If you read quite a bit into the recent accusations against Bryan Singer, you likely noticed that the alleged victim and his attorney referred to a sex ring that supposedly involved powerful older men in the entertainment industry. Well, some of those men have finally been named publicly after a separate lawsuit was filed against each one of them, and while they’re not famous, they are extremely influential and well-connected. According to the victim, they’re also monsters.
In brand new legal paperwork, obtained by TMZ, the alleged victim, 31-year-old Michael Egan, claims he was sexually abused by Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard on multiple occasions between the ages of 15 and 17. He claims some of the abuse occurred at a mansion in Encino, the same one he cited in his Bryan Singer lawsuit, and he claims some of it happened on trips to Hawaii, a state which allows sexual abuse victims to file civil suits years after most statute of limitations expire. The particulars range from sodomy to forced oral sex to giving him drugs and alcohol.
Those three names likely aren’t familiar to you, but more than likely, you’re familiar with each man’s work. Ancier created The Ricki Lake Show and played a major producing role in such classics as Married … With Children, The Simpsons and In Living Color. Neuman runs Blackrock Productions and was once president of Disney TV. Goddard directed the film Masters Of The Universe and is a major player behind the scenes on Broadway.
As with Singer, absolutely no evidence of these alleged crimes has been made public. Egan’s attorney, Jeff Herman, has promised there are plenty of witnesses who can supposedly verify what happened, but none of them have been produced. In addition, rumors are swirling that Singer was actually on the set of X-Men when these trips to Hawaii supposedly happened. Maybe these men will have similar evidence. Maybe they won’t.
We’ll keep you updated on this sad, sad situation as it progresses.
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