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.