The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has been named in a lawsuit against Mindless Self Indulgence lead singer James Euringer aka Jimmy Urine for hosting a “pedophile themed party.”
In the summons for the lawsuit obtained by Human Events, an anonymous woman accuses Euringer of “sexual assault, battery, and abuse of a 15 year-old girl, which occurred for nearly three years.”
It further details that Euringer “groomed and manipulated Plaintiff into believing that his sexually assaultive behavior was not criminal and that by engaging in sexual activity with him Plaintiff was actually helping to protect younger girls from sexual assaults.”
“During that three-year period, Euringer repeatedly sexually assaulted and molested Plaintiff,” the summons proclaims.
In a section of the summons titled “Euringer is a Self-Identified and Self-Promoted Pedophile,” The Suicide Squad director James Gunn’s name comes up.
The summons reads, ” Knowledge and reports of Euringer’s pedophilia continue to circulate to this day. Recently, pictures of Euringer’s wife, Chantal, and a man wearing a masked full-body rabbit suit at a pedophile themed party surfaced publicly.”
“Upon information and belief, the man wearing the rabbit suit is Euringer. The party was hosted by director James Gunn, and upon information and belief, attendees to the party were encouraged to dress like pedophiles and abuse victims, such as children.”
Not only is Gunn referenced, but a picture from the party included in the summons under Exhibit C features Gunn dressed a priest posing for the camera.
The image was shared to social media back in 2018 by then Daily Caller contributor Ian Miles Chong.
I wish I never defended James Gunn. pic.twitter.com/GdoG4daK8D
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) August 11, 2018
Cheong’s sharing of the image came after Gunn was accused of pedophilia after dozens of tweets surfaced involving child rape, pedophilia, and molestation including tweets involving Huston Huddleston.
Huddleston was found guilty of possession of child pornography and ordered to register as a sex offender.
Gunn addressed the accusations of pedophilia in a thread on Twitter back in July 2018.
He stated, “Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provacateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and humor.”
The director continued, “It’s not to say I’m better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger. My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over.”
“In the past, I have apologized for humor of mine that hurt people. I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies,” he added.
Gunn then stated, “For the record, when I made these shocking jokes, I wasn’t living them out. I know this is a weird statement to make, and seems obvious, but, still here I am, saying it.”
He concluded, “Anyway, that’s the completely honest truth: I used to make a lot of offensive jokes. I don’t anymore. I don’t blame my past self for this, but I like myself more and feel like a more full human being and creator today. Love to you all.”
Despite this explanation, The Walt Disney Company would initially fire James Gunn. However, just a few months later he would be reinstated as the director of The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. They even expanded his directorial duties for a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special for Disney+.
What do you make of Gunn being named in this lawsuit and summons?