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Bryan Singer Accuser’s Lawyer Claims “Dozens” Of Hollywood Sexual Assault Victims Will Come Forward


Lawyer Jeff Herman, who is representing Michael Egan in his sexual assault charges against out director Bryan Singer, claims that there are “dozens and dozens” of similar victims of Hollywood power players that will be coming forward soon.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Herman alleges that there are many more cases to come, and that the perpetrators come from a broad swath of the entertainment industry, including talent agents that represent child actors:

“I know of [a] Hollywood sex ring, completely unrelated to these [Singer and the other three defendants’] cases. We are finishing investigations, and will be filing suits soon. It will involve big names. It involves a different part of Hollywood: agents of kids, that sort of thing. There’s really vile stuff going on in the industry. The scope is big, I’m hearing from a lot of people. It fits the pattern of children being sexually exploited.”

Though Singer’s attorney has threatened to sue Herman for malicious prosecution and alleged offender Garth Ancier has dismissed the charges as “shamelessly exploiting homophobic fears and stereotypes,” Herman is no legal rookie when it comes to prosecuting cases involving sex offenders.

As the Beast reports, he won a $100 million verdict against a Catholic priest accused of multiple counts of child molestation, and he hopes for the Singer case to be a turning point for Hollywood.

“The case has opened up something waiting to happen for a long time,” he says. “I think there have been both victims and adults in the industry waiting for someone to come forward and expose this. It opens up the floodgates so people feel safe to come forward.”



On:           May 2, 2014
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    • jazz4108

      If it stops the underage pool partys that influence the teenagers with sex and drugs then its still a win.

      May 2, 2014 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ron Jackson

      Another bottom feeding lawyer using the legal system to get rich. Why am I not surprised.

      May 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • e.c.

      I would believe his righteous zeal a little more if he was working to bring criminal charges and not just filing big money civil suits of which he would see a hefty percentage of any settlements or judgements.

      May 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DK

      The inevitable results of mixing stupid adults and immature teenagers with alcohol, drugs, and sex.

      Just to think: if they had invited mature, fun adults to the parties, instead of “white twinks only” then none of this would be happening. Oh well.

      May 2, 2014 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mz.sam

      This case will have little standing and will at best be settled with the accused defendants. A major indication being famed LA attorney, Gloria Allred, champion of sexual abuse cases is surprisingly not representing the plaintiff and the lawsuit was filed in Hawaii but not CA where the alleged abuse also occurred. Moreover, the timing of the lawsuit is suspect just before the release of Bryan Singer’s latest X-Men opening when Media coverage is at its highest.

      May 2, 2014 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam


      It was filed in Hawaii because the allegations are that the kid was taken across state lines for sex.

      May 2, 2014 at 6:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xzall

      The statute of Limitations for California ran out on this case so they couldn’t file there. Hawaii recently amended their statute of limitations for sexual assault cases which is why the case was filed there. In order for them to file there, they had to produce an incident that happened in Hawaii which is why some are skeptical.

      May 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bobbyjoe

      It’s curious that Queerty links to the Beast article and only notes what it says that’s complimentary to the lawyer– that he won a big case against a priest– but not the negative detail the article actually spends more page space on, which is that the lawyer was suspended for 18 months in 2009 for “dishonest and deceitful” conduct.

      I’d say the guy’s record on ethics is mixed, to say the least.

      May 2, 2014 at 7:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida

      Let’s not fool ourselves here. If any of those kids didn’t know what was going on before attending these parties then the friend(s) that brought them did and they’d have to be pretty dense not to figure it out within 5 minutes of arrival.

      May 2, 2014 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader

      Lawyers fees should be capped to prevent lawyers from extorting money from people. Divorce lawyers are among the worst.

      May 2, 2014 at 11:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      Maybe Singer will stop being an age-ist after this.

      May 3, 2014 at 12:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd

      The lawyer is just trying to attract more attention and more clients. Singer is innocent, a victim.

      May 3, 2014 at 7:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99

      @mz.sam: In CA they’re up against a statute of limitations. That’s why they’re making it a civil instead of a criminal.

      May 4, 2014 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99

      @DarkZephyr: Doubt it. He’s attracted to teenage looking guys. He’s an Ephobophile and that’s never going to change.

      I doubt he’s going to be as open and careless about it after all this ie no more twink/teenage pool parties. That goes for the rest of the them. Like someone said above this is good thing.

      May 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd

      I am against their pool parties because of the drugs they served for the boys. But I am not against orgies and sex with 18+ boys. orgies and sex between older guys and younger guys are good things.

      Singer and his friends should be able to fuc* anyone they want to and in the amount and frequency they choose to, as long as the boys are over the age of consent.

      May 4, 2014 at 9:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toberlin

      BillyBudd:Your obvious disability to have a relationship to young men based on friendship and support without sex is really desolate.On and on you disgrace here young men to f*ck objects.I do not wonder that you are from Brazil.The Country that have with Thailand the biggest Child- and Minor Prostitution Problem.Your streets are full of young adults to exploit.And a mixture of machismo poverty and drugs O.K this.
      If I would not know that the world is also full of strong smart caring loving and supportive men this really would make me depressive.

      May 5, 2014 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KDub

      Wow, yet ANOTHER gay man preying on underage boys. Is this the new bugchasing? So sad to see all this self-destruction trending lately.

      May 5, 2014 at 9:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toberlin


      May 6, 2014 at 9:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toberlin

      KDub:It is everybodys problem and not gay thing.Go bugchase yourself…

      May 6, 2014 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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