The lawyer repping the 2 clients who have accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexual molestation is a disgraced, shameless fame whore who is concocting phony lawsuits so he can get in the movies ... so claims Singer's lawyer.
Legal pit bull Marty Singer has sent attorney Jeff Herman a scathing letter -- obtained by TMZ -- warning him he is going to be sued for maliciously attempting to destroy Singer's reputation and life.
Singer says both cases are baseless -- claiming the allegation by Michael Egan that the director molested him in Hawaii is absurd, because Singer wasn't even in the state during the time in question. And Singer says the allegation involving another boy -- that Singer molested him in England when he was 16 is not only false, but the age of consent in that country is 16.
Singer says Herman didn't want the facts to get in the way of his lawsuits because it would deprive him of his "moment in the spotlight."
Singers writes ... Herman was suspended by the Florida bar for "dishonesty and deceit" and these lawsuits are an attempt "to revive your career after being so publicly and embarrassingly suspended."
And Singer says ... Herman is preening for the media both to make money and "to obtain an entree into a documentary film that we understand you are seeking to promote and in which you want to be featured."
Singer is demanding that Herman immediately drop the lawsuits ... or else.
Worst. Strategy. Ever.
4/28/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
After ripping the man who accused him of sexual abuse, "X-Men" director Bryan Singer misstepped in a big way this weekend by literally sprinting out of a coffee shop to avoid our camera.
After spotting our photog, Singer hid out inside Coffee Bean in West Hollywood for roughly 30 minutes waiting for a car to arrive ... and when it did, he made a bee line for the door, swung himself into the passenger seat and peeled out into traffic.
It's a pretty basic concept ... a normal walk telegraphs the message a lot better than a dead sprint.
Just sayin' ...
I'm NO Kiddie Fiddler
... Now Go See 'X-Men'
4/24/2014 12:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bryan 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."
I Wasn't NEAR Hawaii During Alleged Assault
I Was Filming 'X-Men' In Canada
4/18/2014 11:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
'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."
Cops: Creepy Book From 'Burglar'
Belonged to Her
9/19/2013 5:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Oops ... Famke Janssen didn't get the world's creepiest gift from a burglar after all -- cops now believe the children's book that was allegedly 'left' in her home ... was hers all along!
As TMZ first reported ... the 'X-Men' star called NYPD back in August after she returned to her ritzy NYC pad and found a children's book called "The Lonely Doll" in her bedroom.
But now detectives think the book was hers because they found errand lists tucked in the pages of the book -- and Famke's name was reportedly on at least one of the notes. Police reportedly believe the book has some connection to Famke's home.
What's so creepy about the book is the subject -- it's about a couple of toys that promise to never leave each other ... so, understandably, Famke probably feared a stalker had been in her home.
As we previously told you, there were no signs of forced entry whatsoever ... which made the whole thing even more mysterious.
ALL Over Her Body
6/4/2013 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lawrence was spotted in her head-to-toe body paint for the next "X-Men" movie -- which means some lucky devil's been busy filling in every crack and crevice. But ... how?
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