John Travolta’s representatives have released a photograph and restaurant receipt that they say prove the actor was in New York on the night he is accused of improper sexual conduct with a massage therapist in Beverly Hills.
The photo (presumably time-stamped) shows Travolta standing in a hallway; the restaurant receipt shows a $382 meal at Mr. Chow with a $100 tip added, issued at 11:38 p.m. Jan. 16. It does not contain Travolta’s signature or credit card imprint, that information possibly having been redacted prior to publication. Both are posted on the Daily Mail web site.
Following the initial lawsuit by a “John Doe” about an incident that allegedly occurred on Jan. 16, a second anonymous plaintiff joined the lawsuit, claiming similar allegations at “an unnamed Atlanta resort” on Jan. 28. By that time Travolta, who spent time here filming “Killing Season” with Robert De Niro earlier this year, had been spotted in Atlanta. Travolta dined at The Palm in Buckhead on Jan. 24.
Each of the anonymous plaintiffs demands $2 million. Travolta’s attorney has promised a vigorous defense and counter suit.
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