Oh man – things are going from bad to worse for Bryan Singer, it seems. The X-Men director was already facing sex abuse allegations, but now a new accuser has come forward claiming that he was also a victim of Singer’s and Broadway producer Gary Goddard.
The lawsuit was filed by the first accuser’s lawyer, and the details are pretty fucked up. Apparently, Singer and Goddard had contact with a British teenager from the time he was 14 via social media. Goddard had the initial contact and told the boy that he was good looking and that he knew agents – namely Singer – who could get him work. When he was 17, they told him they were coming to London for a Superman premiere, and invited him to attend the after party.
At the after party, they offered the plaintiff – known in the lawsuit as John Doe No. 117 – a Quaalude, which he refused, before Singer and Goddard started grabbing him and molesting him. When the teen refused, apparently he was restrained/beaten by some kind of muscle men, and it went downhill from there.
From The Daily Beast:
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.
… And from the after party:
When Singer removed his boxer shorts, the suit alleges, the teenager said, “I do not want to do that.” 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. Singer attempted to anally penetrate the teenager. The next morning, according to the complaint, Singer contacted the teenager to apologize.
The teenager, the suit contends, “only recently became cognizant that he has suffered psychological and emotional injuries, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the Defendants’ sexual acts. Such injuries are severe, continuing, and permanent.”
The suit contends that Singer violated the law by sexually assaulting the teenager, traveling to a foreign country for “illicit conduct with a minor,” that he had arranged to “meet with a minor to engage in lewd and lascivious behavior,” and that by allegedly coercing the teenager in the way he did, Singer committed an act of “gender violence” against him.
What the fuck is up with these perverts? Seriously, I know there’s the whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing, but for some reason, this just all seems too messed up to be false. I seriously hope shit like this gets exposed more and more and these awful human beings are punished for preying on young, vulnerable people. Absolutely disgusting.