Director’s attorney said he is “pleased” by dismissal
“X-Men” director Bryan Singer has scored a legal victory in the sex-abuse allegations leveled against him, winning a dismissal in the lawsuit filed by an anonymous British actor who claimed that Singer had abused him.
The director’s attorney, Marty Singer, announced the dismissal on Friday saying, “We are pleased the case was dismissed.”
The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, according to court papers filed in U.S. District Court in central California on Friday.
Singer filed a motion to dismiss the suit earlier this month, claiming that there was no legal basis for the lawsuit.
The lawsuit, filed in May, claimed that Singer had sex with the plaintiff, then 17, at a “Superman” after-party in a London hotel room. The anonymous plaintiff claimed that he resisted, but Broadway producer Gary Goddard, also named in the suit, brought in a “large, musclebound man” who struck the teen and held him while Singer grabbed him and Goddard, naked on the bed, watched. Singer then attempted to rape the teen, the suit claimed.
Goddard has also filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
The anonymous plaintiff was represented by attorney Jeff Herman, who earlier had filed a lawsuit accusing Singer of sexual abuse against Michael Egan, another of his clients, when Egan was a teen.
A separate suit also accused Goddard, along with television executives Garth Ancier and David Neuman, of sexually assaulting Egan.