A second masseur with allegations of sexual battery and harassment has come forward against John Travolta. But does either accuser have any merit?
The second plaintiff suing the actor is represented by Pasadena, Calif., attorney Okorie Okorocha, who also reps the original John Travolta accuser.
Both have chosen to remain anonymous, at least for now.
Accuser #2 claims Travolta engaged in improper behavior during a massage session at an Atlanta-area resort, according to legal documents.
In response to the new filing, Travolta’s lawyer, Marty Singer, responded: “This second ‘anonymous’ claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one.”
“The attorney who filed the lawsuit on behalf of his second anonymous client, who does not want to disclose his name although he is required to do so, was notified that his first client’s claims were totally false and fabricated.”
“Our client was not in L.A. when anonymous ‘John Doe #1’ claims he interacted with [Travolta],” says Singer, who has adamantly denied the claims.
The accusers’ attorney, Okorocha, responded to People:
“As for evidence, I don’t want to show my cards at this time,” says Okorocha, who claims to have “so much evidence” to support the claims against Travolta, including witnesses and photos of the actor in Atlanta at the time.
The sexual assault of the masseur purportedly took place in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in January 2011, where Travolta says he never was.
“Before the attorney for the two anonymous plaintiffs filed the claim on behalf of the second person … it is obvious that he checked media reports that my client was in Atlanta working on a movie,” Travolta’s attorney adds.
“The claim by Doe #2 is just as fabricated as the claim by Doe #1. Our client will be fully vindicated in court on both of these absurd, fictional claims.”
The plaintiffs are seeking $2 million in damages each.
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