Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bryan Singer accuser files more sex claims

A man who has claimed X-Men director Bryan Singer sexually abused him as a teenager has sued three more Hollywood figures, saying they molested him too.
Michael Egan, 31, alleges TV executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and theatre producer Gary Goddard were part of an underage sex ring in Hollywood.
Mr Ancier's lawyer said the claims were "demonstrably untrue", while Mr Neuman called them "whole-cloth lies".
Earlier, a lawyer for Mr Goddard said the complaint was "without merit".
In allegations similar to those filed against Singer, Mr Egan claims he was lured into a sex ring in 1999 by former entertainment executive Marc Collins-Rector, a registered sex offender, with promises of auditions for acting and modelling jobs.
He alleges he was forced to have sex with adult men at "infamous and degenerate parties" in Hollywood and the abuse continued on trips to Hawaii, where he was inappropriately touched, made to consume alcohol and drugs, and forced into sex.
He is claiming $10 million (£6 million) in damages for battery, assault, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The legal action was announced at a press conference in Los Angeles attended by Mr Egan and his mother.
"Somebody has to stand up to these people. You can't change the stigma that exists in this world against childhood sexual abuse unless someone talks about it," Mr Egan said.
His mother, Bonnie Mound, said she tried to help her son contact police and the FBI to report the abuse 14 years ago and questioned why the information he provided did not result in criminal charges.
"It's not about money. It's about disarming these paedophiles who use their wealth and power to escape justice," she said.
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