General News

John Travolta's lawyer fires back at Conaway's ex over groping accusations

By:
May 18, 2012 | 5:00am EDT

Tragic Conaway's girlfriend Vicki Lizzi has gone public with the sensational claims in U.S. tabloid Globe in the same week as two unnamed masseurs both dropped sexual battery lawsuits against Travolta, in which they claimed the movie star had acted inappropriately during alleged spa sessions.

Lizzi tells the publication that the alleged groping incident that occurred at Conaway's California home came to light in a suicide note her late boyfriend wrote in 2006 before a failed attempt to take his own life. She claims the encounter put a strain on Travolta and Conaway's longtime friendship and drove them apart.

But the Pulp Fiction star's lawyer Singer insists the Lizzi interview is "reckless" and he has fired off an angry statement blasting the magazine's editors for publishing the report.

His statement, issued to Eonline.com, reads: "This spate of recklessly published tabloid stories is just part of a malicious tabloid agenda to boost lagging sales by running outrageous defamatory stories about my client sourced by people seeking notoriety or a payday."

Singer has also taken aim at Lizzi herself, adding, "Vicki Lizzi, the late Jeff Conaway's estranged girlfriend, has been a regular paid source... yet this is the very first time we are hearing this new outlandish story that is supposedly based on a six-year-old notarized suicide note.

"Vikki Lizzi sold more stories than we can count to (Globe parent company) AMI publications both before and after Jeff Conaway died (in May, 2011)."

Earlier this week, Singer was celebrating after the two masseurs dropped their lawsuits against his client, insisting Travolta had been "vindicated", and on Thursday (17May12), he told TMZ.com that reports suggesting the two men had been paid for their silence were incorrect: "Not one penny has been paid, nor do we have any intention to pay any money for these ridiculous and false claims."

The two unidentified masseurs, known only as John Doe #1 and #2, alleged Travolta had touched them inappropriately and propositioned them for sex during two separate appointments in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Georgia earlier this year (12).

The first lawsuit was dismissed on Tuesday (15May12) and the second was withdrawn on Thursday (17May12).

More General News