Second Lawsuit Filed Against ‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Dismissed
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A lawsuit filed by a John Doe against “X-Men” director Bryan Singer accusing him of sexually abusing him when he was a teen was dismissed Friday.
The case, filed in May on behalf of an unnamed man from the United Kingdom, claimed Singer and Hollywood producer Gary Goddard were involved with underage sex abuse.
The lawsuit was dismissed “with prejudice against” Singer, according to the notice of dismissal.
“We are pleased the case was dismissed,” Singer’s attorney Marty Singer said.
The lawsuit against Goddard is still pending.
Attorney Jeffrey Herman, who is also representing Michael Egan III who filed a similar lawsuit, held a press conference in May claiming John Doe met Goddard when he was 13, and that the producer abused him over several years.
According to the case, the abuse included the producer requesting the teen “send Goddard nude pictures of himself” and take part in a “web-cam session in which both John and Goddard were nude.” It also mentioned Singer and Goddard sexually abused him in a hotel room following the “Superman Returns” premiere.
Singer and Goddard were first mentioned in a lawsuit filed by Herman on behalf of 31-year-old Egan in April claiming he was molested by them and two other Hollywood executives.