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The masseur suing John Travolta for sexual battery in a Beverly Hills hotel is admitting a major hole in his shocking story – that the date he claimed the actor groped his crotch – January 16 of this year – is wrong.

John Doe #1 still maintains the attack happened, however.

Travolta’s lawyer has insisted from the beginning that he was in New York City during the alleged massage gone awry, proving it with flight records.

The anonymous accuser’s account of the incident remains the same, however, but in a significant development, he now says it took place earlier.

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“It was a miscalculation,” one source claims about him claiming the wrong date. “The lawsuit will likely be amended, but it doesn’t change the facts.”

Meanwhile, the Atlanta resort hotel where John Travolta stayed at when he allegedly sexually assaulted a second masseur has been put on notice.

The hotel is preserving its surveillance video as evidence in the lawsuit filed by the man, also unidentified and also seeking $2 million in damages.

“The hotel has been notified by the masseur’s attorney to preserve the surveillance video of the time when Travolta stayed there,” a source said.

“The surveillance video will be crucial evidence in the case because it shows Travolta going to the spa the next day after it is claimed the incident occurred, looking for the masseur, because he wanted to see him again.”

“This is all detailed in the lawsuit. Travolta was told the masseur wasn’t available and he left. The masseur was extremely upset when he left Travolta’s room, which would have been captured on the camera in the hall as well.”

“The hotel has indicated that they will preserve all evidence in the case, including the surveillance video, and all electronic communication regarding Travolta. They are standing by the masseur,” the insider says.

Management of the hotel have met with staff and placed them on a strict no-press lockdown on the subject, with the threat of losing their job.

According to the lawsuit filed by the masseur in Atlanta:

“Travolta suddenly turned on his stomach with his legs wide open with a full erection. He then tried to force Doe Plaintiff #2’s hand on Travolta’s scrotum.”

“Then, Travolta started to grab, rub and caress Doe Plaintiff No. 2’s upper thighs and buttocks.”

“Travolta still had an erection and wanted his abdominals done but Travolta’s erection was in the way and he refused to have his penis covered by a sheet of a pillow case cover.”

“Travolta started masturbating about 15 minutes left in the session, and Doe Plaintiff #2 said he had to go.”

A third accuser, identified as Fabian Zanzi, has also come forward, saying Travolta sexually harassed and propositioned him on a cruise ship.

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