The defendants deny the claims in the new suit, filed by the same lawyer who filed four other suits in the past two weeks.
An anonymous British teenager has filed suit against Bryan Singer and Gary Goddard, alleging that they both sexually assaulted him.
The suit, filed by the same attorney who filed child sex abuse suits in recent weeks on behalf of Michael Egan against Singer and three others, alleges that Goddard contacted the teen via social media when he was 14, and that nude webcam sessions followed. Later, according to the suit, when the teen was 15 or 16, Goddard had sex with him. Singer had sex with him at a Superman after afterparty in a London hotel room when the plaintiff was 17, according to the suit. The boy resisted, but Goddard brought in a “large, musclebound man” who began to smack the teenager around, says the suit.
Singer’s lawyer, Marty Singer (no relation) dismissed the allegations as “totally untrue.”
He added, “After the substance of (attorney Jeff Herman’s) previous defamatory and fabricated filing in Hawaii was disproved based on unassailable evidence, Mr. Herman's desperation has led him to fabricate these new anonymous accusations against Mr. Singer, which we will also prove to be completely false.”
Herman has asserted that he has witnesses who can place Singer and the other three defendants at underage sex parties in Hawaii, while Marty Singer has said he has credit card receipts, cellphone bills, movie production schedules and over a hundred witnesses that will demonstrate Bryan Singer was elsewhere at the time. Neither side has revealed its evidence publicly. All four defendants in the earlier suits have denied the allegations.
Goddard’s lawyer, Alan Grodin, said in a statement, “It is a shame that the specious claim made by Herman in the Egan case has resulted in this new claim that we note is over 10 years old. For now we will say the claims are denied and Gary will vigorously defend.”
The earlier suit against Singer has yet to be served, almost two weeks after it was filed. Nor has the new suit been served yet.
“It is time for the media and public to focus their attention on Mr. Herman's nefarious motives and tactics which seem to be driven solely by his need to shake down an innocent man like Bryan Singer,” said Marty Singer. “We intend to seek sanctions against Mr. Herman for his reckless, unethical behavior.”
The new suit was first reported by The Daily Beast.