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Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against TV Executive Is Dropped Variety

A man who filed high-profile sexual abuse lawsuits against four Hollywood figures has dropped one of them. Variety reports that the lawsuit filed by Michael Egan III against former NBC Entertainment President Garth Ancier was withdrawn.

The motion was filed in federal court in Hawaii, where the suit alleged Ancier committed abuse against Egan when Egan was a minor. In a dismissal motion filed in May, Ancier said he wasn’t in Hawaii during the time Egan alleged, and had never been to Hawaii with Egan.

“We are pleased the case filed in Hawaii against Mr. Ancier has been dropped given it had no merit whatsoever,” Ancier’s attorney said. “Mr. Ancier was undeserving of the stain to his reputation caused by the plaintiff’s reckless complaint, which was grounded in lies.”

Egan also filed suits against director Bryan Singer and executives Gary Goddard and David Neuman. The case against Neuman was dropped earlier this month, but was then refiled, the report notes.

"Egan made four claims in each suit -- intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery and invasion of privacy by unreasonable intrusion," the story adds. "Each of the suits -- all filed in April -- recounts in explicit detail the sexual acts that allegedly took place between Egan and each of the men."

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