The second masseur accusing John Travolta of sexual assault will try to settle with the actor in front of a private judge in mediation, according to reports.
The unidentified male masseur in Atlanta made the stunning claims against Travolta several days after another anonymous man filed a similar lawsuit.
The first accuser admitted the wrong date in his initial allegation and has been dumped by their lawyer, but the second accuser has remained steadfast.
John’s wife, Kelly Preston, has been silent regarding the allegations.
If they are proceeding to mediation, it implies that the second set of allegations are being taken seriously by the actor’s camp (which has still denied them).
According to the lawsuit, the second victim alleges that while he worked at a resort in Atlanta, Ga., on January 28, he did an in-room massage on Travolta.
As the massage ended, Travolta sexually assaulted the masseur:
“Travolta suddenly turned on his stomach with his legs wide open with a full erection. He then tried to force Doe Plaintiff No. 2’s hand on Travolta’s scrotum.”
“Travolta started masturbating about 15 minutes left in the session, and Doe Plaintiff No.2, said he had to go,” the docs state. Travolta has vehemently denied the allegations of both lawsuits.”
“Marty Singer, and Okorie Okorocha have spoken and both are working on the ground rules for the evidence and procedure about how the mediation will proceed, and that process could take 1-2 months,” a source said.
“This is commonly done before formal mediation begins. Both sides will agree to keep all transcripts sealed, as well as all witness statements, depositions, etc. The lawsuit will be heard by a private judge, who will decide how much money if any the accuser will receive.”
“All of the proceedings will be strictly confidential, but make no mistake, this will be a dog fight, that will take place out of the public forum.”
“This is done for a plethora of reasons, mainly, this will allow the masseur’s identity from being made public, and it would just be a media circus if it did go to trial This will be the best way for the case to be heard with minimal disruption to John Travolta and the masseur’s life.”
The first man who filed a similar sexual assault lawsuit against Travolta was dropped, by the attorney representing both men Friday.
A third accuser, identified as Fabian Zanzi, has also come forward, saying Travolta sexually harassed and propositioned him on a cruise ship.