A male masseur, identified only as John Doe #2, launched a legal battle against the Grease star earlier this month (May12), claiming Travolta inappropriately touched him and masturbated during an appointment at a spa resort in Atlanta, Georgia on 28 January (12).
The sensational accusation caused a stir as the news came just days after the actor was hit with a similar suit from an unnamed victim, dubbed John Doe #1, who claimed Travolta propositioned him for sex during a massage.
The 58 year old’s lawyer Marty Singer moved swiftly to dismiss both suits, calling them “absurd and ridiculous”, and on Tuesday (15May12) the first accuser, John Doe #1, filed dismissal papers in a California court.
The second plaintiff has now fired his lawyer, Okorie Okorocha, and withdrawn his suit, bringing an end to the case.
According to CNN, John Doe #2’s former attorney Okorocha is still unclear as to why his client withdrew from the lawsuit.
Singer had picked holes in both accusers’ claims, insisting his client wasn’t even in Los Angeles on the day one of the reported incidents took place. Singer presented photographic evidence, showing Travolta was in New York on the day in question.
But the scandal may not be over for Travolta – the first plaintiff has recruited celebrity attorney Gloria Allred as his new representative, and she has revealed there may be another suit pending.
A statement from Allred reads, “We are in the process of conferring with him (plaintiff) regarding the next steps, which he may wish to take.”
Allred has offered no comment on the second plaintiff’s withdrawal.
Travolta’s lawyer has yet to comment on the latest development, but Singer insisted his client had been “vindicated” following the first plaintiff’s decision to withdraw his suit.