Michael Egan, 31, late on Wednesday filed a voluntary
dismissal of the civil lawsuit brought in April. Egan also has
sued "X-Men" director Bryan Singer, accusing him of sexually
abusing him as a teenager in the late 1990s.
"Today's news affirms to everyone that David Neuman's fine
reputation deserves to stand strong and was attacked with no
merit," Neuman's lawyer, Patricia Glaser, said in a statement.
Glaser also said "we will hold accountable those who wrongly
created the hurt and damage by making outrageous, untruthful
assertions that cannot be undone."
It was unclear if Neuman planned legal action against Egan.
During the litigation, Neuman's lawyer entered into evidence a
2003 sworn declaration by Egan that he never had physical
contact with Neuman that was sexual and that his interactions
with Neuman were incidental and appropriate.
Neuman, a former president of Walt Disney Co's TV unit who is
now president and executive producer of Blackrock Productions,
had been sued by Egan along with Singer, entertainment firm
executive Gary Goddard and TV executive Garth Ancier. Each of
them has denied the accusations and the cases have not been
Egan's lawyer, Jeff Herman, said in a statement: "We are
evaluating our next step in seeking justice for Mr. Egan."
(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
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