The lawyer representing the man accusing Bryan Singer of sexual abuse, announced on Monday that he has filed three more sex abuse lawsuits against three producers and TV executives.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeff Herman, the lawyer representing Michael Egan, the man accusing Bryan Singer, reported that he has filed three additional sexual abuse lawsuits against TV exec Garth Ancier, former Disney TV president David Neuman and Broadway producer Gary Goddard.
Ancier is a veteran programmer who oversaw the launch of Fox television and The CW, and also served as president of BBC Worldwide America. He created The Ricki Lake Show and, at Fox TV, 21 Jump Street and In Living Color.
Neuman is the former president of Disney TV, and also worked as chief programming officer for CNN. Goddard, who directed the 1987 movie Masters of the Universe, has produced several off- and on-Broadway shows. He created numerous attractions for Universal Studios, including the Jurassic Park ride.
The lawsuit claims that the three men were part of the same Hollywood sex ring that allegedly includes Bryan Singer. Herman asserts that Egan was sexually abused by all three men at a home in California and in Hawaii, during that point in time force was used. The suit against Gary Goddard also includes that Egan was 15 at the time.
Two of the three accused have responded to the upcoming lawsuits. The Hollywood Reporter reached out to all three new defendants and/or their representatives.Goddards attorney Alan Grodin said in an email, Gary is in China right now and we will have a proper statement in due course but needless to say this is without merit.
Neuman, on Twitter said Hey everyone: obviously I have to be talking to and through lawyers, but I just want everyone to know right now that the disgusting allegations made against me are COMPLETELY FALSE. Also very shocking in that they dont just stretch the truth, they are whole-cloth lies with zero basis in reality or truth. Sickening, and very evil, for anyone to lie like that, let alone in a legal document. Stay tuned; I will set the record straight. And thank you to the many friends who have reached out to me with messages of faith and support. I deeply appreciate it.
The X-Men director, Bryan Singer's attorney claims that Singer was not in Hawaii during the 1999 sex parties.
Singer's lawyer, Marty Singer (no relation), said that he had credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules, along with more than 100 witnesses, proving that Singer was not in Hawaii -- and was mostly in Toronto working on the first X-Men movie -- when the parties attended by then 17-year-old Egan took place.
But, Jeff Herman argues that he has eyewitnesses to Singer's presence at 1999 sex parties in Hawaii, contradicting those statements.
But, this looks like an uphill battle for both sides. Bryan Singer's attorney has pointed out that Jeff Herman, attorney for the man suing the "X-Men" director was suspended in Florida for engag[ing> in conduct involving dishonesty [or] deceit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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