4 May 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Less than a month after Michael Egan filed a sexual-abuse lawsuit against Bryan Singer, the X-Men director is facing a similar accusation. The new lawsuit is being brought by attorney Jeff Herman, this time on behalf an anonymous British man. Singer and producer Gary Goddard (who was also named in the first case) are accused of sexually assaulting "John Doe No. 117." The Daily Beast reports the plaintiff chose to remain anonymous for fear of "further psychological injury." According to the lawsuit, Goddard and Singer met the man for sex when he was a minor and engaged in acts of "gender violence" against him.Details from the filing allege that Goddard first contacted the then-14-year-old teen via social media, asking for nude photographs and sharing videos of himself masturbating. For the next few years, Goddard allegedly continued the webcam sessions. Later, he allegedly met the plaintiff in person, plied him »


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