Bryan Singer’s Attorney Warns Accuser’s Lawyer of Malicious Prosecution Suit

Bryan Singer

The legal battle over the sexual abuse allegations against “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer has turned vicious.

Singer’s lawyer, Marty Singer (no relation), has issued a blistering attack on Michael Egan’s attorney Jeff Herman and warned that he will sue for malicious prosecution.

“You seek to preen for the media in an effort to solicit new clients, ultimately looking for a payday for yourself,” read Marty Singer’s letter. “You have now resorted to lying to the public concerning your actions, including your false statements to the media this week to the effect that our client has refused to accept service of your earlier lawsuit on behalf of Michael Egan.”

Herman has filed five sexual abuse suits in the past two weeks and held three news conferences detailing allegations that Singer, Gary Goddard, Garth Ancier and David Neuman were involved in a ring that coerced underage teenagers into sexual activity. Egan is the plaintiff in four of the suits, and an anonymous British man filed the fifth.

“On behalf of Mr. Singer, I am hereby demanding that you immediately dismiss, with prejudice, the Egan lawsuit and refrain from refiling the ‘John Doe’ lawsuit that you filed against him,” the letter said. “If you fail to do so, then you will be exposed to significant liability.”

Herman responded by reiterating his pledge that he will press on.

“This is a critical time in these cases because this is when I typically see the strongest pushback,” Herman said in a statement to Variety. “I made a commitment not only to these victims but to all victims who allege to have been harmed by Hollywood predators that, if based on the facts, I have a good faith belief in the merits of their claim, I will not be deterred by threats or bullying in my quest to shine a light on this darkness and seek justice for victims.”

Herman has promised that more suits are coming and said specifically that one would involve another “sex ring” operating in Hollywood. “I’ve heard from victims about very recent claims of being sexually exploited in Hollywood,” he said at his May 5 news conference.

Herman has also insisted several times that he won’t be “bullied” and noted that the pushback to the suits is designed to prevent other potential plaintiffs from coming forward.

Herman said on May 5 that the pushback reminds him of the early days of the clergy sex abuse scandal. “There was complete denial,” he added.

Marty Singer also noted that Herman had been suspended for 18 months by the Florida Supreme Court in 2009 for investing in and controlling a business competitor of a client and failing to tell the client he had done so.

“Perhaps we should not be surprised that you have made such gross misrepresentations given your suspension by the Florida Bar for engaging in conduct involving dishonesty and deceit,” Singer said. “You only care about seeking publicity for yourself and attempting to revive your career after being so publicly and embarrassingly suspended from practice.”

Singer also blasted Herman for filing a sexual abuse lawsuit against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash, which was dismissed in July by a New York judge due to the expiration of the statute of limitations.

“You have demonstrated a pattern of filing legally deficient lawsuits,” Singer wrote. “Your repeated failure to properly investigate claims before rushing to the courthouse and then hosting press conferences is inexcusable and rises to the level of sanctionable conduct.”

The letter also asserts that Herman is seeking to promote a documentary film — which prompted another warning from Singer.

“It is evident that you want to be a celebrity by being featured in a documentary that will face significant legal challenges by my client if any malicious and/or defamatory statements are communicated therein,” he said. “There is no legal privilege for such conduct. Your disingenuous behavior will be fully exposed to the public and your true motives will be revealed.”

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  1. Mertar says:

    Violence is not the answer. If you want justice and acknowledgement go through the legal way. If that’s not working keep trying. Think of your children and how violence would lead to a stigma against them. I hope you’re not serious but if you are perhaps you should rethink your problems and how the cannot be equal to causing physical harm.

  2. jhs39 says:

    Numerous people have said that Bryan Singer sex parties with underage teens were an open secret in Hollywood, although the only person who has said so on the record is Brett Easton Ellis. I’m not a fan of the author but I don’t know of any reason he would lie about that either–he claims to have known about the parties, to have been invited to one of the parties and to having a boyfriend who was an attendee at those parties on multiple occasions when he was underage.

    Even if the original accuser’s accusations are shaky it appears that the parties happened and that a whole lot of people knew about them and attended.

    Holding press conferences when filing lawsuits is exactly what attorneys representing clients who were molested by priests did–in the hope that more people who were victims would come forward. There isn’t anything illegal or unethical about that practice as far as I know.

    Bryan Singer’s lawyer can huff and puff and threaten all he wants but if the sex parties did happen Singer is likely in a lot of trouble career-wise, even if he never ends up going to jail or paying a judgment.

    • BAK says:

      Singer’s done. Word is already out. He’s over.

      • Collins says:

        Brett Easton Ellis is clueless about Singer’s parties. He was just trying to become popular! Have you every listened to that jerk?

      • Collins says:

        This dirt bag attorney needs his license revoked. It’s really feeling like an Al Sharpton Jessie Jackson extortion shakedown model gone wrong. Singer was not even mentioned during dispositions back in 98 trial. I’m waiting for the FBI to step in to press charges against the mother and son for lying in 1998. This guy is nothing more but a washed up gay drug addict hustler who worked the Hollywood parties. Now he is trying to get payback because he is a complete loser! I blame his upbringing and loser parents. I’m starting to think this is all a lead in for a new movie coming up? Got to love Hollywood!

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