Bryan Singer’s Accuser Names Three More Alleged Sex Abusers

Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have been accused of sexually abusing teenage boys in lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court.

“I would not wish on my worst enemies what I went through,” declared plaintiff Michael Egan at a Monday news conference at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and also served as head of programming for Fox, NBC and the WB. He’s also the head of year-old Quad Media Partners, formed to launch four fully curated linear TV networks.

Neuman, the former president of Disney TV, previously worked for Digital Entertainment Network, which was headed by Marc Collins-Rector, who was cited as being involved in the sexual activity at the heart of Egan’s original lawsuit against director Bryan Singer.

Goddard heads a design firm in Los Angeles that has created theme park attractions for Universal Studios. He also heads The Goddard Group, which has produced live shows on and off Broadway.

Alan Grodin, an attorney for Goddard and a partner at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, issued a statement: “Gary Goddard is out of the country and we have not seen the complaint.  Based on what we have heard, the allegations are without merit.  Once we have seen the complaint we will respond appropriately.”

Ancier did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

As with the suit against Singer, Egan made four claims against each of the three execs — intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery and invasion of privacy by unreasonable intrusion. Each of the suits recounted in explicit detail the sexual acts that took allegedly place between Egan and each of the men in Hawaii in 1999.

“Somebody has to stand up to these people,” said the 31-year-old Egan.

The suits are also seeking at least $300,000 in damages and attorney’s fees.

The filings were unveiled at a news conference Monday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills by attorney Jeff Herman, Egan and his mother.

“It’s not about money, it’s about disarming these powerful pedophiles,” the alleged victim’s mother, Bonnie Mound, told reporters through tears.

The new lawsuits were filed five days after “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Singer was accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy in 1999 in a suit filed in the same court, alleging Collins-Rector had lured him into the sex ring with promises of auditions for work as an actor and model. Egan claims he was 15 years old when Singer forcibly sodomized him, among other allegations.

Bryan Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, has called the lawsuit “absurd and defamatory” and has promised that he will file a countersuit.

Herman is a sexual abuse attorney based in Boca Raton, Fla., who also represented the plaintiffs accusing Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of sexual abuse. The three Clash cases were thrown out last July because the claims were made more than six years after each man reasonably should have become aware of Clash’s alleged violations and over three years after each turned 18.

Herman had said last week that he expected to file additional cases against alleged perpetrators by April 24 in Hawaii. That is the cutoff date for old sex abuse cases to be filed under a two-year window established by the state legislature, which temporarily suspends the statute of limitations in civil sex abuse cases.

Singer’s attorney claims the filmmaker has documents to prove that in late 1999 he was not Hawaii but in Toronto, shooting the first “X-Men” movie, which would disprove Egan’s account of sexual abuse.

“We want to see those documents,” Herman said in response on Monday, adding that he has witnesses to prove that Singer was in Hawaii at the time of the alleged incidents.

Herman said Monday that Egan met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Los Angeles Police Dept. in 2000. He also said the FBI was made aware of the names of all four defendants at that point.

Mound also expressed frustration that letters she wrote to FBI agents in 1999 and 2000 and information that her son provided in interviews with an agent did not result in criminal charges.

The FBI has said it could not discuss specifically what Egan told them but denied in a statement last week that it had ignored the case.

“However, the suggestion that the FBI ignored evidence involving the sexual victimization of a child is ludicrous,” spokeswoman Laura Eilmiller said. “The FBI vigorously pursues all allegations involving the sexual abuse of minors and pursues prosecution when evidence of such crimes is brought to its attention.”

Additionally, Herman said that he has heard from “dozens” of other victims since he filed the Singer last week, adding, “I’m going to continue to file cases to expose these predators.”

Sources recently confirmed to Variety that Oscar-nominee Amy Berg has spent the last two years working on a new documentary about sex abuse in Hollywood that includes allegations about Bryan Singer. Michael Egan has been cooperating with Berg on her documentary.

Marty Singer has asserted that the lawsuit against Bryan Singer is an attempt to get publicity with “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” opening May 23. Bryan Singer has canceled two major appearances in support of the upcoming tentpole, skipping last weekend’s WonderCon in Anaheim and the upcoming Creativity Conference in Washington.

Each of the suits also names Collins-Rector although he is not named as a defendant. Herman said Monday that Collins-Rector was the “ringleader” in initiating the sexual abuse of Egan at a house in Encino, known for “notorious parties” where underage male teenagers would be intoxicated and sexually assaulted.

Collins-Rector is a registered sex offender, having pleaded guilty in 2004 to luring minors across state lines for sexual acts.

Herman also said Ancier, Goddard, Neuman and Singer were all members of a “sex ring,” adding that the group was one of several operating in Hollwood to take advantage of people’s desire to get into the entertainment business.

“I think this is a watershed moment for Hollywood,” Herman declared.

Asked at the news conference what he would say to the defendants, Egan responded, “You can’t have another chance to hurt another victim.”

 

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  1. big daddy D says:

    @retrometas/rf… every major accomplishment, discovery and innovation is courtesy of white people?? do you realize how truly stupid and ignorant your statement is?? Well..to burst your bubble..let’s start with these inventors…who were NOT white! Dumbass says what? Take your head out of your ass, moron! And i was 12 when i learned these facts…33 years ago! So…you know literally NOTHING!! http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/inventors/index.htm

  2. bobsaget says:

    If you go to Gary Goddard’s imdb there’s one lone comment from 2007 that eerily foreshadows this accusation… the person comments about the documentary “Deliver Us From Evil,” which focuses on molestation in the church and ponders what Gary Goddard thought of Oliver, the priest convicted of molestation… eerie.

  3. big daddy D says:

    Nothing wrong with FREAKS, Baby!

  4. big daddy D says:

    Although he’s probably never seen one. Lol

  5. big daddy D says:

    And if he’s innocent?

  6. big daddy D says:

    In other words. .rf/retrometas is a racist/homophobic ass clown? I totally agree with you.

  7. Brawny71 says:

    Wow, disgusting. (The allegations are bad too, but was referring to the stupid and bigoted comments.)

    • big daddy D says:

      Because there are a lot of stupid bigoted trolls hanging out on to this thread with their nooses and their hoods out.

  8. big daddy D says:

    As an accepting straight black man..I’ll ignore your ignorance. “One of the few things the blacks get right”?? Don’t speak for me you ignorant racist prick! Go back to your Klan rally, and screwing your nieces. Idjit!

  9. Ry says:

    retrometas Not defending Singer bit thay is absolutely not true at all. I knowpeople who Are gay in real life but are not pedophiles.

    There are straight people who do this too You know.

  10. big daddy D says:

    And I bet you love black people too, right? Homophobia equals stupidity..and you’re sounding mega-stupid. Can you be anymore homophobic/anti-gay?

    • Gary K says:

      The only way that mankind will ever rid themselves of racism is when they are able to actually approach and look at each other as our creator looks at us. As the inner spirits that we are, spirits that have no color, sex, or regional affiliation. Mankind unfortunately looks on the outside and our differences which actually make us stronger than weaker however not all racism is within the white community but also there is plenty with all races and nationalities. God made all of us equal and the same and upon death that inner spirit, which is the same in all peoples, joins the creator in the Spiritual realm. It is unfortunate that so many tolerate racism but when it’s allowed in any race without being exposed then it grows and prospers. We should more so examine our own selves rather than look at each other’s faults and vow to learn from our differences more than our commonalities.

  11. big daddy D says:

    Is it just me..or is rf and retrometas and god knows whoever else..is the same troll spewing the same garbage..using the same phrases in his comments? Dude. Whoever you are..whether your points are valid or not..stop trolling the thread. You’re coming off like a total ass hat!

  12. Brian Cunningham says:

    Maybe Whoopi Goldberg can make an intelligent comment like “It isn’t rape-rape.”

  13. Bryon says:

    This whole take ” innocent till proven guilty” does not apply to adults accused of child abuse. Secondly, they have been accused of these very things in the past. They must be taken down and out of society. Look at what happens to powerful Hollywood types ” woodie Allan ” comes to mind..it’s high time hollyweird gets it’s butt kicked. Lastly, the left coast wackos like Sandra Burnheart, Rossie Fat gurl to name a few along with Cher live to rip on priests, people from the south, the catholic Church , people of religious beliefs and conservatives..they often imply they are sexual deviance..wonder what they are NOT gonna say this time around ..circle the decadent wagons hollyweird and fire up the spin machine …hang them all!

  14. Brian Cunningham says:

    “Bryan Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, has called the lawsuit “absurd and defamatory” and has promised that he will file a countersuit.” But, he didn’t deny that it’s true.

  15. DT Tompkins says:

    Everyone around town in the entertainment industry or anyone that frequented hip SF Valley bars knew this group of guys and that they did this. Mentioning their names and people would joke about it. Everyone just turned a blind eye and nobody did anything about it, however. But plenty of guys have “war stories” of going to one of these pool parties when they were young.

    Crazy thing is, Gary Goddard at one time was business partners with Michael Jackson…

  16. big daddy D says:

    WTF does Bill Clinton have to do with this conversation..even in relation to Sandusky??

  17. Jules says:

    The truth always becomes known. Makes you wonder how many in Hollywood knew about any of this and turned a blind eye. What a disgrace…

  18. big daddy D says:

    @SJW-being gay is not a “mental illness”..as you claim. It is a personal, and often, painfully emotional choice that I would not wish on any human being. You know what IS a mental illness…homophobia/ignorance/stupidity/insensitivity…you know..your beliefs?

  19. ivan says:

    No one denies this has happened in Hollywood but should we not wait till all the evidence is in before we go after these men with torches and guns like the mob in Frankenstein? Many convictions have taken place of similar cases but many have also been cleared.

    • jmt says:

      funny, that’s exactly (cough, cough) what was said about all the stories of catholic priests who abused boys…… frankenstein was fictional, not these monsters………no matter what their “status” in life.

      • thisshitsstupid says:

        So all you have to do to ruin people, jmt, is be in the same room a few times. Go to the police and start slinging names way after the fact? Toss a few in later too?

        Innocent till proven guilty must be a dated idea. Maybe someone will accuse you one day and we can toss you, the monster of course, into a guantanamo style prison eh? Fairs fair.

  20. big daddy D says:

    So true, john

    • valiant says:

      Leave “innocent until proven guilty” in the courtroom where it belongs…..It’s just not applicable on the streets where we live, and are witness too everyday.

  21. big daddy D says:

    Oh PUH-LEASE!!! Let’s not go down the Duck Dynasty hillbilly route again..ok? Pretty please?

  22. john says:

    You mean the guy who said men should marry underage girls?

  23. big daddy D says:

    Slow your roll, cowboy! What does being a geek and “H-mo”-I’m assuming you meant “homo”?-have to do with this conversation?? I think you got beaten up a bit too much in high school there, Sparky. You may want to seek professional help for your anger issues.

  24. Marty Singer is a liar says:

    Marty Singer is a paid professional liar and Bryan Singer is in hot water. I guarantee more boys are about to surface. It’s common knowledge what he’s been up to.

  25. Nic Valle says:

    Are these they same devious and obscure villains as The Hollywood Whackers?

  26. Joe says:

    Innocent until proven guilty….

  27. big daddy D says:

    That was sarcasm, btw

  28. robRmh says:

    I hope and pray the FBI does not leave one sheet unturned.

  29. Cookie says:

    Those of you condemning the entire industry are extremely ignorant and pathetic and clearly are simply using this man’s past tragedy to fuel your tired old culture war. I am so glad these things are being investigated and the truth will come to light, but condemning an entire industry makes no sense. Hollywood is made up of thousands of people who are as disturbed by this stuff as anyone. and you do realize everyone doesn’t all hang out at the same parties, right? Some paths never cross. Furthermore, it is unfair to label people as pedophile-apologists because they are cautioning that we make sure Justice is served after all the facts are presented, not based on drummed up emotion. Equating being gay with being a molester shows you are not objective at all.

  30. Not taking sides here.. but right now he is a man alone. Very sad, but it is where you begin. If its true he is very brave, If not true, it ill bet its a not guilty.

  31. Momof7 says:

    Thank God this guy is coming forward. I hope he gets more people to come forward before something disastrous happens to him. :( They are probably plotting to find a way to make him go away already. As a victim of child sex abuse myself, my abuser was also a victim of child sex abuse, and was turned into a monster, and is currently serving a sentence for more abuse at 40 something years old, and they don’t want this guy ever to get out of prison again in Washington State. It sure tells you something when most of these guys are at the TOP of the ladder in TV and movies.

  32. big daddy D says:

    I’ll disregard that remark as just another idiotic comment. Ask my 1st wife, my 2nd wife..my girlfriend…and any woman I’ve slept with how much if a pedophile I am. Try using your head as more than just a coat rack. Yes..I’m hearing white noise in these allegations. If Bryan Singer does like diddling young boys..the truth, or settlement, will come out…and he can burn in hell. Until then…innocent until proven guilty…and give me my god damn mutant movie!! Spoken like the comic book geek that I am.

  33. Janet J. says:

    Yes, Mr. Singer show the documents. It’s not what people say but what they do. This is about what Mr. Singer has done, to more than one underage guy. Do a a search for your client on google or hang out in one of the gay chatrooms such as Adam4Adam late night, and tell us the allegations are still absurd. Defamatory? Only defamatory if it’s not true. You become what you repeatedly do. Hopefully the abuse of power will stop now that Mr. Singer’s and his buddies behavior has been shed light on. But the behavior will not stop until these people are behind bars where they belong. There should be zero tolerance for abuse of power such as this. Hopefully, stars like Jackman, Cruise and others will do better research before they work with people like Singer.

    • Michael Anthony says:

      Lord help any innocent person who gets you on the jury. You must not be American. In America, its innocent until proven guilty.

      • FrankNCandid says:

        A juror must follow the creed of innocent until proven guilty because that creed is our judicial system at its best. But as for the people on the street, we’re entitled to be opinionated and to try the guilty bastards as we read about the lives of these villains.

  34. David Weils says:

    You know the parties were bad when even Corey Feldman and Corey Haim were afraid to go to them.

  35. Jane S. says:

    Bravo, Mr. Egan!! Victims of sexual abuse from around the world salute you.

    From a victim who waited 23 years to come forward.

    • Michael Anthony says:

      Did he win his case? When was the trial? He went silent in 2000 after no one did anything. His mom also went silent.
      Yes, bravo! For all those victims in the last 14 years they failed to protect.

  36. john says:

    Because heteros never sexually abuse children, right Paula?

  37. JOE S HILL says:

    It still sounds rather suspicious,that all these accusations are made now,after all these years! if the
    Egan person was sexually molested by Bryan Singer and these other persons,especially Garth Ancier,
    who i believe was married to Rikki Lake way back in the 90s,,then i’d be assuming that in all these years,
    that this victim was either threatened,or maybe the leverage against him had died out-awfully hard to
    speculate about all this-but these Hollywood people are sure not above such disgusting behavior,and
    Men raping boys isn’t anything new,because it reinforces all the Homosexuality,which has been foolishly
    allowed as an equality right,which alone,is the grossest perversion of a civil right ever made! but what really stinks here,is how they (Singer and company) may deal with this-will their lawyers try to settle this
    by reaching an out of court settlement,kind of like what Michael Jackson did,when he was accused of molesting little boys? i know one thing,because if these men are guilty of such a crime,it’ll still be hard to
    prove-but still,raping and molesting a boy deserves harsh punishment,and if Hollywood’s Gay community
    sees itself at odds on that,then that’s Too Bad! but if there is enough evidence to convict Singer and company,then they deserve it! like i said,i like Singer’s work-but if its proven that he did this,then his goose is cooked,and he’ll be disgraced and likely out of a job! but for that to happen,they still need lots of
    proof,which won’t be easy to come by! but i’m still suspicious about the timing of these charges,since this
    took place in 1999,and that’ll be a lot of ground to cover! again,i hope for Singer’s sake that he’s not the
    guilty one here,because that’ll sure destroy his career if he is!

    • Jane S. says:

      Joe Hill: if one more person makes a comment like yours I am going to scream!! Didn’t you read Chris Anderson, Director of Male Survivor’s statement last week that says it takes ON AVERAGE TWENTY YEARS FOR A VICTIM TO COME FORWARD? Did you know that more than 90 per cent of victims NEVER come forward either because of shame or that they are too messed up by alcohol that they use to try to anesthetize themselves, or are dead by suicide? Have you tried for one minute to step inside the shoes of a young victim of a priest, or Jerry Sandusky, or Dr. William Ayres, or Dr Mel Levine, powerful men?

      I am very concerned about the lack of empathy and harshness in your comment,

    • Carlos says:

      Chris Anderson, director of Male Survivor, the largest organization for male sex abuse victims in the world stated that it takes on average 20 years for a victim to speak up. Alas most suffer in silence and never speak up. That you could even make a statement like yours in this day and age – when victims of priests are coming forward 30 and 40 years after the fact- is inexcusable.

      • Michael Anthony says:

        US law does not give one decades to sue. The statute of limitations begins when you realize what happened was abuse.
        And no, it doesn’t take decades. I know, I won my case and it took less then 10 years to realize what was wrong at age 12 for me. I have supreme empathy for victims. But, the laws don’t give them a blank check of years to file suit. He knew 14 years ago when he went to police. Why not file suit then?
        Carlos, you need to study law and fact, especially on repressed memory of abuse. And with his actions in 2000, he had no repression.

  38. Michael Anthony says:

    Another UNEDUCATED poster who has no idea about who the vast majority of who pedophiles really are. I feel sorry for young ones in your world. They could be abused right under your bigoted nose.

  39. Michael Anthony says:

    How many of you actually believe the FBI ignored the mom and son in 2000? And if you do, what mom, who cried today, let’s the matter drop for a decade! Seriously. It shows no concern for potential future victims.

    That is a big problem in this case.

    • Rich says:

      At Penn State, Paterno, Schultz, Spanier and Curley (football coach and administrators) were all told of Jerry Sandusky doing something sexual to a child in the Penn State coaches’ showers and none of those 4 reported the incident to the police.

    • Carlos says:

      It doesn’t matter if the mother wants some cash, her son was raped, a kid was raped, kids were raped by these sons of guns, I hope Egan and his mother bleed these monsters dry of every last penny they own. Clearly time hasn’t healed Egan’s wounds, these beasts stole Egan’s manhood, he is not gay, keep note of that. Hopefully the money the make from this trial will help to ease the pain poor Egan and his mother suffered!

      • Michael Anthony says:

        Seriously? You know of crime. Yhecpolice do nothing. So. You let the matter drop. All the time knowing more children may be abused?
        Yes. Their pain is paramount. And they can forget about victims they could have prevented. I hope they sleep well with that cash, with no worry about those they failed to help.
        They should have filed suit in 2000!

  40. sailordude says:

    Gay bashing lawsuits? What is this? The 1950’s?
    Forward!
    (sarc)

  41. Michael Anthony says:

    Another uneducated poster who has no clue what pedophiles are.

  42. Michael Anthony says:

    Another uneducated poster who has no clue what pedophiles are. Your own children could probably be abused because they don’t fit your stereotypes. Fool!

  43. Glenn C. says:

    It’s true. For some very odd reason the most successful are the ones that do the nastiest deeds! They have a network between themselves that end up supporting each other. Call it a gay network, I don’t know. A club. These same people help run big studios and important departments in which then kids do become influenced and think “it’s all normal”. When it’s not. Good ole Hollywood!

  44. Michael Anthony says:

    The vast majority if pedophiles are lower to middle class everyday people. Probably some in your town. Or, doesn’t that “fit” your opinion?

  45. Gary says:

    Innocent until proven guilty….Apparently that doesn’t apply anymore judging by a lot of the comments on this site and others.

    • Jane S. says:

      Um, innocent until proven guilty is for Judges and juries. It does NOT apply to people who have opinions and comment here. We are not part of the civil case so please stop lecturing us. We are free to post as we feel. And you clearly feel he is not guilty, and have expressed your opinion, so let us express ours

    • Dusty Wrycht says:

      This may come as a shock to you, but this not a trial.
      There is no such thing as “innocent until proven guilty” in the court of public opinion.

      • Googi Goosho says:

        They have a number of other victims that are going to come forward later.

      • bob says:

        you mean like OJ?

      • Dusty Wrycht says:

        Gary, I would not feel bad at all unless I was on the jury and chose to ignore evidence that went against my agenda. Based on the history of sexual depravity in Hollywood, I think the charges could very likely be true.

      • Gary says:

        True,but this will end up in court and how foolish will you and the others that rush to judgment look if all these men are in fact innocent?

  46. Michael Anthony says:

    They are guilty before a moment in trial? What an American you are!

    • Michael Anthony says:

      Nogoth: you’re despicable! In fact, I won my case for 7 figures. It happened at 12 and I realized it was abuse by about 21. But, all courts agree you do not get an infinite number of years yo file suit. The clock begins ticking when you realize what happened was wrong. What they did by going to police and FBI in 2000 shows knowledge. The suit should be tossed.

      I’m for all victims. I don’t support non victims or those who stretch their stories. Egans attorney has stretched and the story has been tailored to meet the statutes. As a victim, I hate those who play games. If u ate really abused, you don’t have to play games!

  47. bubbabru says:

    I wonder if someone can explain to me where all these right wing extremist tea bagging commenters come from? I scan this blog from time to time over the years and it has only been the last couple of years that people that sound like they are with Fred Phelps, Sarah Palin or Ted Cruz are leaving some of the most hate filled vile comments here. I do not for a second believe these folks are part of the entertainment community.
    I have the feeling this has become a hang out for baggers who think they are being productive and changing minds here.

    • Nic Valle says:

      It all comes from Drudge Report. The bottom feeders of the internet treat stories like this as if it was crack.

    • James O. says:

      All of these Teabaggers are all over the internet because they don’t have jobs. In between jerking off and watching Fox News they crawl the internet looking for places they can vent.

    • Gary says:

      Oh and by the way,Fred Phelps was a Democrat :)

    • Gary says:

      I am a right wing “tea bagging” commenter that happens to support gay marriage and believes ALL the accused are innocent until proven guilty :)

    • Carlos says:

      Woa chill buddy, even conservatives follow entertainment news. Anyway what is hateful about calling child predators, they need to be castrated for hurting innocent children!!

      • Michael Anthony says:

        Have they been convicted? Whats the American justice say first? Innocent until proven guilty. Would you not want the same for yourself? An accusation does not always equal guilt!

  48. Carlos says:

    You are an awful person! He was raped, don’t you get it! He din’t consent!

    • Michael Anthony says:

      And your proof is? How many trial days have you attended? Oh wait, its just an accusation! Carlos, you’re supposed to maintain an open mind until FACTS come out at trial. Or, does that not matter to you? You better hope you never get accused of anything. You’d want people to keep an open mind about yourself, wouldn’t you?

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