Well this is something no fan of the X-Men franchise wants to read today. Bryan Singer, best known for directing The Usual Suspects, X-Men, X-Men 2, and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, has been accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in a federal lawsuit.
It was filed Wednesday in Hawaii and accused Singer, 48, of coming on to the 15-year-old "aspiring actor" at a party. Some of the party-goers, which allegedly took place at an Encino, California mansion, reportedly gave underage boys drugs and alcohol and then sexually assaulted them.
The accuser, Michael Egan III, who is now in his 30s, will appear at a news conference on Thursday. He alleges he was forcibly sodomized by Singer when he was 15, after Singer promised him a role in a movie. He also accuses Singer of other sexual encounters when he was 15 and 16.
Goodness, what to make of this story!