Bryan Singer Calls Underage Sex Abuse Allegations 'Vicious,' Pulls Out of 'X-Men' Promo Events
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:00 -0700
Amid serious accusations of using force and drugs to have sex with a 17-year-old boy in 1999, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer is responding to the allegations, calling them "vicious" and "completely false," and is pulling himself out of upcoming media events for the film.
Singer tells ET, "The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from X-Men: Days of Future Past. This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career. So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I've decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film. However, I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is. I want to thank fans, friends and family for all their amazing and overwhelming support."
In a lawsuit filed April 16 in Hawaii Federal Court that was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the plaintiff, Michael F. Egan III, says the misconduct against him took place approximately 15 years ago in homes in Los Angeles and Hawaii, during several parties where Singer allegedly forced him to do cocaine and then used force to sexually abuse him.
Emily Blunt Ready For War In 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Poster
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:19:00 -0700
The world is on the Edge Of Tomorrow and only Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise can bring the planet back from the brink of destruction. In this newly-released billboard/banner poster, we get a better look at Blunt suited up and ready for action.
The story, set far in the future during a violent invasion by hostile aliens, follows Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise), a solider with little combat experience, who gets sent on a suicide mission that leads to his death. However, for reasons he doesn't understand, he wakes up in a time-loop being forced to relive the same mission over and over.
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