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“John Doe” in John Travolta sex lawsuit dropped

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The John Travolta lawsuit has taken more twists and turns, as the original plaintiff accusing the actor of  improper sexual conduct has parted ways with the lawyer who filed the suit, Radar and other media outlets are reporting.

The lawsuit, filed Monday by a “John Doe,” claimed Travolta tried to initiate unwanted sexual contact on Jan. 16 during a massage at the Beverly Hills Hotel. In the days following the suit, Travolta’s representatives have released photos and a restaurant receipt showing the actor was in New York on that date. A restaurant employee and wardrobe employee both have vouched for him being there, and flight records posted by TMZ also indicate he was in New York on the date “John Doe” alleged the incident.

This comes after the unnamed plaintiff shared his thoughts on the Radar web site. In part “John Doe’s” statement reads: “As the unidentified masseur in the John Travolta case I have an opinion that I wanted to share. I don’t think anyone should form any opinion about Mr. Travolta, his family, his council, myself, John Doe #2, and our counsel. Instead, I would urge everyone to understand that guilt or innocence in our Justice System is decided by our court system. Too often these matters are decided by swaying public opinion through elements that would never be considered in an actual court case.”

The statement actually wished Travolta well: “Even though Mr. Travolta and his counsel are on opposing sides in this matter, I do wish them good health, happiness, and want them to be judged with absolute fairness as our great nation affords all citizens regardless of their wealth or station.”

The lawyer who filed the case, Okorie Okorocha, amended the original lawsuit to add “John Doe #2,” who made similar allegations about Travolta, only stating that they occurred Jan. 28 at “an unnamed Atlanta resort.” Travolta was in Atlanta earlier this year filming “Killing Season” with Robert De Niro, and was spotted dining at The Palm on Jan. 24. So at the moment, the “John Doe” lawsuit appears to be moving on, minus “John Doe,” although the attorney is sticking with “John Doe #2″ and has suggested others would come forward.

From the beginning Travolta’s representatives have vowed a vigorous defense and promised a countersuit.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

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arnolddrummond

May 11th, 2012
4:26 pm

Seems like the work of Olivia Pope…

Taylor

May 11th, 2012
5:37 pm

@arnold, lol good one, I like the show, hopefully it will get greenlit for a full season this fall.

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Southside Steve

May 11th, 2012
5:53 pm

I knew I was his one true love.

ha-ha

May 11th, 2012
5:56 pm

looks like the scientologists have paid them off already….

sasha

May 11th, 2012
5:59 pm

—Good going Olivia Pope—-you are the best TV ever has seen!!!
Hate to see the end….sooo good.

N-GA

May 11th, 2012
5:59 pm

I thought the attorney for the plaintiffs was Orly Taitz………

Lee

May 11th, 2012
6:01 pm

I’m shocked to read that Travolta is still alive. Thought he had died years ago! Duh………

jessy

May 11th, 2012
6:08 pm

Layla

May 11th, 2012
10:02 pm

Sounds like Travolta’s handlers came in paid some folks off to sweep the story under the rug. No surprise, I don’t know if all the details of this story is true, but its no lie that Travolta is biseuxual.

Aaron

May 11th, 2012
10:06 pm

He needs to sue the crap out of “John Doe.”

Sue Ellen Ewing

May 11th, 2012
10:13 pm

This has the makings of a boring dramady….. I bet JR is behing this!!!

Rick James

May 11th, 2012
10:15 pm

Does this mean that Gloria Allred wont crawl from under her rock?

DebDoes

May 11th, 2012
10:22 pm

Where there is smoke there is fire, boys and girls…..I predict a slow burn.

Ron Hubbard knows all

May 11th, 2012
11:19 pm

Scientology $ at work again. I just hope they don’t kidnap or kill the John Doe.

Mountain Man

May 11th, 2012
11:28 pm

Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

The Carnivore

May 11th, 2012
11:48 pm

Travolta is gay … and I am guessing the payoff amount was $500,000+. The guy might have had his date wrong, but the rest of it sounded very similar to all the other Travolta stories.

Dave in Marietta

May 12th, 2012
7:06 am

Carnivore you can guess all you want to. I can to. I can guess that we are a society of vultures who fuel these kinds of stories with lurid interest and celebrity worship.

Orlando Montoya

May 12th, 2012
7:22 am

Sher Lock

May 12th, 2012
8:19 am

Next, Travolta’s shyster’s will produce a notarized letter from Travolta’s barber stating that he actually has a lot of hair to cut.

Frito Bandito

May 12th, 2012
8:22 am

Aye Carumba!! Where the devil is Gloria Allred when you need her? Oh, wait, I know where she is….in Houston representing the reporter that got fired for also being a pole dancer on the side…..Go figure.

MidTown Pudding Pop

May 12th, 2012
8:24 am

John Doe #3 is Tom Cruise.
That’s the real story.

Dan Fowler

May 12th, 2012
8:41 am

The filing attorney was named Okorie Okorocha. That is a Nigerian name which is the most crroked country on the globe. This was clearly extortion. I have spent time around JT in central FLA. This is the kindest most unassuming person on his home turf and his wife and he are clearly crazy about each other. No way is hit on a dude.

Never ever ever deal with anybody from Nigeria. 100% untrustable

South side Steve

May 12th, 2012
9:22 am

There was one time in a hot tub…yeah come on

Get A Life

May 12th, 2012
12:43 pm

Why would scientologists pay off someone who is obviously lying? The so-called “victim” said it happened in California on a date that Travolta was in N.Y. Get a Life!

Horshack

May 12th, 2012
3:52 pm

Who needs justice systems we have the mobs like the ones protesting trayvon

Pointsofvision

May 12th, 2012
3:54 pm

Dan Fowler, you are an idiot. With one sentence, you just condemn 167 million people in Nigeria because of the actions of a few you know. Very non thinking of you. Gloria Alred is one lawyer who files frivolous lawsuit all over the place, I didn’t hear you labeling all California lawyers as crooks.

The Nigerians who send emails to people offering them a piece of stolen money are not the only crooks in the equation. Here in America, receiving stolen good is a crime, ask the pawn shop operators in your neighborhood if you don’t believe me.

Pointsofvision

May 12th, 2012
3:58 pm

It is very easy to know if John Travolta is in one city or another. He leaves large carbon trail. Anyone with a private jet is easy to track what city they have been online. I doubt that he will leave his jet in New York and travel to Beverly Hills for a massage on Delta flight.

Pointsofvision

May 12th, 2012
3:59 pm

Dan Fowler, you are a prick. You just condemn all 167 million Nigerians because you knew of a few. Way to be classy.

Dee

May 12th, 2012
6:29 pm

Dan Fowler, it might do you some good to have appropriate information before you try to condemn a nation or the people, there are worse countries than Nigeria on the globe. Travel out well before you speak about issues you have limited knowledge of….
If you are close to been smart and since you claim to have spent time around John Travolta you should join his defence team and make good use of your JT knowledge rather than you been a waste here.

Mitt Romney

May 13th, 2012
12:47 am

Does this mean that Larry Craig and Rick Santorum can’t get in on the action?

Dan

May 13th, 2012
8:19 am

40% of finanical raud that our FBI works in is in the little country of Nigeria. If you ever get a call or email telling you that you and been named in a will, it will be from this county. There are many other fraudulent county like Russia, Serbia, Guana and others. Scientologist paid nobody off. The accusers had holes all in there stories and the attorney was scetchy.

Dee and Point of Vision do a bit of research before you throw stones. You are both left wingers with IQ’s of sub 75

Dee

May 13th, 2012
9:30 am

Dan, learn to spell properly first and educate yourself before catching stones that aren’t yours to catch. Just because you receive an email or calls from a country does not mean the person on the other side might be a native of that country.
On a general note, financial fraud is an internationally organised crime with centralized hubs that employ local knowledge of a country to act on their behalves for a slice. The West is just as corrupt as anywhere else.
When you talk about FBI fraud alert, now who is more corrupt or greedy ‘you’ showing interest in collecting/cashing in on money you know aren’t yours or those people alluring you to it?
My 8 year old has a greater IQ than you, pick subjects that you can win and keep your wings to yourself before they get clipped.

north

May 13th, 2012
10:56 am

It’s just how hollywood operates.. the NEXT big thing will be Travolta claiming it ’s all true, that he must go to rehab and he will come out of the closet and all will be forgiven by the Hollywood crowd. These days straight actors and actresses don’t stand a chance.

tyger

May 13th, 2012
1:29 pm

The atty doesnt necessarily have to be Nigerian – some African/Asian names are similar – in fact, the atty appears more Asian than African.

KimZ'sPackage

May 13th, 2012
8:22 pm

John needs to SUE the JOHN DOEs and the Lawyers. Put JOHN DOE’s name in PUBLIC like he tried to Drag John T’s name in the mud.