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Bryan Singer Accuser Indicted on Investment Fraud Charges

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Michael Egan, who earlier this year accused X-Men director Bryan Singer and other high profile entertainment executives of drugging and raping him when he was a teenager as part of a "Hollywood sex ring" targeting underage boys, has been indicted on investment fraud charges.

The Charlotte Observer reports:

In the indictment handed down in Charlotte this week, Egan is accused of a five-year financial scheme in which he attracted investors by lying about his assets – Egan claimed he owned percentages of well-known hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, among other claims – and his connections to banking executives and investment moguls.

He promised customers returns from investments in Halloween-theme attractions, television shows and land development. Instead, Egan used the capital to pay rent, buy groceries, underwrite medical bills and restaurant tabs, and take care of his pets, prosecutors say.

Egan hid his activity, investigators say, by creating account statements to reflect fraudulent balances.

The indictment charges him with securities fraud and wire fraud. He is to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Cayer on Jan. 13.

Egan faces up to 40 years in prison and a fine of $5.25 million if convicted.

Back in August, Egan's suit against Singer was voluntarily dismissed

 


Attorney Representing Bryan Singer Accuser Dropping His Client

Amidst claims that relationships between he and his client have deteriorated over the past few months Jeff Herman, the attorney representing Michael Egan who is suing Bryan Singer over claims of sexual abuse, is in the process of  dropping his client.  

Screenshot 2014-07-30 08.49.25Martin Singer, Bryan Singer’s representation, has gone public stating that Egan attempted to contact them with a potential settlement draft complete with scripted language to be used by both parties after the agreement was made official. Both Bryan and Martin Singer’s signatures appear on the agreement for $100,000, though Egan’s is inconspicuously absent.

“This exact kind of take-it-and-shut-up deal is why I decided to stand up in the first place,” Egan told Buzzfeed. “Being silenced goes completely against what I believe in and offers no protection for other vulnerable children.”

Though Egan seems to have decided against his earlier suggestion for settlement, Singer and his team have expressed their resolve not to settle out of court. Singer cites his desire to act in his client’s best business interests as the reasoning behind their initial consideration of a settlement, but the team has since moved to have the case dismissed in Hawaii federal court.

“Once we prevail, we intend to go after Mr. Egan,” Singer expressed.

Read the full memorandum of settlement here AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bryan Singer Issues Statement Denouncing Sex Abuse Allegations as 'Twisted Shake Down'

X-Men director Bryan Singer issued a statement today regarding allegations by Michael Egan that singer had drugged and raped him when he was 17 as part of a 'sex ring' preying on underage teens.

SingerSaid Singer in the statement, in which he said he was dropping out of the press tour for X-Men:

“The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career. So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I’ve decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film. 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.”


Bryan Singer Accuser Files New Lawsuits, Accuses 3 Entertainment Execs of 'Sex Ring' Participation

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The lawyer representing Michael Egan, who last week accused X-Men Director Bryan Singer of drugging and raping him at 17, has filed three new lawsuits charging entertainment executives in participating in the same "Hollywood sex ring" targeting underage teens, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

5_eganJeff Herman, the lawyer representing the man accusing Bryan Singer of sexual abuse, announced Monday that he has filed three additional sex abuse lawsuits against prolific TV exec Garth Ancier, former Disney TV president David Neuman and Broadway producer Gary Goddard...

...Herman made the announcement Monday at a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The event was attended by plaintiff Michael Egan and his mother, who broke into tears during the conference.

"We've alleged that there's a Hollywood sex ring, one of several sex rings," said Herman.

The suits allege that the three men were part of the same Hollywood sex ring that allegedly involved Singer. Herman says Egan was sexually abused by all three men at a home in Encino, Calif., and in Hawaii, and that force was used. The suit against Goddard includes an allegation of abuse when Egan was 15.

Watch KTLA's report on the allegations, AFTER THE JUMP...

Singer's lawyer says he was not in Hawaii during the time Egan claimed he abused him.

Two of the newly-accused men have responded, according to THR:

UPDATED: The Hollywood Reporter reached out to all three new defendants and/or their representatives. Goddard’s attorney Alan Grodin said in an email, “Gary is in China right now and we will have a proper statement in due course but needless to say this is without merit.”

Neuman, in five tweets, said “Hey everyone: obviously I have to be talking to and through lawyers, but I just want everyone to know right now that the disgusting allegations made against me are COMPLETELY FALSE. Also very shocking in that they don’t just stretch the truth, they are whole-cloth lies with zero basis in reality or truth. Sickening, and very evil, for anyone to lie like that, let alone in a legal document. Stay tuned; I will set the record straight. And thank you to the many friends who have reached out to me with messages of faith and support. I deeply appreciate it.”

Ancier has yet to respond.

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