One of John Travolta’s sexual harassment accusers parts ways with his lawyer

Split comes after date of accusation appears have been proven incorrect

One of John Travolta’s sexual harassment accusers parts ways with his lawyer
11 May 2012

One of the male masseurs who is suing actor John Travolta for sexual battery and harassment has split with his lawyer as some details in his case appear to be faulty.

The man, known only as John Doe 1, alleges he was accosted by Travolta during a massage at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Jan. 16. But photos and a restaurant receipt published by TMZ on Wednesday appear to prove that Travolta was in New York on that day.

The attorney, Okorie Okorocha, also represents a second accuser who says he was assaulted by Travolta on Atlanta. Okorocha had been on CNN this week confident about the lawsuits and did not give a reason for parting with the first masseur.

Radar Online is reporting that the masseur in the Beverly Hills case has admitted that he was mistaken about the date of the alleged attack. It is not known if he will continue with the case with another attorney.

A third man – this time a former Royal Caribbean Cruise Line employee – is alleging Travolta also accosted him but it is not clear whether or not he is also suing the actor.

The lurid allegations have resulted in a lot of press – including the front page of the New York Post relegating President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage to a bottom headline in that paper.

ABC’s Good Morning America teased the Travolta story at the top of its show Thursday morning and The Insider and Entertainment Tonight are among the shows that led with it.

It’s not known of the publicity will have a negative affect on Travolta’s movie career 35-plus year movie career which includes such classics as Pulp Fiction, Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Urban Cowboy.

But his last big year at the box office was in 2007 when he was in the cast of a pair of major hits: Hairspray and Wild Hogs. He has completed the films Savages and Killing Season and is due to next star in Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, according to the Internet Movie Database.

Travolta has been married to actress Kelly Preston for more than 20 years and they have three children including a son named Jett who died in 2009.

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