Filmmaker Bryan Singer has confirmed he's backing out of all publicity for the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" following the last minute cancellation to appear at WonderCon in Anaheim last weekend. That includes the upcoming Global Press Tour event which Singer was originally slated to be a part of.
Singer was named as the defendant in a widely publicized sexual abuse case, a lawsuit which recently saw further major Hollywood industry players have their names added to the list.
Singer, through his lawyer, has denied the allegations and today he released what will likely be his only statement regarding not just the case but the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" film:
"The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from X-Men: Days of Future Past. This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career.
So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I've decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film. However, I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is. I want to thank fans, friends and family for all their amazing and overwhelming support."