War Of Words

Bryan Singer’s Lawyer Calls Sex Abuse Accuser’s Attorney A Media Whore “Looking For A Payday”

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Things are definitely getting nastier between Bryan Singer’s attorney Marty Singer (no relation) and lawyer Jeff Herman, who’s representing client Michael Egan in his sexual assault charges against the out X-Men: Days Of Future Past director.

Marty Singer goes on the attack in a strongly worded letter to Herman secured by reporters at The Hollywood Reporter just days after Herman filed another lawsuit against Bryan Singer and theatre producer Gary Goddard on behalf of an as yet unnamed actor from the U.K.

Marty Singer calls the lawsuit itself “frivolous” and “meritless” before really letting Herman have it:

“You seek to preen for the media in an effort to solicit new clients, ultimately looking for a payday for yourself. You have now resorted to lying to the public concerning your actions…On behalf of Mr. Singer, I am hereby demanding that you immediately dismiss, with prejudice, the Egan lawsuit and refrain from refiling the ‘John Doe’ lawsuit that you filed against him. If you fail to do so, then you will be exposed to significant liability.”

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the letter also complains about the fact that Herman filed in Hawaii without contacting Singer and his reps to determine whether or not there was evidence of the alleged assault, seemingly vindicating Herman’s earlier interview with The Daily Beast in which he claimed that Singer and his reps would have probably preferred to settle.

For his part, Herman seems fairly nonplussed by the turn of events, and tells the Reporter that such attacks are par for the course:

“This is a critical time in these cases because this is when I typically see the strongest pushback. I have a good-faith belief in the merits of their claim, and I will not be deterred by threats or bullying in my quest to shine a light on this darkness and seek justice for victims.”

Herman promises that there are more lawsuits of this nature to come with both male and female victims.

We’ll keep you updated with more on this story as it develops.