Ancier, who has worked for Fox and NBC, sued Michael Egan and
his attorneys Jeff Herman and Michael Gallagher, alleging abuse
of process, documents filed in a Hawaii court show.
Egan, 31, in April sued Ancier and three other Hollywood
executives - "X-Men" director Bryan Singer, TV executive David
Neuman and entertainment firm executive Gary Goddard - accusing
them of sexually abusing him in Hawaii when he was an aspiring
All four denied the claims and filed motions to dismiss. Egan
filed voluntary dismissals of his lawsuits against Neuman and
Ancier this month, but Singer and Goddard's cases are still
Ancier's lawsuit requests a jury trial to determine the charges
and damages caused to his reputation and business from Egan's
claims. It asserts that neither he nor Egan was in Hawaii at the
time of the alleged abuses.
In a statement on Friday, Herman said "Mike Egan maintains that
he was sexually abused by Garth Ancier," but did not say why his
client had dropped the suit against Ancier. He added that Egan
had been examined by a psychologist and passed a polygraph test
supporting his allegations. "This is nothing more than an
attempt to silence victims. I will not be bullied and I will
continue to fight for victims of sexual abuse even when it
happens in Hollywood," said Herman, who hosted highly publicized
news conferences in Los Angeles after filing the initial
lawsuits in April.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Richard Chang and
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