Proof of Travolta’s Innocence in Massage Lawsuit?

by | May 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM | Celebrity, Celebrity Justice, Lawsuits

John Travolta (Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty)

It’s been an unusual week for John Travolta.

The actor was blindsided on Monday by a lawsuit, filed by an unidentified masseur, claiming that Travolta stripped naked and touched himself inappropriately during a massage at a Beverly Hills hotel in January.

The plaintiff, known only as John Doe, is seeking $2M in damages.

A representative for the actor was quick to deny the claim.

“This lawsuit is complete fiction and fabrication,” a statement released by Travolta reads.  ”None of the events claimed in the suit ever occurred… On that date when plaintiff claims John met him, John was not in California and it can be proved that he was on the East Coast.”

TMZ obtained a photograph that supports Travolta’s defense. The photo was taken on January 16, the date of the alleged incident, in New York City.

The site also procured a receipt, dated January 16, from Manhattan restaurant Mr. Chow. Travolta’s signature is legible at the bottom.

A second anonymous masseur came forward on Tuesday with an additional sexual-battery complaint against the actor, claiming Travolta exposed himself during an in-room massage at an Atlanta hotel.

“This second ‘anonymous’ claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one,” Marty Singer, Travolta’s attorney, told E! News.

“The attorney who filed the lawsuit on behalf of his second anonymous client… was notified that his first client’s claims were totally false and fabricated, since our client was not in L.A. when anonymous ‘Doe No. 1′ claims he interacted with John Travolta.”

Okorie Okorocha, the attorney representing both plaintiffs, has rebuffed TMZ’s alleged proof concerning Travolta’s whereabouts.

Okorocha claims the actor’s attorneys initially conceded that their client was indeed in L.A. on the date of the first incident, a fact he says they seem to have forgotten.

The California-based lawyer, who says he attempted to settle the suit privately, does not plan on backing down anytime soon.

“We have a lot of people that are coming out. I’ve been getting a lot of phone calls from a lot of men in the massage industry who have the same allegations, same stories,” Okorocha told Splash News in a video obtained by TMZ.

“There are a lot of people coming out of the woodwork. I expect there’s likely going to be more plaintiffs filing. I’m going to add more plaintiffs to the lawsuit.  I just have only had the resources to vet the two John Does that I’ve filed so far.”

 

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