Sunday, May 26, 2024

Hollywood Sex Lawsuit: Letters of Apology, Statement from Falsely Accused Exec David A. Neuman


Here are the letters of apology to David A. Neuman, also accused in the same suits as Garth Ancier. Again, to be a lawyer who has to pony up settlement money and letters like these…not good. All the cases were dismissed. But people’s reputations and careers were at risk. And again, there’s still a phoney baloney documentary out there, which I saw at a film festival, that uses Egan’s accusations and stories to bolster itself. I guess next we’ll see the letters of apology to Bryan Singer. The lawsuits became a lightning rod that Singer couldn’t do press for his own movie at the time, and his name was removed from promotions.

Statement from Hollywood Executive David A. Neuman
A year ago, a press conference was held announcing a lawsuit against me that was completely fraudulent and filled with whole cloth lies. The attorney who held that press conference, and then eventually dismissed the case (Jeff Herman), along with the attorney who worked alongside him in Hawaii (Mark Gallagher), have issued the following statements of apology:
Dear Mr. Neuman,
I sincerely apologize for bringing lawsuits against you on behalf of my former client Michael Egan. As you know, I withdrew from representing Mr. Egan two months after filing the complaints. Based on what I know now, I believe that I participated in making what I now know to be untrue and provably false allegations against you. Had I known what I learned after filing the lawsuits, I would never have filed these claims against you. I deeply regret the pain, suffering and damage the lawsuits and publicity have caused you, and your family, friends, and colleagues.
I sincerely regret my role in this matter and for the harm that I caused. I have resolved this matter with compensation to you. I am hopeful that you can recover fully.
Very Truly Yours,
Jeffrey M. Herman, Herman Law

And from the law office of Mark Gallagher:
I sincerely apologize to Mr. David Neuman for my part in bringing a lawsuit against him on behalf of my former client Michael Egan. Unfortunately, I now do not believe that the allegations in the lawsuit were true and accurate, I deeply regret the unjustified pain, suffering and significant damage the lawsuit and publicity has caused Mr. Neuman and his family, friends, and colleagues.
I sincerely regret my role in this matter.
Mark Gallagher
With these apologies, the truth is now clear.
I would like to thank my magnificent attorneys, Patty Glaser and Andy Baum, who lived up to their stellar reputations as my representatives, and shared the following with me:
Dear David,
This marks the first time in our firm’s history that we have filed a malicious prosecution suit, and my partner Andy Baum and I are thrilled at your vindication. Together we have achieved what we set out to do, which is to clear your good name. Mission accomplished.
All our best,
Patty Glaser Glaser Weil
Finally, I would like to thank my family, friends, and colleagues for their steadfast support through this. You have been amazing. You knew that these charges were all lies, and your support was unwavering. I thank you all with all of my heart.
David A. Neuman

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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