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Latest in John Travolta case: lawyer vs. lawyer

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Sorry for the delay in John Travolta updates. I went on vacation for a few days and returned to discover the case has taken yet more twists and turns. The latest chapter: Lawyer vs. Lawyer.

To recap: Los Angeles attorney Okorie Okorocha filed suit against Travolta on behalf of a “John Doe” in Beverly Hills and a “John Doe #2″ in Atlanta, each alleging that Travolta made untoward, unwanted sexual advances during massages. Both Does are massage therapists who were seeking $2 million.

Things fizzled quickly for Doe #1 after photos, a restaurant receipt and flight records surfaced indicating the actor was in New York on the date that the incident in question was alleged to have occurred. The original Doe also posted a long message on the Radar web site, asking everyone to withhold judgement against all parties involved, and actually wishing Travolta well. That was about the time that Doe #1 and his original attorney parted ways.

Turns out Doe #1 was down but not out. Saying he had merely gotten his dates confused but sticking to his allegations, Doe hired prominent attorney Gloria Allred to represent him. Then Doe #2, identified first by the New York Daily News as John Truesdale, switched and now has Allred representing him, too. (Truesdale would not give any comments about the matter).

Now Okorocha is suing Allred, alleging she swiped his clients. The New York Post quoted the lawsuit in which Okorocha quoted himself in a series of angry texts to his former client. Allred responded that both Does sought her out and promised a counter suit.

“Mr. Okorocha’s lawsuit will be dismissed, and we will ultimately recover a judgment against him,” she told the Post.

We contacted both Allred and Okorocha for comment; so far nothing from either one (besides a very brief email from Okorocha several days ago in which he vowed the case would go to a “full trial” with a private judge.)

So, we’ll keep an eye out for updates.

6 comments Add your comment

Ken

May 22nd, 2012
3:57 pm

With all that is going on in Atlanta, it’s hard to believe this is what she is writing about. Rich Eldredge is SO missed.

Grant Parker

May 22nd, 2012
5:14 pm

Lighten up, Ken.

Jennifer Brett

May 22nd, 2012
9:18 pm

Ken: Rich is a great friend and a terrific journalist. Best of all, he hasn’t gone far: Atlanta Magazine. You can read his blog at http://www.atlantamagazine.com/eldredgeatl/home.aspx
Also, you can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/eldredgeatl

Jennifer

John Travolta

May 23rd, 2012
10:08 am

Look who’s talkin…in my pants!

Sluggo

May 23rd, 2012
11:45 am

Why would you enter a blog domain and complain that you don’t like the topic and host in the first place?

I applaud Jennifer for her gracious reply.

johntravoltafans

May 24th, 2012
1:35 pm

John Travolta loves his family !!! We love you John Travolta He’s a very sweet man.Unfortunately, bad things happen to good people. And John and Kelly are very good people.
I had 100% faith in his innocence when he was first accused and I stand by him. He’s one of the greatest actors in America and these sensation seeking morons should be ashamed of making false accusations. I love John as an actor & he seems like one of the most compassionate people on this earth!
check http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7CuJDbCFMg Thanks for your time