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Michael Egan drops sex-abuse lawsuit against X-Men director Bryan Singer

Michael Egan, 31, on Wednesday withdrew his lawsuit accusing X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager. Courts had already dismissed three other lawsuits Egan filed accusing other entertainment executives of abusing him when he was an aspiring teen actor. Singer had asked that the lawsuit against him be dismissed, calling it a "sick, twisted shakedown." Egan's two original lawyers last month asked to be withdrawn from the case.