Singer, Bryan: Sex Scandal New Chapter

Jeff Herman, has withdrawn as the attorney for Michael Egan, the plaintiff who accused director Bryan Singer and Hollywood executives of sexual assault in the late 1990s, when he was a minor.

In a statement, Herman said that his firm is “in the process of withdrawing from representing Mr. Egan in all his cases and have no further comment concerning his matters at this time.  We cannot comment on any actual or purported documents that may or may not be or reflect privileged or confidential communications.  We decline to speak about any other clients we may or may not have represented.”

The statement was released after Buzzfeed posted a story revealing a document showing that Herman and Singer’s attorney, Martin Singer, agreed to settle the case for $100,000 but that Egan refused.

The director has denied Egan’s claims, and his attorney has filed a motion to dismiss the case and has said that they would eventually pursue a claim for malicious prosecution. Egan dropped his claims against Garth Ancier, Gary Goddard and David Neuman.