X-Men director Bryan Singer has settled with the guy who is accusing him of sexually abusing him when he was 15 … but the settlement was quickly rejected by the accuser, forcing his exasperated lawyer to drop out of his case.
According to TMZ, Michael Egan’s lawyer Jeff Herman met Singer’s lawyer Marty Singer and asked to settle the case for $100,000. Marty agreed, and both parties signed the deal as done.
But as soon as the settlement was signed, Egan – whose case has already been weakened by available facts on ground and his own behavior – backed out, saying that ‘this exact kind of take-it-and-shut-up deal is why I decided to stand up in the first place.’
This move apparently angered his lawyer, who later told TMZ that he is dropping the case.
As you will remember, Egan also included Hollywood execs Garth Ancier, Gary Goddard and David Neuman in his molestation lawsuit. All of them denied ever molesting Egan, and later Herman withdrew the lawsuits against them.