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Bryan Singer, Accuser

Settle Molestation Suit

Then Accuser Flip Flops

7/29/2014 1:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bryan Singer and the man accusing him of molesting him when he was 15 settled the case for $100K but the alleged victim changed his mind, and lost his lawyer in the process ... TMZ has confirmed.

Sources connected with the case tell TMZ ... attorney Jeff Herman, who reps accuser Michael Egan, approached Singer's lawyer Marty Singer, offering to drop the case for $100,000.

In the greater scheme of things, if Egan had a valid sexual molestation case -- proving the "X-Men" director repeatedly sexually assaulted him when he was 15 -- it would be worth many millions.

A settlement of $100K -- which would be a fraction of Bryan Singer's legal fees -- is viewed more like a "nuisance" settlement.

But here's the twist.  After the settlement was signed, Egan backed out of it, saying "This exact kind of take-it-and-shut-up deal is why I decided to stand up in the first place."

Apparently Egan's lawyer wanted the case to settle, so Herman tells us he's dropping out of the case.

Egan earlier dismissed his lawsuits against mega-producer Garth Ancier, Producer Gary Goddard, and former Disney exec David Neuman.

52 COMMENTS

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1.

MTG    

This Egan character is extorting Singer. He's the one that should be prosecuted.

48 days ago
2.

Stiletto    

Never trust a sperm gargler.

48 days ago
3.

Bellaca    

Bryan is trying to pay him off. Ha!

48 days ago
4.

Bellaca    

Where's the stuff on Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem speaking out about Israel?

48 days ago
5.

Kelly    

I knew Egan would crawl back to the gutter with nothing. So many convicted the men accused.

48 days ago
6.

BRO-HAM BRUH-MAN    

raquel harper pinched my butt onetime....but i liked it

48 days ago
7.

Thirstee    

If you get gifts and trips and $uch after toe grab and on... How are you a victim?

48 days ago
8.

Vampira    

Money talks in Hollywood.

48 days ago
9.

(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

Better Call Saul.

48 days ago
10.

Jazzi    

Wow, that Brian Singer has the strangest, creepiest eyes I have ever seen!

48 days ago
11.

Rectum? Damn Nearly Killed Him!!    

Brian Singer is soo gay he makes Seacrest's a s s h o l e seem straight

48 days ago
12.

missbigshot    

Michael Egan has NO credibility and makes NO sense. If Egan truly believed that "This exact kind of take-it-and-shut-up deal is why I decided to stand up in the first place"- then WHY DID HE SIGN THE SETTLEMENT IN THE FIRST PLACE????????? If I were Bryan Singer, I would retract my offer of settlement.

48 days ago
13.

steven     

I have no idea whether Singer is guilty. But the legal analysis in the article is overly simplistic. To suggest that the amount of a settlement itself is determinative of guilt is absurd. Sometimes it is quite reasonable for a plaintiff whose claim is based on absolute truth to settle for a small amount it the case is hard to prove due to the passage of time or for a variety of other reasons. Similarly, a defendant who knows he is guilty will not offer much because he knows the plaintiff can't prove his case.

48 days ago
14.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Settlement = guilty....rid this bad press asap

48 days ago
15.

Numapass    

I think most of the flipping and flopping happened at the pool parties

48 days ago
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