The 31-year-old man who DROPPED his sexual assault case against former Disney exec David Neuman has now refiled the case with some significant changes ... changes that are just plain weird.
Michael Egan held a news conference in April to publicly skewer Neuman, claiming Neuman repeatedly molested him when he was a teenager, at pool parties in L.A. and on vacation in Hawaii.
Egan's lawyer, Jeff Herman, filed the lawsuit in Hawaii because of a forgiving statute of limitations, but then without explanation dropped the lawsuit last week. It probably had a lot to do with the fact that Neuman busted Egan, who signed a sworn declaration in 2003 saying Neuman NEVER did anything inappropriate with him.
But now Egan has filed another lawsuit -- this time dropping all the Hawaii allegations and focusing on allegations of molestation at L.A. pool parties.
In a bizarre move ... Egan doesn't name Neuman in this lawsuit ... he calls him John Doe. But it's clear he's referring to Neuman. The suit refers to Neuman's position at Disney -- there's no doubt it's him.
And get this ... Egan admits he signed that 2003 declaration saying Neuman did nothing inappropriate, but says he signed it "under fear, threats, and duress." The reason that's so weird -- at the very same time Egan signed it, he was on the attack against 3 other men making the same allegations.
Neuman's lawyer has called Egan's tactics a smear campaign and a shakedown of an innocent man.
Transsexual Porn Star's Wife
He Can't be My Hubby
He Doesn't Have a Penis!
6/10/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The estranged wife of transsexual porn star Buck Angel has a solid argument on why she shouldn't have to pay spousal support -- under Louisiana law, they can't be married, because "she" never became a "he"-- i.e., no dong.
Angel is an award-winning transsexual porn star who famously appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" in 2006 (Google it, it's amazing).
According to court docs ... Buck's estranged "wife" Elayne claims Buck never sealed the reassignment deal with the proper apparatus. Elayne claims since Buck doesn't have to tuck, the union was never legal because Louisiana does not recognize same sex marriages.
Buck is gunning for $2K a month in spousal support. He's also alleging Elayne secretly moved $500,000 out of their joint account.
Under Louisiana law, a person doesn't change sex unless the genitalia is altered.
L.A. Pride Parade
Everybody's on the Bus
6/8/2014 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Coldplay loving drag queens and half-naked guys in firefighter outfits were just some of the L.A. Pride Parade highlights on Sunday ... and the TMZ Tour Bus had a front row seat.
The parade has been raging for hours and for those of you missing out -- we got some choice footage of the best floats and costumes.
Promoters say more than 400k people were expected to attend the event -- making it the largest gathering ever of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Southern California.
We also shot the girls from "Famous in 12" at the parade -- TMZ's experiment to see if a family desperately seeking fame can move to Hollywood and achieve their goal in 12 weeks -- and they said the event has been a blast.
Offered Big Movie Role
But There's a Catch
6/7/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Casper Smart lost his job as Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend/dancer/babysitter -- but now he's getting a shot to make hundreds of thousands of bucks by starring in porn.
Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch sent a letter to Casper ... asking him to play the lead love interest in an XXX film featuring the transsexual with whom he was rumored to have an online fling.
Hirsch says Sofie Vissa is locked and loaded for a film called, "Sofie on the DownLo" ... and Hirsch wants Casper to get it on with Vissa in the company's first-ever transsexual sex tape.
We're told Casper is being offered around $200,000 -- with big back end potential and the possibility of a sequel, "Casper, the Friendly Host."
Casper has not acknowledged any sort of relationship with Sofie.
But It has Nothing to Do with Transsexual Texts
6/6/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart have called it quits after nearly 2 1/2 years ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the former couple tell us ... they actually split nearly 2 months ago, but kept it on the down low. We're told the breakup was civil. They're still friendly but simply grew apart.
We're told the breakup had nothing to do with recent stories of Casper's sexual escapades. One source put it this way: "Casper has been a single guy and can text or see whoever he wants, but the idea that he was knowingly texting a transsexual is laughable." The source added, "He's not that guy, but like a lot of single guys online he obviously likes to look at a 'lil T and A."
Casper is in the process of moving out right now. We're told there was no rush because JLo's been on the road promoting her 10th album, AKA.
We're told Casper will be pursuing acting, which is why he took show directing and choreography off his Instagram.
Former Disney Exec
In Questionable Sex Abuse Suit
6/5/2014 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Disney Exec David Neuman has been quietly dropped from a sexual molestation case filed by a man who raked him over the coals at a very public news conference.
Michael Egan -- now 31 -- filed the suit against Neuman in April, claiming Neuman was part of a Hollywood sex ring repeatedly preying on Egan at pool parties, who was 15 at the time. Egan's lawyer, Jeff Herman, held a news conference where he and Egan attacked Neuman and others.
But Neuman's lawyer, Patty Glaser, filed legal docs blowing Egan's claim out of the water, producing a sworn declaration from Egan back in 2003 in which Egan said he "never had any kind of physical contact" with Neuman that was sexual and that Neuman "never acted inappropriately."
Egan and Herman did not hold a news conference to announce the dismissal of the lawsuit. We spoke with Herman but he had no comment.
Neuman's lawyer, Patty Glaser, told the Hollywood Reporter, "We will hold accountable those who wrongly created the hurt and damage by making outrageous, unfounded assertions that cannot be undone."
Egan has not dropped his cases against 2 other Hollywood big wigs, but this isn't going to help his credibility.
I'm an Idiot, Kids
Don't Do What I Did
6/4/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jonah Hill got seriously choked up while making his second public apology for blurting out a homophobic slur at a photographer -- and called himself a role model ... for what NOT to do.
Hill was on "The Tonight Show" when he brought up the video we posted Tuesday -- Jonah yelling to the photog, "Suck my d***, you f*****."
Hill was emotional about using a word he calls "grotesque."
He also addressed the LGBTQ community directly, and begged young people to ignore the example he'd set -- "Don't respond with hatred or anger because you're just adding more ugliness to the world."
Accepts Responsibility for Homophobic Slur ...
'I Shouldn't Have Said That'
6/3/2014 5:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jonah Hill took on the controversy behind his homophobic slur head on this morning on Howard Stern ... fully admitting he made the hurtful comment and accepting full responsibility.
Hill lashed out at a paparazzo over the weekend, telling him, "Suck my d***, you f*****!"
Hill had the opportunity to deny using the word -- Stern said he couldn't really hear it in the clip -- but the "22 Jump Street Star" wouldn't let himself off the hook, saying, "What I said in that moment was disgusting ... I shouldn't have said that."
Hill -- who has been active in supporting gay rights -- took the blame for his remark ... though he did say the pap had been following him around all day and saying hurtful things about his family.
Hill's apology was near perfect -- he did play the "gay friends card" at one point ... telling Stern he just happened to be spending the rest of the day with a gay friend who is getting married soon.
A rep for the Human Rights Campaign, which has worked with Hill in the past, tells TMZ, "All around the world, LGBT young people go to bed at night and stare at the ceiling, sleeplessly wondering what awaits them the next day at school or at church or even in their own home. Hateful words like the one Jonah used are more harmful than he can ever know, especially to kids who hear nothing but negativity about being LGBT. We're glad to see that Jonah is willing to turn this into a teachable moment and we hope others will learn from his mistake."
Throws Homophobic Slur at Photographer ...
"Suck My D***, F*****"
6/3/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jonah Hill got fed up with a photographer's comments about his outfit, and lashed out by hurling a gay slur at him, yelling ... "Suck my d***, you f*****!"
Hill was out in the Larchmont area of L.A. over the weekend when a couple paparazzi started asking questions. Hill kept silent ... even when one of the guys (not from TMZ) mocked his floral print board shorts, saying ... "I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy."
The photog followed Hill for another 40 seconds or so before wishing him a good day -- and that's when an obviously angry and frustrated Hill uncorked the homophobic slur.
Jonah's been a very vocal supporter of gay rights, and famously blasted Russia's anti-gay laws leading up to the Winter Olympics.
We called his rep for comment, but so far … haven't heard back.
If My Son's Gay
I'll Help Make Him Straight
6/1/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Antoine Dodson says if his newborn son turns out to be gay he'd still love him ... but he'd do his best to change him and make him straight.
Dodson -- who became famous in 2010 when he fended off a rape and told a reporter, "Hide ya kids, hide ya wife, hide ya husbands ... cause they rapin' everybody out here" -- said last year he was disavowing his homosexuality and becoming a straight family man.
Dodson tells TMZ ... he believes living a gay lifestyle is wrong and anti-religious, but he would love his son regardless. He says, "I wouldn't be shocked because I lived that life before," adding, "I would try and get him help."
Dodson continued, "Even if he couldn't be fixed it doesn't matter because I still support him no matter what."
Benevolent of him.
Yeah, I Meant What I Said About Gays
5/22/2014 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Phil Robertson is stronger than ever that homosexuality is an evil that deserves disdain and eternal damnation.
The "Duck Dynasty" star gave a fire-and-brimstone sermon on Easter Sunday ... way stronger than his comments to GQ last December that triggered a brief suspension from the show.
Robertson told his congregation last month, "Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolators, nor adulterers nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
Robertson also scoffed at the media for criticizing them ... scoffing that reporters were ignorant when it comes to the bible.
GF ENDING DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP
... With Other Woman
5/22/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NBA star Brandon Jennings is one step closer to marrying girlfriend Lashontae Heckard -- because the ex-video vixen has filed papers to END her domestic partnership with another woman ... TMZ Sports has learned.
There are rumblings that Jennings and Heckard are engaged -- but fact is, Heckard can't legally tie the knot until she terminates her relationship with a woman named Monique Blanton ... who she domestically partnered up with back in 2008.
According to court docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Lashontae took Monique's last name -- so, their relationship appears to have been more than just a way to save on taxes.
Either way, Tae notes in legal docs that she and Monique separated in 2011 ... citing irreconcilable differences.
In the docs, Tae checked the box to legally restore her last name to Heckard -- clearing the way to become a Jennings ... if, in fact, she and Brandon trade "I dos."
Johnny Weir's Husband
Goes to Cops After Alleged Scratch-Fest
5/18/2014 11:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The truce between Johnny Weir and his husband was short lived -- TMZ has learned the two had another blowout fight last night in NJ ... and Victor Voronov reported the brawl to police today.
Sources connected to the couple say ... Victor told police Johnny found text messages badmouthing him on Victor's phone. Victor says the texts sent the Olympic ice skater into a tailspin ... and claims Weir unleashed a scratch attack all over him.
TMZ has obtained photos of Victor's injuries -- several minor cuts and bruises to his knee, hand, and wrist.
Victor chose NOT to get an emergency restraining order ... according to the complaint. As for the text messages -- we're told Victor is claiming they're old, and were written during their nasty separation.
Just 12 days ago Johnny announced he and Victor were sticking a fork in their divorce battle and happily reuniting.
We've reached out to Johnny and Victor -- nothing back yet.