A sexual abuse lawsuit against Bryan Singer has been dropped.
The X-Men: Days of Future Past director was accused by an anonymous British actor - identified only as John Doe No. 117 - of abusing him as a teenager but while Gary Goddard, a Broadway producer, remains a defendant, Bryan is no longer involved.
According to the New York Daily News, a voluntary dismissal was filed on Friday in Los Angeles. Singer's lawyer Marty Singer previously insisted there is no legal basis for the lawsuit and said it was filed improperly. The filmmaker was also seeking $300,000 from the plaintiff to cover the costs of his legal fees, which are said to be "exorbitant."
The unidentified British actor's lawyer Jeffrey Herman filed a lawsuit in May against both Singer, 48, and entertainment industry executive Gary, who filed a similar motion to dismiss in June.
Ellen Page has called the sexual abuse allegations against X-Men director Bryan Singer "super disturbing."
The actress, who stars in X-Men: Days of Future Past, has spoken out about Bryan's ordeal, after two men accused him of abuse when they were teenagers.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the star called the claims "super, super disturbing" and said, "I guess the truth will come out in the way that it does, but it's hard to hear about someone being in that situation, someone you like working with." But whatever happens in the case, she said, "I do think that there's a systematic issue of people in places of power manipulating and abusing young people."
Bryan, 48, was hit with a second sexual abuse lawsuit this month after a man accused him of allegedly abusing him at a London hotel with Broadway producer Gary Goddard when he was just 17.
Bryan Singer has been hit with a second sexual abuse lawsuit.
The X-Men: Days of Future Past director has now been accused by a British man of allegedly abusing him at a London hotel with Broadway producer Gary Goddard when he was just 17. The unnamed man's lawyer, Jeff Herman, announced during a Los Angeles press conference yesterday that his client, now in his 20s, had decided to take legal action after reading Michael F. Egan's similar claims last month.
The 31 year old recently alleged he had been made to perform sex acts on the filmmaker at the age of 15 during a Californian house party after being plied with drugs and alcohol. Holding up a picture of his unidentified client posing with Bryan and Gary at the 2006 premiere of Superman Returns in London's Leicester Square, Jeff - who also represents Michael - said, "He did this to support Mike, he realized he wasn't the only one this happened to."
Wade Robson hopes his allegations against Michael Jackson will encourage other "victims" to come forward.
The choreographer filed legal documents on May 1 asking for money from the Michael Jackson Estate in compensation for childhood molestation at the hands of the late pop star - who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - and says he wants to inspire others to speak out.
"I want to inspire other people to speak their truth. If my coming forward and speaking the truth can help, honestly, one [person] to gain courage to speak their truth and begin the healing process then that would really be more than I could ask," he told TMZ.
Speaking earlier this week, Wade said he "was scared psychologically and emotionally completely unable and unwilling to understand that it was sexual abuse. This is not a case of repressed memory. I never forgot one moment of what Michael did to me. He performed sexual acts on me and I performed sexual acts on him. It was complete manipulation and brainwashing. He would role-play and train me for these scenarios. There is no excuse for what he did to me, but he was a troubled man...The image that one presents to the world is not the whole explanation of who someone is. Michael Jackson was yes, an incredibly talented artist with an incredible gift. He was many things. And he was also a child sexual abuser."
Michael Jackson has been posthumously accused of sexual abuse.
Choreographer Wade Robson filed legal documents on May 1 asking for money from the Michael Jackson Estate in compensation for childhood molestation at the hands of the late pop star - who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - TMZ reports.
The deadline has passed for creditors to file claims against the estate, but Wade is asking the probate court to allow him to file a late creditor's claim. The complaint has been made under seal, meaning it is not available to the public, but it is said to specifically outline the alleged abuse and contains an affidavit from Dr. David Arrendondo, a San Francisco-based child psychiatrist.
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