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Michael Egan, the man who accused X-Men director, Bryan Singer, of sexual assault, is being dropped by his attorney.
Florida-based attorney Jeff Herman confirmed he was dropping Egan as a client in a statement on Tuesday.
“We are in the process of withdrawing from representing Mr. Egan in all his cases and have no further comment concerning his matters at this time," said Herman.
BuzzFeed broke the news, who also obtained the “memorandum of settlement” document.
The document shows Singer was prepared to settle the lawsuit for $100,000 in June, but Egan refused to sign.
“This exact kind of take-it-and-shut-up deal is why I decided to stand up in the first place,” Egan told BuzzFeed. “Being silenced goes completely against what I believe in and offers no protection for other vulnerable children.”
Egan first filed the lawsuit in April in Hawaii, where he claims the sexual abuse took place in the 1990s, in addition to California. He claimed Singer used drugs to lure him in before the assault took place.
Marty Singer, the director’s lawyer, called the would-be settlement a “last-ditch attempt to save face from what was nothing more than an unsubstantiated, unsuccessful shakedown of Bryan Singer based on false allegations.”
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