Last week, Michael Egan filed a lawsuit against X-Men director Bryan Singer, alleging that Singer used his money, power, and influence to sexually assault Egan and force him to stay quiet. In the wake of the lawsuit, Singer cancelled an appearance at Wonder Con to promote the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, while at the same time calling the claims "completely without merit" and claiming to have evidence, including receipts and witnesses, proving he was not even in Hawaii at the time that the assaults allegedly took place.
While the facts are not going to be easy to sort out, things continue to heat up. Egan's lawyer, Jeff Herman, held a press conference where he told reporters, "We’ve alleged that there’s a Hollywood sex ring. One of many Hollywood sex rings." Egan's mother was also present, claiming that she has been trying to get the media to cover the allegations for years, but no journalists had the courage to stand up to powerful Hollywood executives.
Garth Ancier is a television executive who has worked at Fox, NBC, The WB, and the BBC. David Neuman is a TV exec who has worked for Disney and CNN. Gary Goddard is the CEO of the Goddard Group, a Hollywood design firm, a former Disney Imagineer, and director the 1987 Masters of the Universe movie. Neuman has denied the charges in a series of tweets:
Hey everyone: obviously I have to be talking to and through lawyers, but I just want everyone to know right now that the— David A. Neuman (@DavidNeuman) April 22, 2014
disgusting allegations made against me are COMPLETELY FALSE. Also very shocking in that they don’t just stretch the truth, they are— David A. Neuman (@DavidNeuman) April 22, 2014
whole-cloth lies with zero basis in reality or truth. Sickening, and very evil, for anyone to lie like that, let alone in a legal document.— David A. Neuman (@DavidNeuman) April 22, 2014
Stay tuned; I will set the record straight. And thank you to the many friends who have reached out to me with messages of faith and— David A. Neuman (@DavidNeuman) April 22, 2014
support. I deeply appreciate it.— David A. Neuman (@DavidNeuman) April 22, 2014
We'll keep you updated as this story develops.