Accuser of ‘X-Men’ Director Sues 3 Hollywood Executives

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The attorney for the man accusing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sexual abuse has filed additional, similar cases against three Hollywood executives.


Michael Egan III, left, looks to his attorney Jeff Herman as they brief the media in Los Angeles on April 17, 2014, on a lawsuit alleging “X-Men” director Bryan Singer sexually abused him. A lawyer for Singer dismissed as defamatory claims that the filmmaker sexually assaulted the former child model and aspiring teenage actor. Egan said in a lawsuit that Singer forced him to have sex at parties in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s, when he was 17 years old. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard were named in three separate complaints, filed by attorney Jeff Herman in Hawaii, accusing them of sexually abusing Michael F. Egan III. Last week, Singer was accused in a federal lawsuit of drugging and sexually assaulting Egan in the 1990s.

Ancier is a prominent television executive who has held senior positions at Fox and NBC. Neuman is a former senior Walt Disney television executive. Goddard is the founder of a firm that designs theme park attractions, hotels and resorts and produces live shows.

They could not immediately be reached for comment.

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The complaints against the three men were released by Herman’s office and were posted on his website


Garth Ancier, shown in 2010, Gary Goddard, shown in 2011, and David Neuman, shown in 2005. All three men were sued by Michael Egan. (Credit: left and right, Getty Images; center, Los Angeles Times)

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