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Bryan Singer's attorney calls sexual abuse claims 'completely fabricated'


Octobre 14, 2013: University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley and director Bryan Singer after the school renamed its Critical Studies Division after the director

Bryan Singer's attorney says claims by a former aspiring actor that the "X-Men" director molested him when he was a teenager are "completely fabricated."

Attorney Marty Singer wrote in a statement that the director plans to pursue a countersuit alleging malicious prosecution and expects to prevail.

Marty Singer's statement came hours after Michael Egan III appeared at a news conference and accused the director of abusing him when he was between the ages of 15 and 17. Egan included the abuse allegations in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hawaii.

The attorney is not related to director Bryan Singer, who has directed most of the "X-Men" films and "The Usual Suspects."

The director's latest film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is slated to be released next month.

Meanwhile, ABC reportedly opted to distance itself from Singer. According to Deadline, the network pulled a series of promotional ads for the upcoming show "Black Box" that featured the director's name. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.