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Gary Goddard wants sex offence lawsuit dismissed

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May 23, 2014 | 4:01am EDT

Broadway producer Gary Goddard has filed a motion calling for the dismissal of his sex abuse lawsuit. The entertainment executive was sued last month (Apr14) over allegations he and three other males sexually abused Michael Egan in Hawaii in 1999, when the accuser was a teenager. Goddard, who denied the claims, filed a motion to dismiss the case in Hawaii on Thursday (22May14), according to The Hollywood Reporter. He provided 300 pages of diary notes, receipts and tickets to prove he was not in Hawaii during the time the alleged abuse took place. 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... We have consistently asserted throughout this whole unfortunate matter that our client vehemently rejects the allegations made against him, which are provably false." X-Men director Bryan Singer, who is also facing a lawsuit from Egan, filed a similar motion on Wednesday (21May14).

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