Bryan Singer’s sex abuse accuser has petitioned the courts to withdraw his lawsuit.
In April the director of X-Men: Days of Future Past was named in a case filed by Michael Egan, who claimed the filmmaker molested him as a teenager while he was involved in an illegal sex ring.
Egan filed a motion to withdraw his lawsuit against Singer and Variety reports US District Judge Barry M. Kurren granted this request on Wednesday. A hearing in response to Egan’s motion to dismiss his case without prejudice has been set for September 9. Should the judge rule in the accuser’s favor by withdrawing the matter without prejudice, a similar lawsuit can be brought against Singer in the future.
Judge Kurren also allowed Egan’s attorneys to formally remove themselves as his legal counsel. The man was formerly represented by Jeff Herman and Mark Gallagher. But Herman announced on July 29 he wanted to cease his work on the case because his relationship with Egan had “deteriorated”.
It is unknown at press time exactly who will be representing Egan moving forward.
Singer previously filed a motion in Hawaiian courts for the dismissal of Egan’s case against him. He has strenuously denied all allegations.
“The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false,” he told Entertainment Tonight.
“However, I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is. I want to thank fans, friends and family for all their amazing and overwhelming support.”
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