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.
I'm All In
For 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel
4/17/2014 12:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
At least one of Robin Williams' goddamn "Mrs. Doubtfire" kids wants in on the sequel ... Matthew Lawrence tells TMZ he would love to be a part of it!
The Internet exploded on Wednesday after it was reported that a sequel to the classic 1993 cross-dressing comedy was in the works. Both Williams and director Christopher Columbus are slated to return.
Mara Wilson, who played the youngest daughter in the film, quickly took to Facebook and Twitter to denounce the project, saying, "For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I."
But TMZ spoke with Lawrence, who played Chris in the original, and he could not be more excited about doing another one, telling us, "Of course I would be on board. I hope they make the second as good as the first. The first was so good."
Lawrence said he had no idea why Mara was so against the idea, but he says he's particularly excited to work with Sally Field again, adding, "It will be great to get the family back together."
Transgender B. Scott
Loses Discrimination Battle with BET
4/17/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
BET can dress its hosts however the hell it wants -- even if that means forcing a transgender person to dress like a man -- and that's why the judge threw out B. Scott's discrimination lawsuit.
TMZ broke the story, Scott sued the network, claiming it humiliated him during the BET Awards last year by forcing him to change from women's clothes into men's clothes ... and then yanking him off the show entirely.
But the judge in the case just ruled in the network's favor, dismissing the lawsuit.
The judge ruled BET has the 1st Amendment right to run its shows the way it wants ... and that includes ordering Scott to change from women's to men's clothes ... and that's that.
Scott tells TMZ, "It disheartens me that the message sent today wasn't a message of acceptance, but rather it's acceptable to discriminate against transgender individuals on the basis of their gender identity and expression."
Scott's attorney has said he plans to appeal the decision.
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.
Hosting Hollywood Party
Despite New Domestic Violence Allegations
4/17/2014 9:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short is not going to let a little thing like allegations of murder/suicide from his estranged wife get in the way of promoting himself ... TMZ has learned he still plans on hosting an event in Hollywood tonight.
As TMZ first reported, Short's estranged wife Tanee claims Short attacked her on April 7 ... at one point holding a knife to her throat and threatening to kill her and himself. Tanee obtained a restraining order and had Short thrown out of their home.
But despite all that drama, Short is hosting a "Scandal" season finale viewing party at a Hollywood club ... where he will also perform his new single, "Gave Ya."
Dodges Sex Questions
from Andy Cohen
4/17/2014 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan would neither confirm nor deny to Andy Cohen the accuracy of the list of guys rumored to be among her sexual conquests.
LiLo taped her appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" on Wednesday night (it airs on Thursday). We're told Lindsay showed up a little late ... or "right on time," in Lindsayspeak.
Our audience sources say while the crowd enjoyed alcohol as they always do ... Andy stuck to his vow and didn't drink during the taping.
As for the so-called conquest list ... all Lindsay would say is that she made lists during her latest rehab stint.
And get this ... we're told Lindsay and Andy did the handshake from "The Parent Trap."
Or was it her evil twin ...
Wu-Tang Affiliated Rapper
Haunting Video Before Penis Massacre
4/17/2014 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Three years before Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Andre Johnson (aka Christ Bearer) severed his penis -- he told TMZ all about his obsession with God.
We just dug up the 2011 video -- Johnson appears happy and optimistic, explaining his rap name Christ Bearer stems from God's influence. He told us, "God's everything. God's me. God's you. God is everywhere." He also calls RZA a "genius of life."
It all sounds harmless enough, but in the current context, it's eerie.
Raged to 'Glee' Producers
Lea's Out of Control
4/17/2014 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Naya Rivera and Lea Michele were at the center of a near mutiny on the set of "Glee" that ended with one of them storming out in anger -- but who left ... depends on who you ask.
Sources close to Naya tell TMZ most of the cast and crew were annoyed on Tuesday by Lea's diva antics -- like making everyone else wait to shoot a scene ... while she stepped away to deal with personal matters.
We're told tensions finally got so bad Naya "had the stones" to go to producers and let them know -- on behalf of everyone -- that Lea was pissing off people.
Our Naya sources say when Lea returned to resume shooting she got wind of Naya's chat with producers -- and left the set in a huff.
Now our Lea sources had a different take -- telling us Lea was totally unaware of any complaints about her ... and Lea and Naya weren't even shooting scenes together. They also say it was Naya who got tossed off the set.
We got several tips claiming Naya was fired -- but Naya sources say that's just not true.
Drama developing ...
Wu-Tang Affiliated Rapper
You Can Kiss Your Penis Goodbye ... For Good
4/17/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Andre Johnson is just plain Andre now ... because doctors weren't able to reattach his penis.
TMZ broke the story Johnson -- aka Christ Bearer -- cut his penis off Wednesday morning and then jumped off his 2nd floor North Hollywood apartment balcony. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center but we're told the penis was a lost cause.
Johnson/Christ Bearer is a member of the group Northstar, which was founded by Wu-Tang Clan member RZA. We're told RZA hasn't done work with the group for several years.
Johnson/Christ Bearer is remarkably in stable condition.
As we reported ... several rappers were present during the horrific scene. They say they were not doing any drugs that would cause such a thing. They believe Johnson/Christ Bearer may have mental issues.
'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape
Cripples Home Depot
NATIONAL SHOWER ROD SHORTAGE
4/17/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Demand is going through the roof for gymnastics-strength shower rods -- all thanks to "Love & Hip Hop" star Mimi Faust's sex tape acrobatics -- and Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart are struggling to keep up.
We called employees at each of the major retailers (from Georgia to Cali) and we're getting the same story -- ever since the trailer for Mimi's sex tape came out, people have been racing to purchase their own super-strong shower rods to recreate the Mimi experience.
And supplies are running out -- a customer at one Home Depot in Georgia tells us, they were totally sold out of Mimi-strength shower rods.
This is a real thing -- a Twitter search for "Mimi shower rod" shows an endless list of people trying to get their hands on one. There's even a Twitter account dedicated to it (@MimiShowerRod). And don't even get us started on the Vine videos.
We reached out to officials at Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart, and Target -- no word back so far.
Channels His Inner Kanye
'Just Don't Talk'
4/17/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is sampling Kanye West -- not in music, but his contempt for photogs -- breaking out a stripped-down version of Yeezy's infamous "don't talk" rant.
Kanye unleashed the egomaniacal warning last July ... scolding our camera guy for having the gall to say he was a huge fan.
Bieber broke out his soft-spoken version on Wednesday at The Grove, telling our photog, "You can film me ... just don't talk."
First he borrowed a car, then a boat, now a rant ... it's time he got his own material.
$1 MIL Life Insurance Policy for Kids
4/17/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Roger Rodas -- who died with Paul Walker in a fiery car crash -- left his children lots of financial security ... in the form of a $1 million life insurance policy.
Rodas' kids are 10 and 12. Their mom, Kristine Rodas, has petitioned for a guardianship ... presumably so she can manage the money on behalf of her children.
There are tinges of sadness in the legal docs. Kristine says she's the children's closest adult relative and their relationship is "loving."
The good news ... Roger provided well for them.
Miley Cyrus Emergency
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MILEY SINUS EMERGENCY
4/16/2014 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus' hospitalization was triggered by a sinus infection gone horribly wrong, TMZ has learned.
Reps for Miley tell us, the singer got an Rx for an antibiotic called cephalexin (brand name Keflex) to treat a sinus infection after getting diagnosed last week in North Carolina.
We're told within days Miley's throat swelled to the point she could barely talk. She was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night and, according to her rep, doctors determined she had an extreme allergic reaction to the drug.
We're told Miley never got a cephalexin script before so she had no idea she was allergic.
She'll remain hospitalized until her condition improves. Her doctor says an allergic reaction of this kind can last 27 days.