Bryan Singer Hit With 2nd Teen Sex Assault Suit

Alleged victim says Singer tried to rape him when he was 17

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 5, 2014 10:06 AM CDT | Updated May 5, 2014 10:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – A second man is suing Bryan Singer for alleged sexual assault. John Doe No. 117 is represented by the same lawyer working for the first alleged victim, and the charges are similar: The alleged victim says he was 17 when he was introduced to the X-Men director at an after-party for Singer's London Superman film premiere; Singer offered him a Quaalude and Doe turned it down. The suit then claims that at an after-after-party in a hotel suite, Singer and Broadway producer Gary Goddard (who was also named in the first lawsuit) grabbed him sexually even after he asked them to stop. Doe says a third man smacked him around and then Singer tried to rape him.

The suit also accuses Goddard of inappropriate acts when Doe was 15 or 16, including once plying Doe with alcohol and allegedly having anal sex with him. Singer and Goddard both deny the allegations, the Daily Beast reports. Interestingly, the age of consent in England is 16, but as the Hollywood Reporter explains, the lawsuit says California's age of consent (18) should apply since Singer and Goddard made their sexual plans while still in California. It also argues that the federal age of consent (also 18) applies to "travel from the US for sexual purposes." Singer still has not been formally served with either of the two lawsuits.

In this March 3, 2012 file photo, director Bryan Singer arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the play "8" in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)
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