‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer under investigation — new sexual assault claim surfaces

Tep Mayo – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – “X-Men” director Bryan Singer is once again under law enforcement scrutiny as a new sexual assault report has been filed against him.

The New York Police Department is currently investigating Singer, 48, after a criminal complaint surfaced on May 9, alledging that the director sexually assaulted a man in his 20s in March 2014, in New York City.

Deputy Chief Kim Royster of the NYPD confirmed that the Hollywood director is under investigation by the department’s Special Victims Unit. Moreover, according to a police source, as told to the Daily News, “Singer has been named by the complainant.”

Prior to this recent police report, Singer was also named in two sexual assault cases.

The first civil lawsuit against Singer was filed in May by a “John Doe 117,” who, as a teen, was allegedly drugged and sexually abused by Singer in a London hotel. However, the British complainant dropped the case in July 2014.

The second, filed in April, was by Michael Egan, 31, accusing the director for sexual assault; the crime allegedly perpetrated when Egan was still 17, during trips to Hawaii and L.A. The alleged victim also dropped the case.

Even with the most recent sexual assault complaint, no charges have been filed against Singer, and the director vehemently denied the accusations.

In a statement, Singer said: “The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false.” Singer even called the claims as “fictitious.”

Meanwhile, Singer’s attorney, Martin Singer (no relation to the director), spoke to Buzzfeed:

“Neither my client nor any of his representatives have been contacted by the NYPD, or anyone else about an alleged criminal investigation of my client,” he said. ‘My client did not engage in any criminal or inappropriate behavior with anyone in New York or elsewhere.”

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