A week on from the accusations- and just a few days since Amy Berg's documentary announcement made waves- Bryan Singer has spoken out for the first time regarding Michael Egan's sexual abuse allegations. Speaking to Variety, the X-Men: Days of Future Past director announced his withdrawal from any upcoming publicity for the film.
The full statement is as follows:
The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ 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. However, I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is. I want to thank fans, friends and family for all their amazing and overwhelming support.
A smart move of course. Press conferences can be a feeding frenzy at the best of times.
More on this as we get it.
X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23rd