The man who has accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen sued three more entertainment industry figures yesterday, claiming they also molested him. The allegations in the latest lawsuits filed by Michael Egan III are substantially similar to his legal action against Singer, which accuses the director of abusing him between the ages of 15 and 17 in Los Angeles and Hawaii. The new lawsuits were filed in federal court in Hawaii against former Fox television executive Garth Ancier, theater producer Gary Wayne Goddard, and David A. Neuman, a former television executive with Current TV and Disney.
Egan, 31, claims he was lured into a sex ring run by a former digital entertainment company executive, Marc Collins-Rector, with promises of auditions for acting, modeling, and commercial jobs. He says he was put on the company's payroll as an actor and forced to have sex with adult men at parties within Hollywood's entertainment industry. Egan appeared at a news conference yesterday alongside his mother, who tearfully described her efforts to report alleged abuses to the FBI in 1999 and 2000. Bonnie Mound said she wrote several letters, and questioned why those letters and information 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, however, the agency denied last week that it had ignored any information about Singer. (More Bryan Singer stories.)