Michael Egan, 31, on Wednesday in a Hawaii court filed a
voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit, which was brought in
Egan has also sued "X-Men" director Bryan Singer, TV executive
David Neuman and entertainment firm executive Gary Goddard,
accusing them of sexually abusing him as a teenager in the late
All of the accused filed motions to dismiss the lawsuits, with
Neuman's being dropped and Singer and Goddard's cases still
pending. Singer called the claims a "sick, twisted shakedown."
Ancier, who has worked at Fox and NBC, filed a motion to dismiss
the lawsuit in May. An attorney for the TV executive said his
team was pleased the case had been dropped "given that it had no
merit whatsoever." [ID:nL1N0OG03P]
"Mr. Ancier was undeserving of the stain to his reputation
caused by the plaintiff’s reckless complaint, which was grounded
in lies," the attorney, Louise Ann Fernandez, said in a
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"We are equally confident that just as this case imploded
when the facts became known, any further legal maneuvers or
gimmicks will fail because unsupported statements, falsehoods
and character smears have no place in any court," she added.
Egan's attorney, Jeff Herman, who held highly publicized press
conferences in Los Angeles after filing the initial lawsuits in
April, was not available to comment on Thursday.
Earlier this month, Egan's lawsuit claiming sexual abuse against
Neuman was voluntarily dismissed after the executive's lawyer
revealed a previous sworn statement by Egan that he and Neuman
never had sexual contact. [ID:nL1N0ON03T]
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Patricia Reaney and
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