'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing 17-year-old boy in 1999: The plaintiff in the lawsuit was named as Michael F. Egan III, a resident of Nevada. The lawsuit alleges that Singer "manipulated his power, wealth, and position in the entertainment industry to sexually abuse and exploit the underage Plaintiff through the use of drugs, alcohol, threats, and inducements." The lawsuit further alleges that Singer was part of a group of powerful men in the entertainment industry who "maintained and exploited boys in a sordid sex ring." So, the X-men movies aren't just metaphors for accepting homosexuality, but for the less-innocuous idea of older gay men grooming teenagers to join their secret group (kind of casts a new angle over "Apt Pupil" as well)? 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer's accuser details alleged sex abuse at 15 years old: A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued. Singer's a film director. That's the ultimate pedo "get out of jail free" card. Just ask Roman Polanski and Woody Allen But, seriously, there's been a certain amount of chatter recently, including from some former child actors, about there being a tolerance in Hollywood for sexually abusing young people. Whether or not Singer has been a beneficiary of that tolerance remains to be seen. In the more general sense, however, one wonders if the industry shouldn't be looked at more carefully.