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The man accusing X Men director Bryan Singer of sex abuse has teamed up with an Oscar-nominated filmmaker for a bombshell documentary that threatens to expose the sordid underbelly of Hollywood. Michael Egan, who claims he was raped by Singer at a string of Hollywood pool parties as a teenager, has been working with Amy Berg, MailOnline can reveal. Miss Berg runs Disarming Films and yesterday confirmed to MailOnline she had been working on the project for the past two years. But she seemed surprised that Michael, 31, went going public with his claims this week after filing a damning lawsuit against Singer, 48. A source close to Egan told MailOnline they had been approached by the film company, saying: ‘Just this week, I got a message from Disarming Films, a documentary film company working out of Los Angeles.
They said they are making a documentary about a bunch of children molested by somebody in the film industry. I never contacted them back. They wanted videos and pictures of Michael and a few others he knew . The film company said they were working on numerous children, now adults, now coming forward about this...Amy Berg is best known for her 2006 Oscar-nominated documentary Deliver Us From Evil, about sex abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church, focusing on Oliver O’Grady, who abused many children in California in the late 1970s and early 1990s...Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Egan opened up about his alleged experiences at the sordid pool parties where it took place. He claimed that Singer treated him like 'a piece of meat' and he claims he had 'a gun put in my mouth' by Hollywood power broker Mark Rector-Collins so he'd do as he was told.
Rector-Collins was jailed in 2004 for sex abuse against minors. I wouldn't say it was a relationship [with Singer], you were a piece of meat,' Egan said of how he was treated at the parties at Rector Collins' home that he allegedly began attending when he was just 14 or 15. He said: 'Certain situations like at the house where the rules were no swimsuits by the pool areas. I was in the hot tub with Singer and other individuals, they grope you, shove your head under water, orally molest you, then they'd rape you by the side of hot tub. You were a piece of meat. He claimed the men regularly threatened to ruin his acting dreams if he didn't comply with their demands. 'We were told that we had to keep the members happy - "We control Hollywood and we will eliminate you" - there was threat after threat,' Egan told reporters...'My phone was being monitored, such horrible things being said. You believe them. You continue going round (to the house) as, if you didn't, you were fearful of what would happen to you or members of your family.'
It was yesterday revealed Egan had already filed a lawsuit over the alleged abuse 14 years ago - but failed to mention Singer. Documents filed with the Los Angeles superior court and dated July 2000 show a 'Michael E' - whose year of birth matches Egan's - alleging similar complaints to a suit he filed this week in Hawaii. His lawyer Jeff Herman also seemed to refer to the previous complaint during the conference, adding that it came to nothing. He said: ‘People ask why did Mike not notify authorities when it happened? Yes he did, he spoke to his mum when he was 17 and went to police, who reported it to the FBI. ‘Why did it take so long to come to me to file a lawsuit? As he will say, he was scared. He tried to come to the authorities and nothing happened.' Mr Herman added other Hollywood power players were also abusing underage teens and that he would reveal more cases next week. He dubbed them 'pedophile rings'. 'Mike has been called a liar, been attacked and the story denied,' Herman said. 'But I have heard from many people that they were abused in Hollywood as children just in the last 18 hours. 'I've been investigating this case for six months, there are paedophile rings that happen in Hollywood that overlap each other. I want to give victims a voice.'
Egan added: 'My mom was the one who made the phone calls to the police as I was still a minor, it was an agent from LAPD, they then brought it to the FBI.'...Collins-Rector changed his name from Mark Rector to Mark Collins-Rector in 1998. He remains best-known for founding the Digital Entertainment Network (DEN), an online streaming video broadcaster and a notable dot-com failure. DEN collapsed following a failed IPO bid and collapsed amid allegations he had sexually abused children, coercing them with drugs and guns. Collins-Rector then fled to Europe, ending up in Spain. He fought extradition proceedings for two years before returning to the United States, where he pleaded guilty to eight charges of child enticement and registered as a sex offender...Collins-Rector changed his name from Mark Rector to Mark Collins-Rector in 1998. He remains best-known for founding the Digital Entertainment Network (DEN), an online streaming video broadcaster and a notable dot-com failure.
DEN collapsed following a failed IPO bid and collapsed amid allegations he had sexually abused children, coercing them with drugs and guns. Collins-Rector then fled to Europe, ending up in Spain. He fought extradition proceedings for two years before returning to the United States, where he pleaded guilty to eight charges of child enticement and registered as a sex offender...Two of the trips took place or or between August 1, 1999, and October 31, 1999, and Egan stayed at the Paul Mitchell estate in Kailua, Hawaii, with Collins-Rector, Shackley and others including Singer and a number of juvenile males, it's alleged. The court papers read: 'While there, the Paul Mitchell estate contained firearms, drugs, and alcohol. As in California, there was frequent sexual contact by a number of adult males with teenage males and the providing of alcoholic beverages and drugs to the young males.'
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