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‘X-Men’ director sued for sexual abuse is a big Dem donor

U.S. director Bryan Singer arrives at the world premiere of his movie "X-Men 2" at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, April 24, 2003.  [The film, based on the superpowered mutant characters of the cult Marvel comics, is the sequal to the original X-Men which was a huge box office hit in 2000.  With a cast led by  Britain U.S. director Bryan Singer arrives at the world premiere of his movie "X-Men 2" at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, April 24, 2003. [The film, based on the superpowered mutant characters of the cult Marvel comics, is the sequal to the original X-Men which was a huge box office hit in 2000. With a cast led by Britain's Sir Ian Mckellen, Patrick Stewart and U.S. actress Halle Berry, "X-Men 2" reunites all the original X-Men, as they battle to overcome the human threat posed by former military leader William Striker played by British actor Brian Cox. ] - RTXLXD8  

The “X-Men” director accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a teenage boy has also been a devoted Democratic donor.

Since 2006 Bryan Singer has contributed at least $87,620 to Democratic candidates and committees.

In 2006 and 2007 Singer contributed a combined total of $6,500 to Hillary Clinton’s campaigns, according to the Center for Responsive Politics’ Open Secrets.

In 2011 and 2012 Singer contributed a combined $61,600 to the Democratic National Committee.

And in 2011 Singer contributed a combined $5,000 to Barack Obama’s campaign.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hawaii in federal court accuses Singer of forcibly sodomizing Michael Egan III when he was 15-years old in the late 1990s.

Singer is strongly denying the accusations.

“The claims made against Bryan Singer are completely without merit.  We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit,” Marty Singer, Singer’s lawyer told TMZ.

“It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at a time when Bryan’s new movie is about to open in a few weeks,” he added.

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