Bryan Singer's lawyer says abuse claims fabricated

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.

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