Bryan Singer Files Motion To Dismiss “John Doe” Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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.

1. Bryan Singer, the director of the X-Men movies, filed a motion on Thursday asking a Los Angeles court to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses him of sexually abusing a British boy.

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The X-Men director made headlines in April when Michael Egan, a former aspiring actor, accused Singer and three other Hollywood figures of molesting him when he was underage.

An anonymous British plaintiff, known as John Doe 117, followed with a similar complaint in May. Singer, who denies all allegations, has previously filed a motion asking the Hawaii District Court to dismiss Egan’s accusations.

As BuzzFeed previously reported, Singer and a person who appears to be Doe were photographed together during the London premiere for Singer’s Superman Returns in 2006.

Singer’s motion also asks that Doe pay at least $300,000 towards Singer’s legal fees, which are expected to be “exorbitant.”

Jeffrey Herman, the attorney for both Egan and Doe, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A representative for Singer also did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

3. Singer’s motion to dismiss charges:

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4. Singer’s motion re: financial payments:

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