Bryan Singer

The man who accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him has dropped the lawsuit, People reports.

Michael Egan III sought to dismiss the lawsuit against Singer because he can't find a new lawyer to represent him, but not because the suit lacks merit, according to a court filing. A judge ruled Wednesday that Egan has the option to re-file the suit at a later date, according toPeople.

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The judge denied Singer's request to have the case dismissed with prejudice, which would prohibit Egan from re-filing it.

Singer repeatedly denied the claims made by Egan, who accused the director of sexually abusing him on multiple occasions when Egan was 17.