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Man accusing X-Men director of sex abuse sues more Hollywood execs

Published on Apr 22, 2014 9:45 AM
 
Michael Egan, 31, (above) who was an aspiring teen actor in Los Angeles, said television executives Garth Ancier and David Neuman and entertainment firm executive Gary Goddard were part of an underage sex ring in Hollywood in late 1999 and 2000 that had abused Egan. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - A man who has sued X-Men film-maker Bryan Singer claiming he had raped him as a teenager named three more Hollywood executives in lawsuits filed on Monday, alleging sexual abuse and rape and seeking damages exceeding US$10 million (S$12.5 million).

Michael Egan, 31, who was an aspiring teen actor in Los Angeles, said television executives Garth Ancier and David Neuman and entertainment firm executive Gary Goddard were part of an underage sex ring in Hollywood in late 1999 and 2000 that had abused Egan.

A representative for Goddard said he was out of the country currently. 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 did not respond to calls and emails seeking comment, and Neuman could not immediately be reached.

 
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