John Truesdale has been identified as
one of the masseurs accusing John Travolta of sexual battery.
York Daily News described Truesdale as a “hulking 250-pound
masseur” who is a certified black belt and a married dad.
Truesdale was previously only known in
court documents as John Doe No. 2.
“I thought I was supposed to be
anonymous,” he told the paper.
On Thursday Truesdale dropped his
lawsuit and original lawyer, Okorie Okorocha, and hired high-profile
lawyer Gloria Allred.
Allred said she is consulting with her
clients on whether to refile the charges in a different court.
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. Okorocha told CNN that
the date should have been January 15.
In his $2 million lawsuit, Truesdale
claims that a naked Travolta asked for his buttocks to be massaged
during an in-room massage at a resort in Atlanta in January.
“While he was massaging near
Travolta's buttocks area, Travolta would open his legs and spread his
butt cheeks open and had a full erection and would maneuver in a way
as try to force Doe Plaintiff No. 2 to touch his anus and around his
“Travolta started masturbating about
15 minutes left in the session, and Doe Plaintiff No. 2 said he had
to go,” the lawsuit claims.
Marty Singer, Travolta's attorney, has
denied the charges.