Garth Ancier, Gary Goddard and David Neuman were named in
separate lawsuit complaints on Monday of being part of an
underage sex ring and performing sexual acts with Michael Egan,
31, who was an aspiring teen actor in Los Angeles at the time.
Eagan filed a similar suit against "X-Men" movie director Bryan
Singer on April 16.
"All of the allegations made by the plaintiff against Garth
Ancier are demonstrably untrue, and we are confident the courts
will agree when the evidence is presented," Ancier's attorney,
Louise Ann Fernandez, said in an emailed statement.
"As just one of many examples," Fernandez wrote, "Mr. Ancier has
never even visited the estate in Hawaii where the plaintiff
claims to have encountered him."
On his Twitter page, David Neuman said that the charges 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
On Monday, a representative for Goddard said he was out of the
country. Goddard will "review the complaint and respond
appropriately. Based on what we understand the allegations to
be, the complaint is without merit," the representative said.
Ancier, 56, previously held roles as a top programmer at Fox and
NBC, rising to become president of NBC Entertainment, according
to film website IMDB.com.
Goddard, 59, heads The Goddard Group that created attractions at
theme parks including Comcast's Universal Studios, according to
the company website.
Neuman was formerly the president of Walt Disney Co's TV unit
and chief programming officer at Time Warner's CNN, according to
LinkedIn, and is the president and executive producer of
(Reporting by Ronald Grover; editing by Eric Walsh)
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