X-Men director Singer and attorneys on both sides of the case agreed to settle the lawsuit for $100,000 in June, a document obtained by BuzzFeed shows. But Michael Egan, the man suing Singer for sex abuse, refused to agree to the settlement. Now, Egan’s lawyer has dropped him. Another document shows that three other people — two of them previously undisclosed — had retained a lawyer to sue Singer.
The anonymous British plaintiff, known as John Doe 117, had alleged that Singer and Broadway producer Gary Goddard abused him in London in 2006. He dismissed the case against Singer, but the suit against Goddard remains active.
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The company said the image was posted by an employee who “was born after the tragedy and was unaware of the event.”
In a deposition in 2003, Michael Egan swore under oath that he had never traveled outside the continental United States during the time he now says he was assaulted by Singer. “I’m not sure how he interpreted the continental United States,” Egan’s lawyer said.
Digital pioneer Marc Collins-Rector lost millions before he vanished, believing that movie mogul David Geffen wanted to destroy him. Now he’s broke and alone — but the sex scandal he left behind continues to consume Hollywood. Update: Details from an official report about Collins-Rector’s arrest in Spain have been added.
Garth Ancier was a defendant in a sexual assault lawsuit filed by Michael Egan, who also targeted X-Men director Bryan Singer. Egan dropped his suit against Ancier this week, and now Ancier is countersuing him for malicious prosecution.
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