Bryan Singer Plans To Countersue Sexual Abuse Accuser

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April 18, 2014 | 3:56am EST

X-Men director Bryan Singer’s attorney has announced he plans to countersue the man who hit the filmmaker with a lawsuit of allegations of sexual assault.
Michael Egan, 31, is suing the director over claims he sexually assaulted him when he was a minor during a two-year span.
On Thursday, Egan held a press conference about the lawsuit with his lawyer, Jeff Herman, alleging he had reported the alleged crimes to the Los Angeles Police Department but his claims “fell on deaf ears”.
Now Singer’s own attorney Marty Singer has released a statement blasting the claims and stating the director’s intention to fight back with a countersuit.
The statement reads: “The claims made today about Bryan Singer are completely fabricated. We look forward to our bringing a claim for malicious prosecution against Mr. Egan and his attorney after we prevail.
“It is obvious that plaintiff’s attorney is not looking to litigate the case on its merits. This matter is nothing more than the attorney seeking to get his 15 minutes of fame by sending out a press release with his ‘media consultant’ yesterday and following up with a press conference today. Attorneys who try cases don’t hold press conferences.”
Egan is seeking at least $75,000 for each of his legal claims including intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery, assault, and invasion of privacy.
In the midst of the scandal, Singer has reportedly pulled out of a previously scheduled appearance at the comic book and film WonderCon event in Anaheim, California this weekend, where he was set to promote his upcoming film, X-Men: Days Of Future Past.