The Daily Beast reports that a new sexual assault lawsuit is being filed against X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer and Masters of the Universe director Gary Goddard by a British man represented by Jeff Herman, the attorney representing Michael Egan in another lawsuit alleging that Singer, Goddard, others are involved in an "underage Hollywood sex ring." The man wishes to remain anonymous and is being called John Doe #117 (an internal number for the Los Angeles court not related to the Singer case).
According to the new allegations, Goddard contacted John Doe when he was 14 and offered to introduce him to people who could get him a job as an actor, including Singer. And then...
According to the lawsuit, he also “convinced” the boy to send him nude photographs of himself, video of him masturbating, and participated in a webcam session where both were nude and Goddard was masturbating. Later, when the boy was 15 or 16, Goddard insisted he strip and they lay on a bed naked and kissed, the suit alleges. On another occasion he allegedly "plied" the teenager with alcohol and “engaged him in anal intercourse,” according to the court filing.
When the man was seventeen, Goddard and Director Bryan Singer allegedly met up with him at a Superman premiere after party in London:
At the after-party, the suit alleges that Singer offered the teenager a Quaalude, which the teenager rejected, according to the suit. In the bedroom of the hotel suite, where an "after" after-party was being held, Singer and Goddard, the suit says, “starting grabbing John Doe in a sexual manner.” The teenager asked the men to stop. Goddard allegedly returned to the room with a “large, musclebound man” who began to smack the teenager around, according to the complaint.
When Singer removed his boxer shorts, the suit alleges, the teenager said, “I do not want to do that.” According to the complaint, Singer told the teenager to sit on top of him and masturbate, that he wanted to the teenager to ejaculate on him. Singer attempted to anally penetrate the teenager. The next morning, according to the complaint, Singer contacted the teenager to apologize.
There is some confusion over the age of consent in Britain at the time of the alleged assaults, which Herman has not clarified. The charges in the civil lawsuit claim that Singer broke United States law because he travelled to another country to engage in illicit conduct with a minor, and say that Singer committed "gender violence" on the man.
The Daily Beast also has a reply from Singer's lawyer, Marty Singer, who denies the allegations:
“After the substance of Mr. Herman’s previous defamatory and fabricated filing in Hawaii was disproved based on unassailable evidence, Mr. Herman’s desperation has led him to fabricate these new anonymous accusations against Mr. Singer, which we will also prove to be completely false,” Marty Singer said.
“It is time for the media and public to focus their attention on Mr. Herman’s nefarious motives and tactics which seem to be driven solely by his need to shake down an innocent man like Bryan Singer. We intend toseek sanctions against Mr. Herman for his reckless, unethical behavior,” the attorney added.
A statement from Goddard's attorney also denied the claims, saying, "For now we will say the claims are denied and Gary will vigorously defend."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, neither lawsuit has been served to Singer. We'll keep you updated.