John Travolta lawsuit, lawyer for two masseurs claims more ‘victims’ could come forward
The lawyer for the two masseurs who have accused John Travolta of sexual battery has claimed that yet more ‘victims’ could come forward.
Okorie Okorocha said that he has been contacted by witnesses and more accusers in a number of U.S. states and is currently reviewing their evidence.
He claimed that it was not just men but women too were among those who were helping him to compile a dossier against the Grease star.
Mr Okorocha is representing the two unnamed male masseurs who allege that Mr Travolta made ‘predatory’ and unwanted sexual advances towards them during massage sessions.
Travolta, 58, has called the allegations a ‘complete fabrication’ and vowed to take legal action to unmask his accusers.
But the prospect of more men and women filing lawsuits against him could prove highly embarrassing to him and his family.
Travolta, who has been married to U.S. actress Kelly Preston for 21 years, is said to have pounced on both the masseurs during private massage sessions earlier this year.
The first encounter allegedly took place on January 16th at a private bungalow at the five star Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.
Travolta, 58 is said to have exposed his buttocks and repeatedly tried to touch the masseur’s genitals.
He also suggested they have a threesome with another woman before claiming that ‘Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors in return for sexual activity’.
The second incident supposedly happened on January 28th on the 15th floor suite of an unnamed resort hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
The legal complaint details how Travolta had a ‘strange demeanor, bloodshot eyes’ and tried to force the masseur to touch his groin region whilst he was being massaged.
The lawsuit, filed at the U.S. District Court in California, accused Travolta of sexual battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Both men are seeking £1.2million for the trauma they suffered during the episode.
Okorocha said that Travolta has until now been able to ‘evade justice, and he’s going to challenge it with me. But I’m not afraid … I’ll stand up to him’.
He said: ‘I have been contacted by people, mostly men, that have first hand information about similar behaviour on John Travolta’s part to that contained in the lawsuits I have already filed against him.
‘I have witnesses and the potential for more accusers in virtually every state of the union who have called me. I’m currently in the process of investigating their claims and verifying the information before possible further action is taken.’
Travolta and Preston, 49, have two children together, Benjamin, one and Ella Bleu, 11. Their eldest son Jett died in 2009.
Last night friends said he was ‘sick and tired of fighting this insidious, ongoing whisper campaign that has gone on for years’.
Previous allegations that Travolta engaged in homosexual behaviour were later retracted and the accuser published a letter saying the claims were false.
According to U.S. reports Travolta was not even in California when the first attack is alleged to have taken place.
TMZ has also published a receipt from the Mr Chow restaurant in New York on the same day where Travolta supposedly had dinner.
Travolta’s lawyer Martin Singer has called the claims a ‘baseless lie’ and said Travolta would be fighting back.
He said: ‘The problem in America is anyone can sue anyone.
‘However, in this case this unidentified plaintiff and his lawyer will regret they filed this fabricated suit. We intend to sue both of them for malicious prosecution.’