Gary Goddard Files Motion To Dismiss Sex Offence Lawsuit


The founder and CEO of The Goddard Group Gary Goddard has filed a motion to dismiss his sex abuse lawsuit.

The Broadway producer was sued last month by Michael Egan who claims Goddard and three other males sexually abused him in Hawaii in 1999 when he was still a teenager. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goddard filed a motion to dismiss the sex offence case. He has denied any involvement in the incident.

Additionally, he provided evidence that he was not in Hawaii during the time the alleged abuse took place. The evidence includes 300 diary pages, tickets and receipts. His lawyers, Paul Gaspari and Alan Grodin, say, “Gary Goddard’s sworn declaration, supported by detailed evidence, confirms that he was never in Hawaii during the period of time that Michael Egan alleges he was abused.’’ They also add, “And it is supported by Egan’s own sworn deposition confirming that he was not in Hawaii either, and that no one other than those he accused in 2003 – which did not include Gary Goddard – had ever allegedly assaulted him. We have consistently asserted throughout this whole unfortunate matter that our client vehemently rejects the allegations made against him, which are provably false.”

The former President of Disney TV David Neuman and “X-Men” director Bryan Singer have also been targeted in the lawsuit. Singer filed a similar motion on Wednesday (21May14), indicating that he was in Canada filming “X-Men” in 1999 from August to October, when the alleged attack took place. SINGER stated that the case was orchestrated “to maximize public attention on the eve of the picture’s release (latest X-Men).”

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