One of the most powerful men to have worked in Hollywood — Garth Ancier — has just been sued in a Hawaii court by the same man who has accused director Bryan Singer of raping him at a drug fueled sex orgy.
Ancier was a founding programmer at FOX, The WB (now The CW) and NBC Entertainment. He is also the former President of BBC Worldwide America.
Also named in the new lawsuit is former Disney TV president, David Neuman, who also served for two years as the Chief Programming Officer at CNN.
And finally Gary Goddard, a former Broadway producer who started his career with The Walk Disney Company and founded The Goddard Group — an entertainment design firm based in North Hollywood, California.
Goddard, 59, directed the 1987 movie Masters of the Universe.
RadarOnline.com has confirmed all three men are named in the lawsuit filed by Michael Egan, the same man who filed last week against X-Men director, Singer.
“On an occasion by the swimming pool at the Estate, Defendant Anicer attempted to fondle and kiss Plaintiff’s genitals without Plaintiff’s consent. On another occasion Defendant Ancier located Plaintiff in a guestroom where Plaintiff kept his travel bag,” the lawsuit states.
“Defendant Anicer entered the room, pinned the Plaintiff, and forcefully and nonconsenually orally copulated him…Defendant Ancier forcibly sodomized Plaintiff against his will.”
The lawsuit against Ancier also alleges that Egan was forced to masturbate his penis and “defendant Ancier ejaculated onto Plaintiff’s body.”
In the lawsuit against Goddard it’s stated, “Defendant Goddard would grab Plaintiff, pull Plaintiff to him, and orally copulate him against Plaintiff’s will. Defendant Goddard, on a number of occasions, would attempt to force Plaintiff to perform oral sex on him in the pool or Jacuzzi.
“During a trip (to Hawaii) Defendant sexually assaulted Plaintiff in one of the bedrooms. At that time, Plaintiff was under the influence of the mind-altering substances that he was administered at the behest of Defendant Goddard and others. Defendant Goddard orally copulated Plaintiff against Plaintiff’s will.”
The lawsuit continues, “Goddard attempted to coerce Plaintiff into orally copulating him, but Plaintiff ordered resistance to submitting. Defendant Goddard became physically aggressive towards Plaintiff and rebuked him by telling Plaintiff that he knew the consequences of failing to make him happy. Defendant then forcefully sodomized Plaintiff.”
“Defendant Neuman often told Plaintiff he would find a role for him in television shows, and that he would use his connections to further Plaintiff’s acting career. Defendant Neuman sexually assaulted Plaintiff on numerous occasions at the Marc Collins Rector Estate during the one to two year time period preceding the trips to Hawaii set forth hereafter,” the lawsuit papers against Neuman state.
“Defendant Neuman regularly insisted that Plaintiff consume alcoholic beverages and drugs. On one occasion Defendant Neuman attempted to induce Plaintiff to orally copulate him in the swimming pool, but the effort was halted by the interruption of another adult…Defendant Neuman coerced Plaintiff into orally copulating him and into submitting to being orally copulated by Defendant Neuman while in the bathroom. Defendant Neuman also forcefully sodomized Plaintiff.”
A spokesperson for Goddard told Radar: “Gary Goddard is out of the country and we have not seen the complaint. Based on what we have heard, the allegations are without merit. Once we have seen the complaint we will respond appropriately.”