Singer: Sex Abuse Scandal Gets Bigger

Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have been accused of sexually abusing teenage boys in lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court.

Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and also served as head of programming for Fox, NBC and the WB.

Neuman, the former president of Disney TV, previously worked for Digital Entertainment Network that was headed by Marc Collins-Rector, who was cited as being involved in the sexuality activity at the heart of plaintiff Michael Egan’s original lawsuit.

Goddard heads a design firm in Los Angeles that has created theme park attractions for Universal Studios.

The filings were unveiled at a news conference Monday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills by attorney Jeff Herman, Egan and his mother.

“It’s not about money, it’s about disarming these pedophiles,” the alleged victim’s mother, Bonnie Mound, told reporters through tears.

The new lawsuits were filed five days after “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer was accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy in 1999 in a suit filed in the same court. Egan, the plaintiff, claims he was 15 years old when Singer forcibly sodomized him, among other allegations.

Bryan Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, has called the lawsuit “absurd and defamatory” and has promised that he will file a counter-suit.

Herman is a sexual abuse attorney based in Boca Raton, Fla., who also represented the plaintiffs accusing Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of sexual abuse.

Herman had said last week that he expected to file additional cases against alleged perpetrators by April 24 in Hawaii. That is the cutoff date for old sex abuse cases to be filed under a two-year window established by the state legislature.

Singer’s attorney claims the filmmaker has documents to prove he was in Toronto, not Hawaii, in late 1999 shooting the first “X-Men” movie, which would disprove Egan’s account of sexual abuse.

“We want to see those documents,” Herman said Monday, adding that he has witnesses to prove that Singer was in Hawaii at the time of the alleged incidents.

Sources recently confirmed that Oscar-nominee Amy Berg has spent the last two years working on a new documentary about sex abuse in Hollywood that includes allegations about Bryan Singer. Michael Egan has been cooperating with Berg on her documentary.

Marty Singer has asserted that the lawsuit against Bryan Singer is an attempt to get publicity with “X-Men: Days of Future Past” opening in a month. Singer has canceled two major appearances in support of the upcoming tentpole, skipping last weekend’s WonderCon in Anaheim and the upcoming Creativity Conference in Washington.