Bryan Singer dismissed from teen sex abuse case brought by British actor
The anonymous actor has decided to drop charges against the X-Men director
X-Men director Bryan Singer has been dismissed from a teenage sexual abuse case brought against him by an anonymous British actor.
The dismissal follows claims by Singer that there was no legal basis for the suit in a motion he filed several weeks ago.
The British actor, identified in the court case only as ‘John Doe 117’, voluntarily dismissed his sexual abuse case on Friday 25 July in a court in LA.
The case is one of several that have been filed against Singer and others over allegations of underage sexual abuse.
The lawsuit, filed in May, claimed that Singer allegedly had sex with the plaintiff, then 17, at a Superman after-party in a London hotel room.
‘Jon Doe 117’ claimed he resisted, but Broadway producer Gary Goddard, who is also named in the lawsuit, brought in a “large, musclebound man”, who allegedly struck the teen and held him while Singer grabbed him and Goddard watched on naked.
The suit also claimed that Singer allegedly attempted to rape the teenage actor.
Filed by the same lawyer who is also representing Michael Egan in a sexual abuse case against Singer and three others, the lawsuit argued that although the British actor was at the age of legal consent when Singer and Goddard had sex with him in the UK, the Californian age of consent, 18, should apply instead.
The lawsuit claimed that the Californian legal age should apply because Singer and Goddard allegedly formed their sexual plans regarding the teenager actor while in California.
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 5 Cancel Sky at your peril: man spends 96 minutes in chat but fails to get rid of service
Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
'Jihadi John': Isis executioner Mohammed Emwazi wanted to wage jihad in Somalia until his friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
Parma, Missouri: 80 per cent of town's police quit after first black mayor is elected
Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join one of...
£18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events busi...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This privately-owned company designs and manuf...
£22000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity has arisen at th...