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Bryan Singerís Accuser Names Three More Alleged Sex Abusers
Variety ^ | April 21st, 2014 | Film Reporter Dave McNary

Posted on 04/21/2014 8:46:40 PM PDT by Mariner

Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have been accused of sexually abusing teenage boys in lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court.

“I would not wish on my worst enemies what I went through,” declared plaintiff Michael Egan at a Monday news conference at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and also served as head of programming for Fox, NBC and the WB. He’s also the head of year-old Quad Media Partners, formed to launch four fully curated linear TV networks, “each built around a modern decade in broadcast and cable network television.”

Neuman, the former president of Disney TV, previously worked for Digital Entertainment Network, which was headed by Marc Collins-Rector, who was cited as being involved in the sexual activity at the heart of Egan’s original lawsuit against director Bryan Singer.

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To: originalbuckeye

You can add River Phoenix to that list and possibly brother Joaquin Phoenix. And let’s not forget Macaulay Culkin, Heath Ledger, Keanu Reeves, and that couch-jumping Scientologist.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 2:27:51 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: Mariner

Me too.

IIRC, I even posted that theory on FR some time ago, but I referenced models rather than actresses. A distinction without a difference.


22 posted on 04/22/2014 3:24:24 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Rastus
Sadly, I doubt if this will impact the box office on the new X-Men movie in the least.

It may, if the word gets around. They tampered with the phrase 'truth, justice, and the American way' in Singer's 'Superman Returns', and that p*ssed off a LOT of people. Of course, the fact that the movie sucked after the spectacular plane rescue didn't help, either.

23 posted on 04/22/2014 3:31:30 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: spetznaz
I understand and agree with your concerns about the damage that a false claim can do.

In Singer's case, there's so much smoke in the form of photos, previous incidents, claims, years'-old comments to blogs, stories, years'-old jokes. etc., that it's almost impossible to see the fire.

I can provide unappetizing links if you desire.

24 posted on 04/22/2014 4:29:03 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Mariner

This is the type of scandal that could have horrible consequences for the entertainment industry—especially when it reinforces the stereotype of homosexuals as pedophiles. Some very high profile gays in the entertainment industry such as TMZ founder Harvey Levin and actors Neal Patrick Harris and Kevin Spacey better be very careful, because even a hint of a closer association with the accused pedophiles in this story could end their careers in no time flat.


25 posted on 04/22/2014 4:33:01 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Scoutmaster

Thanks. I’ll take your word for it. If there is smoke then there is likely to be fire. Thanks also for understanding why I was asking.


26 posted on 04/22/2014 4:36:25 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: spetznaz

For the record, $300,000 is nothing if this is true.


27 posted on 04/22/2014 4:49:51 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: spetznaz
My question is - before these accusations are made public, is their a standard of proof that is required that goes beyond simply writing a statement on what was done?

Nope, no standard of proof is required to file a civil suit such as this. Of course, if it's unfounded the plaintiff is subject to a hell of defamation claim. The plaintiff's lawyer also places himself/herself at risk by preparing and filing frivolous claims. Incidentally, the standard for winning a civil suit is preponderance of the evidence. Basically, if a judge or jury finds it's more likely than not that it happened the plaintiff prevails.

28 posted on 04/22/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: Mariner

I would love to see their statements on the priests who were alleged sex abusers. I wonder if they bashed the Priests as most media did. I would love to find this out. The Directors who are allegedly found to have abused in the same way.


29 posted on 04/22/2014 5:17:54 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Rastus

Sadly, I doubt if this will impact the box office on the new X-Men movie in the least.

Why should it? Totally different things. That is like saying that a Priest is accused of sexual abuse and you should not attend Mass again. I thought X-Men Movies were pretty good and see no reason not to see it. Yep I will continue going to Mass too.


30 posted on 04/22/2014 5:22:16 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: spetznaz; Misterioso; Scoutmaster; flaglady47; mickie; Maine Mariner; pax_et_bonum; ThomasMore; ...
I fully understand Spetznaz' questions. I, too, am troubled by the situation, although, I have no vested interest in the case other than in an intellectually-interesting legal (and conservative) point of view.

Remember, the Left's main battlecry in attacks on its enemies is "The nature of the evidence is irrelevant; it's the seiousness of the charge that matters".

Rush has been railing about this exact thing for years and years. "You need to make a hard, totally unfounded charge and that's reason enough to investigate."

Irresponsible public charges have been one of liberalism's guiding tenets for time immemorial.....and is also a core Alinsky tactic as outlined in his book, "Rules for Radicals".

Leni

31 posted on 04/22/2014 5:22:31 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Mariner

I went to IMDB.com to see what Michael Egan was in. He was only in 3 things and very small roles. I wonder if he is depressed about the way his career turned out.


32 posted on 04/22/2014 5:32:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Mariner
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33 posted on 04/22/2014 5:37:48 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Mariner

Corey Feldman and Tracy McCaulkin should come clean who raped them...Corey Heim committed suicide about getting raped as a kid!


34 posted on 04/22/2014 7:03:02 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: MinuteGal

Thank you. Hopefully you will not have someone ask you whether your questions are because you have been ‘accused’ of a similar thing as well. The case of Susan Smith killing her kids and saying some other person did it, the well known Tawana Brawley false-rape case, the more recent Duke university Lacross team accusation, have taught me to always question. Not necessarily to doubt, but at the very least to question. Thanks for your post.


35 posted on 04/22/2014 7:22:01 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Mariner

my understanding from the news reports on this meltdown is that they are pictures from these “parties” (no women present)

There is no question what was happening there.

Why was a 15 year old there.

This just ruins the x-men movies. (then again ii and iii were pretty bad on their own)

It also explains the “two kings(princes?)” tv series on Disney.


36 posted on 04/22/2014 7:25:40 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
I totally agree. US$300,000 is actually little money if the charges are true. However, and again I have to emphasize that I am not defending this Singer chap, US$300,000 is still a lot of money to most Americans - particularly to someone whose career in showbiz came crashing down a longtime ago.

Additionally, while my trade is PE, there is enough legal mumbojumbo incorporated in it when it comes to legal terms for me to realize the potential of dangling a number that is high for the accuser but low for the accused. For instance, in PE one can fire the Manager 'for cause' (they made a material breach) or 'without cause' (you don't like the Manager, returns, management, etc and there is a mechanism to divorce the Manager from the Fund). Now, doing it with cause is difficult as the standard of proof is high, and you could even potentially spend a lot of time in court proving cause, but without cause is the simpler (and more used) option.

Now, what does all that have to do with the price of tea in China?

Well, imagine I go accuse some big-shot, claiming he/she/it did some unnameable stuff to me a decade and a half ago. I then ask for US$300,000. Would it be better for the person to settle out of court, and pay me some commensurate amount, or to risk going to court and - guilty or not - having all sorts of nasties laid out in public? It is the same reason even large corporations settle out of court, even when it comes to cases they may easily win, rather than trying to trade blows publicly, and potentially attract other people/entities/attention to the fray.

Now, there is a FReeper who said that the Singer chap has had a number of other accusations, and that he is not a nice chap. Thus, he may be (and is most probably) guilty of what he is being accused of, and as I stated earlier I have no dog in the fight. If he's going around messing up little boys he needs to be thrown in a dark hole. No question about that.

The only reason I posted initially was to ask what the standard of proof is for someone to make a claim against someone else.

37 posted on 04/22/2014 7:35:35 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: spetznaz

the lawyer involved is not a lightweight. His practice is directed at these types of suits.

While it is innocent until proven guilty. (low standard in the civil arena). Between the deviant orgy pictures, and multiple confirmations of the type of parties happening at the time, it is little wonder the studio has made him disappear.

It is really simple, homosexuals go back to being box office toxins.


38 posted on 04/22/2014 7:42:13 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: RayChuang88

stereotype or continuously demonstrated fact? seems to prove the fact.


39 posted on 04/22/2014 7:43:38 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: spetznaz
However, my question was whether real evidence is required before an accusation takes root.

No. Unless you name is Michael Jackson.

40 posted on 04/22/2014 10:39:39 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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