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Judge sets hearing in 'X-Men' director abuse case

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By OSKAR GARCIA
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge in Hawaii has set a July 7 hearing on a motion by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer to dismiss a sexual abuse lawsuit from a man who claims he was raped as a 17-year-old.

U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway set the hearing date Thursday, one day after Singer's lawyers moved to throw out the lawsuit, claiming the accusations are fabricated.

A former child model, Michael Egan III, is accusing Singer of abusing him several times during trips to Hawaii in 1999. Egan also accuses Singer of abusing him earlier in California as part of a Hollywood sex ring run by another man convicted of luring minors across state lines for sex.

Egan's lawyer, Jeff Herman, says Egan maintains he was in Hawaii with Singer.

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