US: Bryan Singer files for immediate dismissal of ‘provably false’ sex abuse lawsuit
X-Men director Bryan Singer has filed a motion calling for the immediate dismissal of a “provably false” sex abuse lawsuit against him.
The lawsuit – filed on behalf of Michael Egan – revolves around alleged ‘sex parties’ in Hawaii and California, but Singer maintains he was in Toronto filming the first X-Men movie at the time of the allegations.
His lawyers have filed a motion calling for it to be dismissed immediately, claiming they have cast-iron proof that neither he, nor co-defendant Gary Goddard, were in Hawaii at the time.
They also refer to Egan’s previous depositions in an unrelated sex abuse lawsuit against other executives, in which he claimed he had never travelled outside the continental US, and had never been abused by anyone other than those men.
The filing reads: “The assertion of these antiquated claims was orchestrated to coincide with the worldwide release of a major motion picture directed by Defendant Bryan Singer, and accompanied by a parade of press conferences, interviews and other public preening by Plaintiff and his counsel to maximize public attention on the eve of the picture’s release.
“The timing of this action and inclusion of its detailed, sordid (and provably false) allegations are nothing more than tools being used to embarrass, harass, and pressure Singer and precipitate a shakedown of a perceived ‘deep pocket’.”