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.
Much of the media coverage of the unaccompanied minors crisis at the border has focused on anti-immigration protests. But in Texas, California, and elsewhere, many are supporting the children.
Fighting among rival militias has ignited a fuel depot close to the Tripoli airport. Western governments have ordered their citizens to leave the country.
The movement associated with Turkey’s Fethullah Gülen is making inroads in U.S. politics.
Every police officer in New York City will receive retraining after a man died last week while cops tried to arrest him. The officers have been suspended with pay.
The Chinese government closed access to the northwestern city of Yumen after a man died of bubonic plague there last week. No other cases have been reported, but more than 150 people have been placed in quarantine.
An internal NYPD report on the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner quotes an officer at the scene as saying the man was “not in great distress.” Chokeholds, which are forbidden under NYPD procedures, were not mentioned in the document.
An amateur video of the man’s death appears to show how the first responders neglected to perform routine procedures to help the dying patient. The four emergency workers will not be going on ambulance runs until the FDNY completes an investigation.
A new report by the Pew Research Center shows that people across the world are opposed to U.S. surveillance efforts and targeted killings via drones. But, surprisingly, people still like America.
The security officer claims he was unjustly fired after he reported a law enforcement official. Target says he was fired for insubordination.
So, uh, you might want to take your contacts out.
Ciudad de México, circa 2005. Acabas de entrar a la prepa y, aunque no lo sabes aún, lo peor está por venir.
The director of the X-Men films is being sued by two people: Michael Egan and an anonymous British man identified in court documents only as “John Doe 117.” Singer already moved to have Egan’s case thrown out of court.
Lupillo Rivera, brother of the late performer Jenni Rivera, was showing his support for Latino children during a rally in California, when he was spat on by an anti-immigration protester.
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.
The lawsuits allege that three Hollywood moguls drugged and raped Michael Egan when he was underage. It remains unclear whether the defendants in the new complaints include Singer and the other people Egan sued in April.
This is the second lawsuit that Michael Egan has voluntarily dismissed since filing four sexual assault complaints against Hollywood executives in April. He could opt to sue Garth Ancier again.
The complaint alleges that an unnamed executive at early internet firm Digital Entertainment Network repeatedly raped Egan when he was underage. Details in the lawsuit could allow Egan to avoid California’s expired statute of limitations.
Michael Egan dropped his case against Neuman, a former Disney executive. Whether Egan will continue to pursue lawsuits against Singer and two other Hollywood executives remains unclear.
“When do you think you will have some time to hang out?” Michael Egan wrote to a man he later alleged was abusing him. “What’s the plan with the house in Spain…Am I moving in?” Egan’s lawyer calls the emails evidence that Egan was a “compliant victim.”