Bryan Singer is being sued by another man, accusing the "The X-Men" director of abusing him sexually when he was 17.

The unnamed British man alleges 48-year-old Singer sexually assaulted him in a hotel room following the London premiere of "Superman Returns" in 2006, according to TMZ.

Jeff Herman, the accuser's lawyer, says Singer and producer Gary Goddard started touching his client, at which point the man asked them to stop. He alleges that a large man then entered the room and got physical with the accuser, attempting to force him into sex.

Herman also represents Michael Egan, the 31-year-old man who last month accused Singer of sexually abusing him as a teen at a Hollywood party. In his lawsuit, Egan alleges Goddard also abused him.

Actor James McAvoy, director Bryan Singer, actors Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen speak at the 20th Century Fox panel during Comic-Con
Actor James McAvoy, director Bryan Singer, actors Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen speak at the 20th Century Fox panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2013. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Lawyers for both Singer and Goddard claim the allegations are untrue.

"It is time for the media and public to focus their attention on Mr. Herman's nefarious motives and tactics which seem to be driven solely by his need to shake down an innocent man like Bryan Singer," said the director's lawyer, Marty Singer.

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