or if there is, it's much longer than California. (which I believe is 3 years?? not sure about this).

Violet said...

There's a whole load of criminal prosecutions going on in the uk for historical sex offences (by celebrities) at the moment. We're talking 20,30 years ago. No statute of limitations seems relevant. Is it different in the US?

Steampunk Jazz said...

Not to downplay Singer's role but this kid knew the score( or his parent/guardian did).
Doesn't mean this guy can't regret the past and may need the money to heal or even feel that this is the best way to blow the lid off the parties, but it will come down to a payday.

Steampunk Jazz said...

@Vi, America has a time limit for prosecution of a crime. There is no time limitation on civil suits, where the objective is to get money or acknowledgement that a crime was committed. ( social censure)

laura ramona said...

Disgusting if it is true. children should be protected and they are not. it' s a drama with abused teens, boys or girls. most of the victims never talk about it. I was sexually assaulted myself and each time I tried to tell what happened, I was under "investigation" for making things up. I got more harrase after with every detail being under scrutiny. No wonder no abused person hides it

surfer said...

@Steampunk - I think the statute of limitations varies, depending upon where you live.

Here in Toronto, police have charged a sexual offender, a guy who was an usher at Maple Leaf Gardens in the 60s and 70s, with an additional 108 (!) charges. He will plead guilty next week to 103 of those charges.

He was charged in the 90s for crimes that occurred during the same period. He was sentenced to two years less a day, which was later increased to five years. Google Gordon Stuckless.

Renoblondee said...

Wonder why he waited so long.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Hey surfer! Go Toronto!
Its a shame that he caused so much damage for so long.
That bastard need to castrate himself and jump like that Wu Tang fella, guarantee Stuckless wouldn't be missed...

trudi said...

If this was a 14 year old girl, would anyone be blaming her or saying what took her so long or that she's in it for the money?

Leekalicious said...

I'm glad another one is being exposed.

it took forever said...

Finally. Happening too long now. They call him chicken hawk and many blame him for brad Renfro death

it took forever said...

Finally. Happening too long now. They call him chicken hawk and many blame him for brad Renfro death

FearN said...

Probably, that's the sad part. Sometimes it's genuine and sometimes people are in it to make a buck. The ones in it solely for the payday ruin it for the real victims.

Count Jerkula said...

So singer wasnt hanging out at a Sweet 16 party, it was a gathering of pedos and young hustlers, one of which is now looking for a cash grab? Considering the kid went to Hawaii with him, the kid was cool with it all. Everyone knows you gotta fuck for vacations.

Ragnar Lothbrok aka Enty circa 1002 said...

@ trudi said "If this was a 14 year old girl, would anyone be blaming her or saying what took her so long or that she's in it for the money?"
Yes look at the backlash that Dylan Farrow has gone through since her co-op piece was published. and those were her own words...

Steampunk Jazz said...

@ Trudi, If she went to a party where she was in a group of her peers and all the other guests were old guys?
Wait...that actually happened, should I sue? But see, I could have left.
If it were me and my peers and lesbians? If I wasn't interested, I'd leave.
He could have too.
But then...I'm cynical and when I was a kid, I thought I had all the answers...
The kinda crap I got into taught me different.
Money grab

auntliddy said...

Terrible if true. Hope justice prevails.

Catsup said...

Just wanted to revise: California statute of limitations for filing a civil suit for sexual abuse is 6 years from the victim's 18th birthday. (by 26th birthday)

Steampunk Jazz said...

Good one @ Ragnar! ( love your name:-D )

Suzie P said...

Children aren't safe on any film set. My daughter's grandmother is a pretty famous person in the industry and when she went to work for her on a summer job, she paid her well below minimum wage (half) and totally took advantage of their relationship to save a few bucks on her budget. These people are soulless....

B626 said...

This must be a civil suit. Too much time gone by for a criminal one. That said, the biggest complaint I'm sure is that he's not a movie star! Makes you wonder what all the boys he did cast in various films went thru to get there.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Thanks Catsup, I wasn't sure about the civil aspect, I know it varies from state to state. So der where the suit was filed?

Leekalicious said...

@Count
Come on now, Count, just because the kid went on a vacation with him means nothing. Well, it does mean something - that the kid was plied with vacations (and no doubt, everlasting love). Kids this age aren't emotionally ready for breakups, and that's part of the reason for legal age law. I wish people realized that it's not just the physical component. Guys like this take advantage of the innocence and gullibility of the child.

humble1 said...

He is looking for compensation. It's a money grab.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Singer is openly gay, and in that sense this suit will have a limited impact on his career.

What this suit is really about is a shot across the bow to all the 'other top Hollywood players', some presumably closeted.

The message is: pay up or be exposed.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

You Americans are strange. He rapes a person and you think the worst thing is that the person was a teen at the time? If he had been forty it would be OK for him to be raped?

angel said...

Yet another one who rather than go to police sues for damages? As someone who was abused at a young age I can tell you if/when you decide to act its never for money its for justice and recognition that you were abused and didn't make it up.

urban chaos said...

Surfer, every time I see that effer on the news I wonder why someone hasn't bashed his skull in yet.

If singer is targeting teens he deserves everything and more- plenty of pretty boys to go around that are the age of consent. $ and power are a heady aphrodisiac (pardon the pun..;) but 14-15? He needed to walk away.

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Catsup said...

@steampunk, it was filed in Hawaii. Hawaii amended it's law from 2 years to 8 years last year. That amended law includes an exception that gives victims who were barred under the previous, 2 year statute of limitations law, two years from the implementation of the new law to sue. Since he's 31, I am guessing that the suit is filed under that exception. (It's confusing, I know.)

surfer said...

@urban - every time I hear his name, I'm reminded of Martin Kruze, who took his life because of all this.

Crystal Decanter said...

Singer was charged before with forcing two teenage boys to shower together during filming. It was in the early 1990s I believe. The case fell apart due to lack of evidence but that is still a clear pattern of behavior.

SueRH said...

All of the news outlets are reporting that he was 17 when this happened, not 14 or 15.

Alia said...

The age of consent in Hawaii is 16, and his parents either allowed him to fly off the continent multiple times with grown men or they couldn't control him. Either way, I don't for a minute believe he was coerced. This is a money grab pure and simple.

Chrystal said...

If you google Bryan Singer datalounge, you'll see that this stuff about him, and even Kevin Spacey has been floating around for years. Although the timing of the lawsuit is suspect (Singer's new X-Men drops next month), I don't doubt them. Singers high rolling buddies better watch their backs.

urban chaos said...

:( too many victims walking around with hidden scars

As a further, if this holds merit I hope it leads to more victims coming forward and speaking up!!

rajahcat said...

you'd be surprised at what parents might allow in pursuit of fame for their kid and money for them....

I've seen it many times......

Singer sounds like just a great guy-no?

keep your kids out of the business at all costs.....it is a playground for horny debauched idiots

Alicia said...

Ain't no party like a Kevin Spacey party

Crystal Decanter said...

Then there is this: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001741/board/flat/206514215?p=1

Ri said...

Whether or not this particular incident(s) is true (although, Singer has a rep)... it is high time these pedos in Hollyweird using their power for their sick pleasures get outted and prosecuted. I just hope false stories don't cause the true stories to fall on the wayside. It's a slippery slope!

Ri said...

@it took forever... Wow! I never heard about the Singer and Refro connection. That's nuts!

Ri said...

*Renfro*

CharRicho said...

The way I read it, the REASON that it is rape, is because the guy was a teen at the time. As in, he wasn't old enough to consent, and so any sexual activity is sexual assault. If he had been 40, as you said, it would not have been rape, seeing as he "consented" to the encounters (though as I said, he technically did not, because he was a teen, and therefore could not consent).

If he had been 40, it would have been just another sexual encounter between two people. The "teen" part is the whole point.

CharRicho said...

So, hmmm ok the fact that he didn't come forward with this within the timeframe that it could have been a criminal prosecution... well that always bothers me in these situations. Like, yes, this is a horrible thing that happened, but if so, file charges. Go after the person, not the money. So of course that makes me think, that if this happened, that the guy had no problem with it happening until he needed/wanted money.

THAT being said, if it did happen, it is still a crime, and Singer does deserve to be exposed and suffer some consequences for it, even if that isn't in the form of criminal justice. And just because someone goes for the money grab, doesn't mean that what they're alleging didn't happen. And even if he was "ok" with it all at the time, he was still 14/15 and that is most definitely NOT ok and should not be ok with other people. There is a reason for these age of consent laws, and they are to protect young people who cannot or don't know how to protect themselves, or don't understand the real consequences of what they're going along with.

So yah, I'm not saying it's not a money grab. And filing civil as opposed to criminal charges is always going to taint these kind of things. It's really hard to make judgements about allegations that have not been proven in court (not that we all don't do it anyway). But if it did happen , it's still awful, regardless of whatever money changes hands.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Agree @CharRicho. Expose the bastard and his cronies and get the money, legally. Can't stand chicken hawks.

daisy0714 said...

What is the Singer/Renfro connection? Have not heard of this.

MrPresident said...

guy running a casting couch nothing new, i would like some female actresses name some big time directors

__-__=__ said...

Give him the money! Anything to slow down the pervs. They don't react to shame or punishment. Team GetMoneyBitch!!

crila16 said...

Why is this being filed 15 years later?

TalksTooMuch said...

This sounds so much like the Kevin Clash Elmo case, took a lot of money, but it went away too.

FS said...

Good to know that victim blaming is still alive and well in our enlightened age.

If you want to know why victims of abuse/harassment don't come forward, this thread is a great reminder. It is also why, no, there won't be a whole slew of victims coming forward now, and no, Dan Schneider will never, ever, ever be held accountable for what he (probably) did all these years either.

The Sandusky case is the best example. The victims spoke up and no one believed them for years. It was only when the assistant coach finally spoke up about what he had seen with his own eyes did anyone give any credibility to the kids who suffered. The kids who 'waited too long' who were 'just looking for a payout'.

The only thing missing from this thread is speculation about what the kid was wearing. Shameful.



FS said...

(Previous comment not meant as a blanket indictment against those who did not engage in victim blaming. Sorry for not being more precise about that).

As you were.

feraltart said...

Good on him for coming forward. Victims aren't believed. One guy who was sexually abused at a school in country NSW went to the police & they didn't believe him, so he letter box dropped the area to encourage other victims to come forward & it blew the case wide open. We don't know that this person hasn't gone to the police, & it very likely took him all these years to gather his courage. I applaud anyone who finds the strength to confront their abuser.

Rose said...

How old is Bryan Singer? He doesn't look too old in the pic posted so how old would he have been 15 years ago?

There is no article linked and based on the comments I'm not sure if he is being sued for rape or statutory rape. If the teen was forced then it's surprising he would fly across the ocean to meet with him, especially if the coke and movie offer came once he was in HI. That would imply he went to hang out with the man who assaulted him. I don't know if helps his case or not that several suits are being filed at once. It could be that he gathered courage to go after anyone who raped him or it could also be seen as him hoping the more people he sues the higher the chance of a payday.

I wasn't aware of the horrible reputation BS has earned himself.

Dingle Barry said...

I would be interested to know more about the Sex Trafficking laws that the US has recently been focusing on and if this would be applicable. Seems as though underage sex/coercion/crossing state lines is at play here. Where is Lady Heisenberg for clarification??

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KarenK said...

24th bday if 6 years, right?

Malibu Borebee said...

The 17-18 year old was trying to be a model/actor. He was first introduced to a friend of Singer's, then eventually to Singer himself. He was trying to get a part in Singer's first X-Men film.

The civil suit was filed in Hawaii because the alleged activity with Singer took place there. At the time, the age of consent in Hawaii was 14, it has now been raised to 16.

You can say or think whatever you like about Bryan Singer. He's never made any secret that he prefers young sex partners. He also knows how to keep it legal. This suit is a failed actor looking for a payoff years after he tried to make it using the casting couch. He'll probably get a nice check for this bullshit.

You can save your "how dare you blame the victim" overblown internet outrage. I don't blame Michael Jackson's victims. I don't blame real victims. I'm just not gullible enough to fall for every cry of "I'm a victim, pay me!" that goes on in Hollywood. I especially don't fall for it 15 years after the incident and one month before the alleged perpetrator has a huge Summer blockbuster hitting the theaters. It's just too coincidental to be credible.

Principessa Marina said...

According to the blind "the teen" is now 30 and I think the statue of limitations for filing a suit like this has long expired. Unless he's invoking the "forgot the trauma until yesterday" re-start.

And what parent lets a grown man fly his teenage son to Hawaii?

Principessa Marina said...

@Violet only a prosecutor can file criminal charges, so by definition this lawsuit is civil and for the most part civil suits are about money. Sometimes they're about other things such as forcing people to stop some action but in this case it would be about money.

Principessa Marina said...

@steampunk you're wrong about there being no statute of limitations on civil suits in America. There is - and it varies by the type of suit, and by the state.

dafuc said...

This is such BS. Here's the latest:

"Egan says he sued 2 men who he claims molested him at parties back in 2000, but Singer was NOT named. Egan's current lawyer, Jeff Herman, doesn't know why.."

I'll tell you why. Because his first lawsuit failed after both police and FBI investigations, so now he's trying a new tack, going after Singer this time.

He's just a failed actor trying to score money shakedown style. This makes me sick to my stomach because he causes people in general to become more suspicious of real victims.

Casey said...

If you google the case number you can see a copy of the actual filed complaint:

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

Unknown said...

Singer's parties are legendary in gay hollywood circles. Young closeted gays stars like Taylor Lautner show up to get prime beef to break their cherry and old gay hollywood picks out twinks willing to do anything for fame. They parodied it on Queer as Folk.

Scallywag said...

"Yet another one who rather than go to police sues for damages? As someone who was abused at a young age I can tell you if/when you decide to act its never for money its for justice and recognition that you were abused and didn't make it up."

What would you do if you did go to the police and they did nothing? Is not an action in tort better than nothing?

Whether this guy has a case or not is conjecture at this point. For all the people here who haven't read up on what is available so far yet already know he's a gold-digger, keep that in mind the next time you wonder why Hollywood abuse victims rarely come forward.

http://dlisted.com/2014/04/17/x-men-director-bryan-singer-accused-of-drugging-and-raping-an-underage-teenager/