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More Hollywood execs names in sex abuse case

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 01:34

Man accusing ''X-Men'' director Bryan Singer of allegedly raping him as a teenager names three more Hollywood executives in lawsuits. Rollo Ross reports.

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Michael Egan, the man who is suing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer claiming he raped him as a teenager, named a further three people on Monday April 21st. He alleges the men are part of an underage sex ring which abused him in late 1999 and 2000. Television executives Garth Ancier and David Neuman and entertainment firm executive Gary Goddard were all named at a news conference by Egan's attorney Jeff Herman. Also present at the conference was Egan's mother, Bonnie Mound, who took the opportunity to defend her son, who is seeking damages exceeding $10 million. SOUNDBITE mother of Michael Egan, Bonnie Mound, saying (English): "There's talk that Mike is here for his 15 minutes of fame - do you call this fame? This isn't fame. What part of this is fame? Do you think Mike and I sitting here, do you think we like it? No. It's not about money, it's about disarming these pedophiles who use their wealth and power to escape justice - that's what it's about." SOUNDBITE accuser, Michael Egan, saying (English) "Victims of these individuals or other individuals that are out there from childhood sexual abuse, been abused by others, come forward - we have people that can protect us now. You can't change the stigma that's in this world of childhood sexual abuse, unless somebody talks about it." The previous week, Egan filed a lawsuit against director Bryan Singer, alleging that the filmmaker used his influence as a Hollywood insider as well as a range of drugs and alcohol to force Egan into sexual activities while promising him film roles.

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More Hollywood execs names in sex abuse case

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 01:34