Bryan Singer Accuser Apparently Seeks To Withdraw Case
Because the motion is sealed, it's not possible to quote more than its title: "Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion to Withdraw as Counsel; Request for Court Order of Dismissal, Without Prejudice or an Award of Costs or Fees, in the Interest of Justice — filed by Michael F. Egan, III (pro se)."
The filing comes in the Hawaii federal court case against Singer. Egan has already withdrawn cases against the other three defendants, Gary Goddard, David Neuman and Garth Ancier.
Those withdrawals came as the cases — which claimed teen sex abuse at parties at Hawaii and Los Angeles mansions from 1997 to 1999 — appeared to collapse under the weight of Egan's own prior sworn statements from 2003, in which he said that he'd never been to Hawaii and that no one other than the occupants of the Los Angeles mansion had sexually molested him. He had even signed a statement in 2003 that he'd never had sexual contact with Neuman. In addition, several of the defendants filed evidence such as credit card receipts and witness declarations to show that they hadn't been in Hawaii during the period in question.
Egan is currently representing himself while opposing his attorney Jeff Herman's motion to withdraw from his case.
The Hollywood Reporter also notes:
It's likely that Singer's attorneys will fight Egan's pro se motion in Hawaii to dismiss without prejudice — a type of dismissal that would allow Egan to refile if he wishes — since Singer has already filed a motion to dismiss the case with prejudice, which would not allow it to be refiled. That motion is scheduled to be heard September 9.
Thoughts on these latest developments, Instincters?