Lawsuit dropped against Hollywood exec
Michael Egan filed a voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit brought against David Neuman.
LOS ANGELES - A man who accused TV executive David Neuman of sexually abusing him when he was an aspiring teen actor has withdrawn his lawsuit after Neuman's lawyer revealed a previous sworn statement by the accuser that they never had sexual contact.
Michael Egan (31) filed a voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit brought in April late on Wednesday.
"Today's news affirms to everyone that David Neuman's fine reputation deserves to stand strong and was attacked with no merit," Neuman's lawyer,Patricia Glaser said in a statement.
It is unclear if Neuman plans to institute legal action against Egan.
During the litigation, Neuman's lawyer entered into evidence a 2003 sworn declaration by Egan that was part of a lawsuit against some of Neuman's colleagues. Egan stated that he never had physical contact with Neuman that was sexual and that his interactions with Neuman were incidental and appropriate.
Neuman had been sued by Egan along with X-Men director Bryan Singer, entertainment firm executive Gary Goddard and TV executive Garth Ancier. Each of them have denied the accusations and the cases have not been resolved.
Egan's lawyer, Jeff Herman, who announced each of the lawsuits at news conferences in Los Angeles, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.