Bryan Singer Seeks Dismissal of Teen Sex Abuse Suit

bryan singer
JB Lacroix/WireImage

Attorneys for Bryan Singer have filed a motion to dismiss a teenage sexual abuse case in Los Angeles involving a British actor only identified as “John Doe 117.”

Singer’s lawyers and the director claim there is no legal basis for the suit and demand a $300,000 bond to cover litigation costs, which are expected to be “exorbitant,” according to the motion filed in a Los Angeles federal court Thursday.

Jeffrey Herman, the same attorney who represented Michael Egan, who accused Singer and three other Hollywood figures of sexual abuse when he was a teen, filed the Doe suit in May.

SEE ALSO: Sexual Abuse Suit Against Gary Goddard Withdrawn

Producer Gary Goddard, who also is accused by Doe, filed a similar motion in June to dismiss the suit.

A hearing on the motions is set for August 18.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 2

Leave a Reply

2 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. ezekiel says:

    bet gettin out o dis is costin him a small fortune.

  2. Keyser Soze says:

    Round up The Usual Suspects.

More Biz News from Variety

Loading