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'X-Men' Director

I'm NO Kiddie Fiddler

... Now Go See 'X-Men'

4/24/2014 12:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0424-bryan-singer-x-men-tmz-01Bryan Singer insists he never laid a finger on the man accusing the "X-Men" director of raping him as a 15-year-old -- but he's not about to squander a perfectly good publicity opportunity for his new movie.

Bryan released a statement, saying, "The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false," immediately adding, "I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from X-Men: Days of Future Past."

As we reported, 31-year-old Michael Egan filed lawsuits against Singer, Broadway producer Gary Goddard, TV producer Garth Ancier, and former president of Disney TV David Neuman -- claiming they sexually abused him as a young teen at various Hollywood parties and in Hawaii.

Singer has remained silent longer than the other three -- and only today spoke out, condemning the allegations ... but not without promoting "X-Men: Days of Future Past" in the process.

Singer's statement continues, "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."

Singer concludes, "I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is."

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Coleoleo999    

Or at least try to have them sent to jail

151 days ago
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some guy    

*cough*

151 days ago
48.

Carl    

I think the kid is lying, but still, he would do better to not bring up the new movie. Distancing himself from the movie at this point is what would help the movie the most.

151 days ago
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Edie    

TMZ should not use the light-hearted term, "kiddie fiddler." It detracts from somberness of the allegations.

151 days ago
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fwnuip    

haha... yea I believe you NOT

151 days ago
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bbwlover1969    

Funny how this dude's allegations come out just before the release of X Men.

151 days ago
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Grobzugig    

His mom pumped him out. Now that Egan is to old to be a boy toy they have decided to sue the guys you ravaged his 16 year old butthole. It is just to bad a kid with aids didn't show up and spread it to the whole bunch. Eagan deserves what he got and now the guys deserve what they are getting.

151 days ago
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BeiberVegasHoHo    

He likes boyz ... CREEPER!

151 days ago
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Luna    

Cory Feldman called this years ago and no listened. He said there were a group of powerful men in Hollywood who were pedos.

151 days ago
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cassandra    

"Shakedown?" Well at least he uses the same term the other director who lost that sexual assault trial used recently before he lost..Raping, then libeling and suing your sexual assault victim is back page news for Hollywood: Entertainment industry cover up department: The supervising art director for Django Unchained, Interstellar (2014), Amazing Spider Man, Spider Man 3, Iron Man 1 &2, A Few Good Men, Lethal Weapon films, Charlies Angels and many other films lost at trial last month on charges of sexual a s s a u l t, libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress of award winning transgender singer Bralalalala. The director had been offering solicitation of the singers products but the singer did not realize it required sex until she was a s s a u l t e d on his couch after being declined a ride home. The girlfriend of the director lured the singer and other women to the house at other times on strictly platonic professional related pretenses. The directors effort to sue the singer and random others was dismissed. The criminal case remains pending and this civil case is not appealed. The case was not reported to keep the social status quo being that the victim is transgender and the assailant is a director of so many blockbuster films.

151 days ago
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Mikkel    

Of coure he's going to say that. "I'm not guilty. Now go buy my product so I'll get more money." It doesn't mean anything either way as to guilt or innocence.

151 days ago
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151 days ago
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Kerr Avon    

My money's on 'guilty.' Exploiting kids is very common in the American film industry. He's not the first, nor will he, sadly, be the last. And like that freak Michael Jackson, he'll get away with it.

150 days ago
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DownSouth    

He's guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.

150 days ago
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IAmRatchet    

You people seriously don't have a clue. The whole point of this statement was to make it known that he was bowing out. OF COURSE he's mentioning the film he's not supporting publicly anymore.

150 days ago
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