Lawyers for the former president of Walt Disney Television have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the executive, David Neuman, sexually abused Michael Egan, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Neuman’s attorneys said in a motion filed Thursday that Egan had sworn under oath in a previous case that their client “did not engage in any of the acts" that his lawsuit is alleging. The lawsuit alleges that Neuman and other adult men sexually abused Egan in the late 1990s, but the motion claims that Egan testified in 2003 that he wasn’t abused by Neuman.
“David Neuman has never been present when I was involved in any type of sexual conduct, never harassed me, never made sexually suggestive remarks to me, and never acted improperly around me or toward me," Egan said in 2003 while under oath, according to the motion.
Egan’s attorney did not immediately return a request for comment, the story says.