The document filed on Wednesday at the United States District Court of Hawaii is slim on details, but does state:
Plaintiff MICHAEL F. EGAN, III, by and through his undersigned attorney, hereby gives notice that pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i), F.R.C.P., the above captioned action is dismissed without prejudice against Defendant David Alexander Neuman.
In mid-May, Neuman filed a motion to dismiss Egan’s lawsuit against him. The filing stated that during a previous 2003 testimony, Egan said that Neuman did not have inappropriate sexual contact with him.
Additionally, the motion included evidence attorneys said would prove Neuman was not in Hawaii in 1999 — the time the alleged assaults took place.
Neuman’s representatives, Patricia Glaser and Glaser Weil, released a statement calling Egan’s dismissed suit “an unethical smearing and failed shakedown of a completely innocent man.” Read the full statement below:
“This evening the completely unfounded and 100% false charges against our client David A. Neuman, were dismissed. Today’s news affirms to everyone that David Neuman’s fine reputation deserves to stand strong and was attacked with no merit.
In as much as we celebrate the truth this evening, we will hold accountable those who wrongly created the hurt and damage by making outrageous, untruthful assertions that cannot be undone.
We question seriously the underlying prejudices and motives in targeting David Neuman with this groundless and defamatory action.
Today’s dismissal exposes this despicable lawsuit for what it really was: an unethical smearing and failed shakedown of a completely innocent man.”
Egan initially filed a lawsuit against “X-Men” director Bryan Singer on April 15 alleging Singer sexually assaulted Egan on two occasions in Hawaii, as well as accused the director of being part of a Hollywood sex ring that traded in underage boys.
That suit was followed a week later by three more lawsuits claiming that Neuman, former NBC president Garth Ancier and Broadway producer Gary Goddard also abused Egan and other boys in Hawaii.
Ancier, Goddard and Singer have all filed similar motions to dismiss Egan’s cases against them.
Last Friday, Singer filed a motion for summary judgement on Egan’s case against him in addition to the motion to dismiss Egan’s case accusing him of sexually abusing Egan as a minor.
In the 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 article.
See Egan’s dismissal below: