Recently unearthed court documents from a lawsuit filed in 2003 show that Michael Egan, who has filed a high-profile sexual assault lawsuit against out X-Men director Bryan Singer, stated under oath that he’d never traveled to Hawaii, where he alleges the assault took place.
Buzzfeed exclusively obtained a portion of this deposition, which was a part of settlement proceedings for a similar case against entrepreneurs Marc Collins-Rector, Chad Shackley and Brock Pierce.
Those men threw the same types of parties in their Encino, CA mansion that are now getting Singer and company in hot water:
Asked during the deposition whether he had taken any trips outside the continental United States, Egan replied, “Never had any trips outside the continental U.S., no.” Egan then responds to a question specifically clarifying that he had never traveled to Hawaii.
During the deposition, Egan explained that he’d never traveled outside of the continental U.S. because his mother wouldn’t approve the trip, but Egan’s attorney Jeff Herman affirms to Buzzfeed that he did clarify the Hawaii trips with Egan prior to the filing of the most recent lawsuit and spoke with his mother, who confirmed trips to Hawaii with either Collins-Rector or Shackley:
“I’m not sure how he interpreted the continental United States. I’m not sure what he’s talking about specifically here.”
The trips to Hawaii are a crucial detail to the legality of the entire case. Egan maintains that he was sexually assaulted in both California and Hawaii, but he and his attorney decided to file in Hawaii because of an increased statute of limitations for older cases as the alleged assaults took place fifteen years ago.
Egan’s original complaint was filed on April 16th, 2014, just eight days before the extended deadline of April 24th. If there is no confirmed trip to Hawaii, there legally may be no case.
At this time, there is no comment from Bryan Singer or his attorney.