ABC Pulls Bryan Singer Promos Amid Controversy; Watch The Accuser's Press Conference
Less than 24 hours after the news first hit that a federal lawsuit has been filed against X-Men: Days Of Future Past director Bryan Singer in regards to allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy 15 years ago, the ramifications have already started as it's learned ABC has begun pulling promos with Singer's named attached.
Deadline reports that ABC has pulled promos for the new drama series The Black Box in which Bryan Singer is an executive producer. It's said a small number of promos featuring Singer's name that have been in circulation have been pulled. The series premieres next week.
Regarding the lawsuit which was filed by the same attorney that represented the alleged Elmo Kevin Clash sex abuse victims, it alleges that Bryan Singer drugged, raped, provided drugs and alcohol as well as threatened and told false promises of appearing in movies to then 17-year-old Michael Egan, who it's said Singer took to Hawaii for sex in 1999 as well.
TMZ was on hand to record the recent press conference with Michael Egan, where Egan stated he did complain to the LAPD, but no action was taken: "It fell on deaf ears."
Egan says, in the video, about why he chose to come out with it now is that he had been suffering a long time dealing with the pain. He says he had an alcohol problem to help deal with it and 11 months ago stepped into his first trauma therapy meeting. Egan then proceeds to recount his alleged encounters.
Bryan Singer's lawyer previously released a statement denying the accusations.
“We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit,” said Martin Singer, Bryan Singer's attorney. “It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan’ s new movie is about to open in a few weeks.”