The lawsuit was filed prior to the release of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past directed by Singer. The suit alleges that the director who is 48, used his insider influence in Hollywood along with alcohol and drugs to force the boy to have sex.
Michael Egan, the plaintiff in the suit seeks unspecified damages as well as a trial by jury because of abuses that took place in parties at homes in Hawaii as well as California starting in the late 1990s, according to documents from civil action that were filed in a federal court in Hawaii.
A representative for the director did not respond to requests for comments.
The suit has accused Marc Collins-Rector a sex offender who was a former business executive in the entertainment field, of aiding in the abuse through arranging for the director to meet with Egan in Encino, California in 1998.
The documents from the lawsuit said the parties were sordid, featuring contact sexually between teenage boys and adult males.
Egan is originally from Nevada and moved to the Hollywood area when he was just 15. He worked at an entertainment company for $1,500 a week without having a clear job and was sent to attractive destinations on private jets, said the lawsuit.
Egan also was allegedly threatened by the movie director and other males who said to him they were in control of Hollywood and could destroy any hopes he had of an acting career if he was not willing to keep them all of them happy.
At the age of 17, Egan was flown twice to Hawaii on weeklong journeys in 1999 where he was provided booze and drugs and Singer assaulted him in many sexual acts that were non-consensual.
Singer is a director and producer known for movies and television shows such as The Usual Suspects and House M.D. He is alleged to have promised roles to Egan on X-Men and in commercials amongst other projects.
Egan’s attorney and Egan were to have a press conference Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles.