Sex Abuse Case Against Garth Ancier Withdrawn

Plaintiff Michael Egan, III, who sued director Bryan Singer and three Hollywood executives alleging teen sex abuse in Hawaii in 1999, has voluntarily dismissed his suit against one of the men, Garth Ancier. However, the dismissal was without prejudice, meaning that he can refile – and, in fact, when he dismissed a similar case against David Neuman about three weeks ago, Egan did refile just two days later.

In addition, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Egan sued three John Doe defendants in Los Angeles federal court Friday. Egan’s lawyer, Jeff Herman, said that under California law, he could not comment on the identity of the defendants unless and until authorized by the court. Copies of the complaints were not available online.

“We are pleased the case filed in Hawaii against Mr. Ancier has been dropped given it had no merit whatsoever,” said Ancier’s attorney, Louise Ann Fernandez of Jeffer, Mangels.

For more on the case and the backstory: The Hollywood Reporter