Bryan Singer's Alleged Victim Sues 3 More Hollywood Execs For Sex Abuse
A man who claims X-Men director Bryan Singer drugged and raped him when he was 17 has filed a new sexual abuse lawsuit against three other powerful Hollywood executives today.
During a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Jeff Herman, an attorney who is representing alleged victim, 31-year-old Michael Egan, named three other Hollywood execs in the complaint—Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard—according to TMZ and BuzzFeed. Egan claims the three men sexually abused him when he was a minor in an Encino, Calif. mansion and on trips to Hawaii.
Neuman was a former president of Disney TV and also was a chief programming officer for CNN, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Goddard produced broadway shows, directed 1987 film Masters of the Universe and created the Jurassic Park ride for Universal Studios. According to the complaint, Ancier, who produced TV shows like 21 Jump Street and the Simpsons, sodomized Egan and forced him to perform oral sex when Egan was 15. Egan says this continued in Hawaii two years later.
Egan first filed a lawsuit against Singer on April 16, accusing the director of drugging and raping him multiple times in 1999 at the Encino mansion party and also on trips to Hawaii. He claimed Singer was part of a "sordid sex ring" run by Hollywood head honchos that would lure young boys to have sex with them. Egan told reporters that he wanted to break up Hollywood's "pedophile rings."
Singer's lawyer, Marty Singer has said the accusations are “completely without merit," according to BuzzFeed. He also says Singer was mostly working in Toronto on the first X-Men movie when Egan's alleged rapes occurred.
However, after Egan came out with his accusations, more information detailing Singer's alleged behavior with underage boys have surfaced, including a recurring Weho Confidential gossip column about "Bryan Singer's Flavor of the Week."
Although it has taken Egan about 15 years to come forward with his accusations, the state of Hawaii allows sexual abuse victims to sue even after the statute of limitations, reported TMZ. The deadline for filing this is on April 24.
BuzzFeed's Hunter Schwarz tweeted that Herman said there were more cases of sexual abuse involving Egan in California, but because of the statute of limitations, they are not suing those men.
"Somebody has to stand up to these people," Egan said at the press conference. "You can't change the stigma that exists in this world against childhood sexual abuse unless someone talks about it."
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