The man who accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually assaulting him at wild pool parties when he was 15 claimed orgies are common -- and based on what we know ... they are.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... there's a weekly party in L.A. that recruits very young men -- advertising 18 and up, but often attended by people with fake IDs who are underage, along with a bunch of very powerful older men in Hollywood.
The parties are usually held every Thursday night at various nightclubs in the Hollywood and West Hollywood areas.
The night of the party, promoters walk around and get the phone numbers of very good looking guys who appear young.
The promoters then text the people who fit the desirable profile and invite them to a weekend party at a private home.
The home parties often have hundreds of guests ... the young guys along with a number of Hollywood heavyweights, including major agents, movie and TV producers and directors and big names in music.
We're told there are plenty of private places for people to go ... but sometimes things happen out in the open.
Toward the end of the evening, a select few are invited to an after-party, and that's where things often swing out of control. We're told the parties often have drugs and alcohol readily available and it's very clear ... sex is the end game.
As for Bryan Singer, he has denied the allegations made by his accuser. That said ... we're told he attends some of the Thursday night parties. He also hangs with lots of young guys, and of course that's not illegal.
Prankster Ring Is
Sabotaging the Kardashian Family
13 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
A group of pranksters is on a diabolical mission to destroy the Kardashian family -- planting fake stories in the media, spreading nasty rumors, even making fake restaurant reservations -- at least ... Kris Jenner thinks so.
Sources close to Kris tell us, the matriarch is convinced she and the rest of the Kardashian family are the victims in an elaborate prank plot -- and she believes the people behind it are the same people who spread rumors she was in a sex tape.
We're told the group is responsible for a string of pranks against the family -- planting bogus stories about the sex tape, Kris dating a rapper, Kim's wedding, Rob Kardashian in rehab, and more.
Even crazier ... Kris believes one of the pranksters has been impersonating her to a tee, booking fake photoshoots and fancy restaurant reservations around the country.
We're told the group booked a Kardashian reservation at every Nobu in America last week -- and Kris only found out when her phone rang off the hook with requests to confirm. We're told Kris has now given her favorite restaurants code words to verify Kardashian reservations from here out.
Just when you thought the Kardashians couldn't get any faker.
Mike Epps Accuser
I'm No Groupie ...
I'm an Actress and He Jacked Up My Face
23 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
The woman Mike Epps allegedly punched at a movie premiere wasn't an annoying fan -- she's a comedic actress who says she has history with Epps ... and claims this photo proves he smashed her face up pretty badly.
TMZ has learned the alleged victim is Simone Shepherd, and according to her rep she's worked as Mike's ghost writer in the past. We're told she was at the "Haunted House 2" premiere because she was invited by the Wayans.
The rep says Simone did get into a heated conversation with Mike's wife at the premiere -- but claims when Mike separated them ... he punched her in the face.
Although cops say Simone showed no signs of injury at the party -- she says her jaw swelled like a melon later that night ... which is when she took the selfie.
We called Epps' rep for comment, but nothing yet.
$20k Shopping Spree After Bradley Fight
... At Nordstroms
18 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Manny Pacquiao didn't waste any time spending his new post-fight fortune -- TMZ Sports has learned he immediately dropped $20k on a clothing shopping spree for his 50-PERSON entourage ... at Nordstroms!
Paul Walker's Brothers
Mimicking Paul's Voice
For 'Fast and Furious 7'
33 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker's brothers don't just look like him, they sound like him too ... and TMZ has learned the "Fast and Furious 7" folks will use their voices to help fill out portions of Walker's movie dialogue.
Sources close to the the Walker family tell TMZ ... the production team for "FF7" will try something they have never done before ... merging archival audio of Walker's voice with his brothers' voices to fill in some gaps in the movie.
We're told it will take both brothers, Caleb and Cody, to get everything to match up. Our sources say the production team tested the voice of each brother and learned that certain words sound better coming from one brother, and different ones from the other ... so they will combine them to help make the dialogue work.
Our sources say the men have already started working on production.
PISSED OFF WWE
Wrestlers Warned to Stay Away!!
43 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Nancy Grace is being BLACKBALLED by the WWE over the way she covered the death of the Ultimate Warrior ... with superstars (past and present) being warned stay off her show -- OR ELSE!
Grace most recently enraged WWE officials when she had Diamond Dallas Page on her HLN show and strongly insinuated that Warrior's death was the result of steroid and drug abuse.
In fact, she even brought a doctor on the show -- who never treated Warrior -- to speculate that steroids and drugs directly led to the deaths of scores of young wrestlers.
She even scrolled a list of names -- which included Owen Hart -- who died during a freak accident on the set ... which had NOTHING to do with drugs or 'roids.
Now, we're told WWE is circling the wagons to ostracize Grace -- and though they haven't sent any official memos, we're told there's a strong word going around the grapevine that anyone connected to the brand should STAY AWAY from Nancy if they wanna keep a working relationship.
... and that's the bottom line.
Guess Who This Bat Boy
53 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Before this beat-dropping little boy became a world renowned DJ he was just another Batman lovin' lad growing up in California. Can you guess who he is?
Fiance Is All-Pro
4/18/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In other news...
WTF is going on with Courtney Stodden's lips?
Sure, she's known for her outrageous looks, but did she go too far this time?
Bryan Singer Accuser
I Was Repeatedly Raped at Hollywood Orgies
4/17/2014 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Egan, who just sued "X-Men" director Bryan Singer for allegedly sexually assaulting him when he was a minor, says he complained to the LAPD that he was repeatedly sodomized at Hollywood parties by various moguls ... but no action was taken.
Egan says he and other minors were passed around like pieces of meat at sex parties, and he claims Singer was not alone.
Egan says his mother went to the FBI and LAPD back in 2000 and he was even interviewed ... he has no idea what happened.
Egan says he sued 2 men who he claims molested him at parties back in 2000, but Singer was NOT named. Egan's current lawyer, Jeff Herman, doesn't know why his client's former lawyer did not sue the "X-Men" director.
The home where the sexually-charged pool parties allegedly occurred was in Encino. It used to be owned by Suge Knight, who sold it Marc Collins-Rector. Suge is not involved in the case, but Egan says Collins-Rector was one of the main perps. Criminal charges were filed against Collins-Rector -- he copped a plea to one count of having sex with a minor. Attorney Herman says Collins-Rector has fled the country.
Egan says the men at the party would pour liquor down his throat and then sexually assault him. In one case he says Collins-Rector put a gun in his mouth and threatened him.
Egan says other minors were also abused, and Herman vows to file 3 or 4 more lawsuits against the alleged perps by next Thursday.
Egan went on to say there was a "no swimsuit" rule in the pool, and he was raped numerous times by numerous individuals.
Herman said "Hollywood moguls have been using their positions of authority to exploit children sexually."
Bryan Singer's lawyer tells TMZ the allegations are absurd and defamatory.
Puddle of Mudd
Wes Scantlin Goes Ballistic
In Mic-Tossing Meltdown!
4/17/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin went absolutely CRAZY during a show Wednesday night ... throwing his microphone into the crowd during a ridiculous on-stage meltdown.
It's unclear what caused Scantlin to lose it during the Dallas show (some reports say fans were upset because it appeared he was lip-syncing) but it was epic.
Scantlin's mic tossing might have injured a fan -- we're told paramedics were called to tend to an injured concertgoer. Medics won't say what the caused the injury, but TMZ spoke to several witnesses who pinned it on the flying mic.
TMZ reached out to Scantlin ... so far, no word back.
Jay Z Dethroned!
Who is the NEW Wealthiest Man in Hip-Hop?
4/16/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape
Mimi Bangs ...
Shower Rods Pop
4/17/2014 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
BAIL DENIED IN AZ
4/17/2014 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Darren Sharper's future just got even bleaker ... because he's been shut down AGAIN on his plea for bail ... which means he will continue to call jail home ... and maybe for a long time.