Second Lawsuit Brought by Michael Egan Against Hollywood Power Players Dropped
Michael Egan, the man who accused four major Hollywood players of sexually abusing him years earlier, has now dropped not one but two lawsuits tied to those charges.
The suit against Garth Ancier, a veteran television executive with NBC, FOX and The WB, was "dismissed without prejudice" according to TheWrap.com.
Mr. Ancier was undeserving of the stain to his reputation caused by the plaintiff's reckless complaint, which was grounded in lies,” [Ancier's attorney, Louise Ann] Fernandez continued. “We are equally confident that just as this case imploded when the facts became known, any further legal maneuvers or gimmicks will fail because unsupported statements, falsehoods and character smears have no place in any court....”
[Ancier] was accused of sexually abusing Egan when the now-former plaintiff was underage. The previously alleged actions had purported to occur when Egan was 15 years old at a mansion in Encino, Calif., and later during trips to the Paul Mitchell Estate in Hawaii — the latter where the suit was filed.
The Associated Press reports that Egan's remaining two lawsuits--against "X-Men" director Bryan Singer and theater producer Gary Goddard--are still active. The subjects of those suits deny Egan's charges.