“X-Men: Days of Future Past” director asks for summary judgment in his favor against Michael Egan, including an award of all of his fees and costs in responding to the initial suit
On Thursday, Bryan Singer filed a motion for summary judgment in the sexual abuse case brought against him in Hawaii by Michael Egan. On Friday, a hearing was set for August 4, 2014 at 9 a.m.
He asks that the court find in his favor against Egan, and awards him all fees and costs incurred in responding to Egan's initial filing.
In that initial filing, Egan accused Singer and others of sexual abuse in Hawaii in August and October of 1999. However, in a sworn deposition dated 2003, related to a similar earlier case, Egan said that he'd never been to Hawaii, or even outside of the continental United States. Singer's representation provided evidence that Singer had not been to Hawaii in 1999, either. As such, they allege that Egan no longer has a case with merit.
Singer filed a motion to dismiss on May 21, and while that motion is still pending, he now seeks summary judgment in his favor.
In his latest filing, Singer asks for the judgment based on the fact that Egan's representation has been unable to provide evidence of “specific facts showing that there is a genuine issue for trial,” going on to say that it is “undisputed,” thanks to provided evidence, that neither Egan nor Singer was in Hawaii when the alleged abuse took place.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.