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There's a new John Travolta accuser, but first one drops charges while second wants $250,000


There's a fourth John Travolta accuser, just as the first one dropped his $2 million suit when the guy's lawyer dropped him. At least the new guy hasn't sued Travolta yet. Attorney Marty Singer is really earning Travolta's retainer money the last few days.

It took less than a week for a masseur's allegations against Travolta to start falling apart, as a notice of dismissal was filed in L.A. on Tuesday, People reports. "Let's just say we had differences in opinion of how to handle the case and decided to part ways," John Doe's lawyer Okorie Okorocha said.

The man has hired legal shark Gloria Allred, who said, "Mr. Doe's lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice which means that he is still legally entitled to file another lawsuit against John Travolta if he chooses. We are in the process of conferring with him regarding the next steps, which he may wish to take. Our client and our firm has no further comment at this time."

Now a gym employee says Travolta fondled and groped him, even though there are conveniently no witnesses because the guy would allegedly open the gym for Travolta off hours. "The gym was opened as a courtesy to John Travolta so that he could avoid the public yet maintain his fitness in this physically challenging role that he was doing at the time," a source told RadarOnline. "The gym employee says that John Travolta groped and fondled him against his will." No lawsuit has been filed yet, but it kind of makes third accuser, cruise ship worker Fabian Zanzi, seem kind of tame.

Atlanta-based plaintiff No. 2, who also is represented by Okorocha, is saying he'll give up his sexual assault and battery case, too, if John pays him the meager sum of $250,000. Somehow we don't think that's going to happen.

"My client will settle for $250k to make this go away quickly and without having any further action being taken in this case," Okorocha told RadarOnline. "My client wants his life back and for that to happen at this point we would be willing to accept a settlement. I have been speaking with Marty Singer about establishing the ground rules for arbitration/mediation in this case. ... I haven't discussed any settlement figures with Marty yet but I anticipate we will be having those discussions very soon."

Singer has hardly been impressed by these allegations, either, telling People, "We'll disprove (Doe Number Two's claims), but we need specifics first. It's hard to disprove something when you don't have more specific allegations." Like saying an alleged attack occurred in L.A. the same day Travolta was in New York, which is what happened to the first guy's case. Maybe this time Travolta will have been in Idaho or something instead of Atlanta. He does own his own plane, you know.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3:28pm]


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