Two suits accusing John Travolta of
sexual battery have been dropped but both accusers have hired
high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred.
Travolta has been accused by two male
masseurs of attempting to initiate sex with them.
Allred told CNN that she was in the
process of discussing next steps with her clients.
“We believe that the lawsuit should
be filed in another court and, therefore, the lawsuit that was on
file was dismissed without prejudice,” Allred said on Thursday.
John Doe No. 1 withdrew from the case
after it was widely publicized that Travolta was not in Los Angeles
but in New York on January 16, the day the massage incident allegedly
took place in a Beverly Hills Hotel suite. Lawyer Okorie Okorocha
told CNN that the date should have been January 15.
The defections angered Okorocha, who
accused Allred of poaching his clients.
“Mr. Okorocha's representations are
false, outrageous and defamatory,” Allred responded. “John Doe 1
and John Doe 2 contacted my offices and neither I nor anyone in my
law firm solicited either of these two clients. Both clients first
called me and asked me to represent them.”
The dismissal comes a day after
Okorocha declared on cabler HLN's Showbiz Tonight that John
Doe No. 2's case “ain't going nowhere.”
“Whatever the Vegas odds are right
now you can go ahead and wager your house that the case ain't going
nowhere,” he said.
Travolta lawyer Martin Singer chided
the media for “recklessly” publishing the allegations.
“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,” he told
York Post on Thursday.