Michael Egan is taking drastic action against his alleged abusers.
The sexual abuse lawsuit against producer/director Bryan Singer is now spreading over to other Hollywood big names, as Singer’s accuser has extended the lawsuit to three more men. According to TMZ, the new names are those of Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard, all three of whom have been involved with children’s entertainment at some point in their careers. Ancier might be the most recognizable name of the bunch, having worked on a number of titles, including The Ricky Lake Show (as creator), 21 Jump Street, Married ... with Children, The Simpsons and In Living Color. He headed up the Fox Entertainment Group, developed Home Improvement at Disney and put NBC’s The West Wing on air.
Singer now finds himself in high-profile company.
Neuman is the former president of Disney TV. Goddard produced several on and off-Broadway shows, including the 2009 revival of HAIR (Tony Award Winner, Best Revival of a Musical), Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty (Tony Award Nominee, Best Play), among others. Michael Egan, the 31-year-old man behind the allegations, is holding a press conference to elaborate on the new lawsuit. His claim is that Ancier sexually abused Egan numerous times by sodomizing him, forcing oral sex and fondling him when he was 15 at an Encino estate.
The suit goes on to allege Ancier sexually abused Egan in Hawaii a couple of years years later. The suit against Goddard and Neuman are similar, both claiming they were part of a Hollywood sex ring, giving Egan alcohol and drugs and sexually assaulting him at the Encino estate and in Hawaii. Thanks to the location of the alleged assaults, Egan is still allowed to sue, since the state of Hawaii has allowed alleged victims of sexual assault to file, even if the statute of limitations has long since expired. However the deadline for filing is Thursday.