In another bizarre twist to the sexual abuse lawsuit against X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer, today the lawyer for the accuser (Michael Egan) released the following statement:
“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. We cannot comment on any actual or purported documents that may or may not be or reflect privileged or confidential communications. We decline to speak about any other clients we may or may not have represented.”
According to Buzzfeed, Singer and Egan’s attorney Jeff Herman had agreed to a $100,000 settlement this past June, but Egan refused to sign the document. He told Buzzfeed that “This exact kind of take-it-and-shut-up deal is why I decided to stand up in the first place. Being silenced goes completely against what I believe in and offers no protection for other vulnerable children.”
Singer’s attorney said that the settlement was Herman’s idea, and indicated that Herman was losing some faith in his client’s case. The fact that he is now dropping Egan altogether would certainly agree with that suggestion.
We are by no means legal experts, but it sounds like Egan may have missed his window to cash in and will now likely be walking away with nothing.