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3rd sex abuse lawsuit by ex-child model dropped

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:57 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2014

A former aspiring model who accused several Hollywood figures of sexually abusing him as a child has dropped a third lawsuit.

Lawyers for Michael Egan III said in a federal court filing in Honolulu on Saturday that they were dismissing a lawsuit against theater producer Gary Wayne Goddard.

That leaves only one lawsuit filed by Egan still open, against "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer. Egan earlier dropped lawsuits against two television executives.

Egan's lawyers did not explain why they dropped the lawsuit in their two-page filing.

Egan's lawyers, Jeff Herman and Mark Gallagher, as well as a spokesman for Goddard did not immediately return messages seeking comment Saturday.

Egan had accused the men of sexually abusing him as a child during trips to Hawaii. The men have denied the allegations.

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KaneoheSJ wrote:
The men who were originally accused now have their reputations damaged. By a single slew of a lawsuit they have had their lives turned upside down. There should be recourse for people who have had their lives destroyed by an accuser and his or her lawyer. There should be something in place to discourage false accusers from taking these unscrupulous actions. A counter lawsuit for defamation of character should be in place. I say this because it seems that the accused in this particular story do not seem to be taking an aggressive stance to repudiate the charges and to take action against this kind of actions. The formerly accused could possibly take a lie detector test from a reputable agency and have it publicized to strengthen their claims to innocence. And maybe this will shed a light on the accuser that he may be in fact just trying to shake down these men. Making false accusations is, in fact, a crime.
on June 28,2014 | 03:04PM
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