For years we’ve thought that Bryan Singer was gay, but it turns out that was more a category of convenience for the director, as in an Out profile he says that actually he’s more bisexual.
He says that after first seeing his gay status in print for the first time (he never actually had a big ‘coming out’ moment), “I was like, Oh, OK. That was easy. I came out by osmosis.”
However when the magazine follows up by asking whether life is any different in Hollywood for a ‘gay director’, he’s ready to set the record straight. “I’m quite bisexual,” he says. “In the last five years, I’ve had two girlfriends — one for two years, one for eight months.”
That said, “In the end, it’s probably going to be a guy [he ends up with]. I emotionally lean towards male relationships, so I’m happy to say I’m gay, too, if it’s a one-syllable, easy answer.
“If you look at the Kinsey Report, human sexuality is so complex.
“And the reason I’ve never talked about it to the press — until now — is because sexuality is so complex. To have a real conversation about it, you really want to have the person you’re talking to in front of you.
“I’ve never felt the need to be declarative. My sexuality is not what is tearing me up inside.”
The interview took place before the sexual assault lawsuit against Singer erupted, and having backed out of all press for X-Men: Days Of Future Past he has decided not to add any extra comment to Out, beyond the strong denial he made last month.
In related news, Buzzfeed reports that in a previous lawsuit, Singer’s first accuser, Michael F. Egan, denied having ever been to Hawaii – the state he says many of the main abuses he complains of took place (which is important as the lawsuit was filed there due to an extension on the statute of limitations).
In his 2003 sexual abuse suit against Marc Collins-Rector, Chad Shackley and Brock Pierce (the men who owned the estates the events involving Singer are supposed to have taken place at) he was ‘Asked during the deposition whether he had taken any trips outside the continental United States, Egan replied, “Never had any trips outside the continental U.S., no.” Egan then responds to a question specifically clarifying that he had never traveled to Hawaii.’
Egan’s lawyer seems aware of this discrepancy, responding, “I’m not sure how he interpreted the continental United States. I’m not sure what he’s talking about specifically here.”
With Singer’s lawyer saying there’s is documentation proving Singer was in Canada at the time the allegations are supposed to have taken place, and Egan on the record saying he’d never been to Hawaii at that time, it’s becoming an increasingly tough case for the accuser to win. If it can’t be reliably proven both Egan and Singer even went to Hawaii in 1999, then it’s unlikely there’d be a legally permissible case to answer.
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