"X-Men" director Bryan Singer has been named in a second lawsuit alleging sexual assault, The Daily Beast reports. Singer is already facing a lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in California and Hawaii.
The new suit says Singer and Broadway producer Gary Goddard sexually assaulted a British teen, the story reports.
"Singer was already accused by the lawyer for Michael Egan, 31, of allegedly sexually assaulting and physically abusing Egan in a series of incidents in Hawaii and California as a teenager," the story reports. "The new lawsuit filed by Egan’s attorney, Jeff Herman, alleges that Singer and Broadway producer Gary Goddard sexually assaulted a British teenager.
The man filing the suit is referred to in the document as “John Doe No. 117,” the report notes.
"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," the piece reports.
Attorneys for Singer and Goddard have strongly denied all the allegations against the men, as we reported previously.
"Bryan Singer himself claimed he was the victim of a 'sick, twisted shakedown.' His attorney said the new charges were 'completely false,'" the story reports.
"According to the lawsuit, which Herman intends to officially announce [today, Monday] at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles at 2 p.m., Goddard first contacted the teenager via social media when he was 14. The producer allegedly told the young man he was good-looking, and that he knew people in London and Hollywood who could help him get work in his acting career. One of those people, Goddard allegedly added, was Singer," the story reports.
The report adds: "When the teenager was 14 or 15, the suit contends, Goddard communicated that he loved John Doe. 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."
Alan Grodin, Goddard's attorney, reportedly sent an email to The Daily Beast in which he said: “It is a shame that the specious claim made by Herman in the Egan case has resulted in this new claim that we note is over 10 years old.”
"Grodin said he and Goddard would fully respond to the latest suit when they had properly assessed it," the story reports, adding that Grodin said: “For now we will say the claims are denied and Gary will vigorously defend.”