The anonymous plaintiff in the John Travolta sexual battery lawsuit has released a bizarre, rambling statement to weigh in on the scandalous case.
In it, the masseur, who alleges Travolta fondled him and offered sexual favors during a massage gone wrong, wishes the actor good health and happiness.
Mostly, he criticizes the media for its handling of this subject and urges the public to let the courts, not celebrity gossip, make the final judgment.
In addition to lamenting the "circus" surrounding the explosive allegations he personally made, Travolta's accuser appears to reference claims made by the actor's attorney about alleged evidence that disproves his claim.
He also mentions the second accuser, also a masseur, who joined the lawsuit with allegations of similar sexual misconduct by Travolta.
Excerpts from John Doe's statement appear below:
"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, [the second accuser], and our counsel. 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."
"For instance, a photograph, a restaurant receipt, testimony, and other things that may or may not constitute proof have strict guidelines that must be followed. A fine example is the amazing number of guilty people that escape their crimes due to the mishandling of evidence. Is it disappointing, of course it is, but it is a price we must pay in order to have a justice system that runs in a constitutional manner."
"Despite the circus that celebrity matters seem to spiral into, we should grant all parties involved a wait-and-see attitude, and wait for either the official decision of a judge and jury, or the possibility of a dignified discussion between people who are not pit bulls, or aces, or anything, but are actually officers of the court (lawyers) who have sworn an oath to protect the justice system from losing its blind lady of justice with scales and replacing her with the days of Salem Witch Hunts."
"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."