Director Bryan Singer attends the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party on March 2, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Director Bryan Singer attends the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party on March 2, 2014 in Los Angeles. Frederick M. Brown—Getty Images

X-Men Director Bryan Singer Dismissed from Sex Abuse Suit

Jul 25, 2014

Bryan Singer, who directed several films in the X-Men series, has been dismissed from a federal sex abuse case filed in May by a British actor identified only as "John Doe." Singer filed a motion to dismiss a few weeks ago, arguing that Doe's suit was without merit.

"We are pleased the case was dismissed," said Marty Singer, the director's attorney, to the Hollywood Reporter.

The original suit claimed that the director had attempted to rape a then-17-year-old in a London hotel room. Singer has denied the allegation. Other suits filed against the X-Men director alleging underage sex abuse are still pending.

The three films in the franchise that Singer directed—X-Men, X-Men 2, and X-Men: Days of Future Past—have grossed over $600 million, according to Box Office Mojo. He will also direct X-Men: Apocalypse, which is in pre-production and slated to release in 2016.

[Hollywood Reporter]

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