Bryan Singer believes he has proof that will blow his sexual accuser out of the water ... he was NOT in Hawaii during the period he allegedly committed a sexual assault.
Michael Egan claims in a new lawsuit Singer anally raped him and forced hard drugs on him during 2 separate trips to Hawaii in August and October, 1999.
Sources connected with Singer tell TMZ ... the "X-Men" director has proof he was NOT in Hawaii during that period ... he was in Toronto shooting the first "X-Men" movie.
We're told Singer will file credit card bills and various other documents proving he was in Toronto during the times in question.
We know the movie itself was shot Sept. 22 - March 3 in Toronto, but there was pre-production and we're told Singer was present.
My Accuser Has Suspicious Selective Memory
Of Sexual Assault
4/18/2014 6:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The 31-year-old man who is suing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer for allegedly sexually assaulting him in a swimming pool at a 1998 L.A. party claims he didn't remember the incident until recently ... yet he filed a lawsuit over the very same party in 2000 alleging sexual abuse against 3 other men and had a clear memory of what they did to him.
Michael Egan claims in his new lawsuit Singer forced oral sex at the party when he was 15. He's very graphic, claiming Singer held his head underwater and forced him to orally copulate the director.
But TMZ has obtained the lawsuit Egan filed in 2000 against 3 men, including Marc Collins-Rector, who owned the party house. Singer was NOT named in the suit and no reference is made to him. Egan ended up getting a default judgment of more than $2 million, but we're told Collins-Rector and the others left the country so Egan got virtually nothing.
So fast forward to Wednesday, when Egan sued Singer. At his news conference Thursday, Egan said he blocked the incident long ago and numbed himself with alcohol, but became sober recently and started therapy ... which unleashed a flood of bad memories involving Singer.
Sources connected to Singer tell TMZ ... they believe it's ridiculous Egan could remember the pool party in question in such vivid detail as to 3 other men but repress memories of Singer.
One of Many Who Attend Wild Hollywood Parties
4/18/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
Mike Epps Accuser
I'm No Groupie ...
I'm an Actress and He Jacked Up My Face
4/18/2014 12:40 AM PDT 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.
Bryan Singer Accuser
I Was Repeatedly Raped at Hollywood Orgies
4/17/2014 6:15 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.
Alleged Bryan Singer Victim
Lawyer Says This is What My Client Looked Like
4/17/2014 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The lawyer for the man who is suing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer has given us this picture of his client -- taken around the time Singer allegedly drugged and sexually abused the then 17-year-old.
Attorney Jeff Herman gave TMZ this photo of his client, Mike Egan ... a photo taken when Egan was 17. Herman wanted to make the point ... Egan looked underage when he went to Hawaii with Singer on a trip in which the director allegedly anally raped Egan multiple times ... so he claims in the lawsuit.
Herman tells TMZ ... Egan will be present at a news conference today at 2 PM PDT where he will discuss his allegations.
As we previously reported ... Egan claims he encountered Singer numerous times ... the first of which was at a gay party in Encino, CA where Singer allegedly forced Egan -- who was 14 or 15 at the time -- to perform oral sex on him underwater in a pool.
Egan says in the lawsuit he is heterosexual.
Singer's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells TMZ the allegations are utterly false and publicity driven.
Check out Egan and his lawyer below ... Egan says everyone turned a deaf ear to him when it allegedly happened.
Accused of Assaulting Woman
At 'Haunted House 2' Premiere After-Party
4/17/2014 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mike Epps has been accused of punching a woman in the face Wednesday night after the premiere of "Haunted House 2" -- but sources close to Epps tell TMZ, the actor didn't lay a finger on her.
The incident occurred at the after-party at Lucky Strike in Downtown L.A. -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the woman claimed she had a prior romantic relationship with Epps ... and wanted to confront him about something.
According to law enforcement sources, the woman told police Epps then punched her in the face. She called cops and filed a report, but cops say there was zero sign of injury on the woman. Epps also told police he never touched her.
Sources close to Epps insist the woman was nothing more than a fan -- we're told the actor had asked for privacy because he was with his wife ... and the woman allegedly grew belligerent, throwing a drink at both of them. We're told Epps then asked security to escort her out of the party.
Law enforcement sources tell us, the case has been referred to the domestic violence division because the alleged victim claims she had a prior relationship with Epps. The investigation is ongoing.
'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer
Sued for Allegedly Sexually Molesting Teen ...
Singer Calls BS
4/16/2014 8:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"X-Men" director Bryan Singer has been sued by a man who claims Singer molested him when he was a young teenager at raunchy Hollywood parties ... but Singer says the suit is an outrageous pack of lies.
The lawsuit claims the teen -- who is now around 30 -- was lured to a mansion in Encino, CA when he was 14 or 15 to attend a party that allegedly had a rep for featuring "sexual contact between adult males and the many teenage boys who were present for the parties."
The lawsuit claims Singer provided alcohol for the boy and offered him a role in one of his upcoming movies, and then told him how "this group" controls Hollywood. The suit claims Singer performed oral sex on the boy and then strong-armed the boy to return the favor -- allegedly forcing him to perform the act underwater in the pool.
The suit goes on to accuse Singer of providing the boy with drugs -- including coke -- on another occasion, allegedly promising him a role in an "X-Men" flick.
Singer's lawyer, Marty Singer, says, "The claims made against Bryan Singer are completely without merit. We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit."
Attorney Singer adds, "It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at a time when Bryan's new movie is about to open in a few weeks."
Most Glam Mug Shot Ever
4/16/2014 7:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams is gonna have bitches clamoring for jailhouse makeovers after they see the mug shot she just took in Atlanta.
TMZ obtained the mug shot -- taken with full hair and makeup -- when the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member turned herself in to the Fulton County Sheriff to be booked for simple battery ... a misdemeanor.
As TMZ first reported ... an arrest warrant was issued for Porsha stemming from the brawl she had with Kenya Moore while shooting RHOA.
Porsha was released immediately after posting her $2,000 bail. She paid cash.
Wife Says He Threatened Murder/Suicide
4/16/2014 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Scandal" star Columbus Short has been thrown out of his house and his wife has filed for divorce ... after he allegedly put a knife to her throat last week and threatened to kill her and himself.
According to a new restraining order -- obtained by TMZ -- Short got into it with his wife April 7 at their Chatsworth home, where she claims he came into her room intoxicated with a wine bottle in hand, acted like he was going to hit her with the bottle and then unloaded the wine on her.
Tanee Short claims Columbus then ran to the kitchen for a knife, pinned her to the couch and began choking her. She says he then demanded they play a game he called "Truth or Truth." He allegedly said if she lied he would stab her in the leg.
She says he then started naming men he believed she was having affairs with. She denied them all but he allegedly then put the knife to her throat and threatened murder/suicide. As she tried escaping she says he slashed her tire.
The restraining order requires Columbus to move out of the house. We've learned cops were there today to ensure the peace as he moved out.
Tanee also filed for divorce Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for sole custody of their 2-year-old daughter.
In addition to the incident April 7th, Short has been charged with criminal domestic violence and child abuse for allegedly abusing Tanee while their child and his son were in the house. He pled not guilty. And he was arrested for yet another alleged domestic violence incident a few weeks earlier.
It's interesting ... just last month -- after the first 2 domestic violence arrests -- Columbus and his wife put on a united front at The Grove in L.A.
Charged with Assault
Arrest Warrant Issued
4/16/2014 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams is a wanted woman ... as in we've learned there's a warrant out for her arrest.
ATL cops are going after Porsha over a fight she had with Kenya Moore on the set of the show. Porsha allegedly attacked Kenya, who filed a police report. The show has the raw footage, and that was enough to charge Porsha with misdemeanor battery -- thus the warrant.
Porsha's lawyer, Joe Habachy, tells TMZ she will surrender Thursday.
We're also told Porsha plans to go after Kenya ... she wants the D.A. to file felony aggravated assault charges against Moore.
Hires Round-the-Clock Security
After Stalker Makes Stink
4/16/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner's taking no chances after Kim Kardashian came face-to-face with a stinky stalker outside the Jenner home last month -- Kris has now hired 24/7 security.
Kardashian sources tell TMZ, guards are parked outside the family home in 2 vehicles which monitor her Hidden Hills estate 24 hours a day -- and the guards are ARMED.
We're told she's paying several thousand bucks a month for the hired muscle.
Kris has had her share of scares over the last year -- threatening phone calls, paparazzi intruders, SWAT pranks -- but the stinker was the last straw.
TMZ broke the story, the 20-year-old man was taken into custody after allegedly sneaking onto Kris' property. Kim called security, who then alerted police. We're told the kid claimed he was Kendall Jenner's boyfriend and Justin Bieber's stepbrother. Oh yeah, and he smelled like death.
to DWI, Speeding
4/15/2014 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dina Lohan has something in common with her daughter Lindsay now ... after she pled guilty this morning to aggravated DWI and speeding in a Long Island courtroom ... TMZ has learned.
According to courtroom sources, Lohan must do 100 hours of community service. She is expected to have her license revoked and an interlock device will be installed in her vehicle.
We're told she must also attend a mandatory drinking and driving program, a victim impact panel and also pay the necessary fines and fees.
As TMZ previously reported, Lohan was busted last September with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit.