First masseur dumped by lawyer
The first man who accused John Travolta of sexual harassment has reportedly been dropped by his lawyer.
The masseur – known only as John Doe #1 – had filed a $2-million lawsuit against Travolta, claiming that the Pulp Fiction star had made inappropriate sexual advances toward him during a massage at a Los Angeles hotel on 16 January.
However, after it was proven that Travolta was in New York at the time of the alleged incident, the masseur claimed to have made a "miscalculation" about the date – and has since been dumped by Los Angeles attorney Okorie Okorocha.
A source told RadarOnline: "Okorocha did not feel he could represent John Doe #1 going forward anymore and recommend him finding another lawyer."
However, Okorocha will continue to represent a second male masseur – known as John Doe #2 – who has made similar claims of sexual assault while the star was in Atlanta, although Travolta's attorney Marty Singer has insisted that the accusations are "fabrications".
The source added: "[Okorocha] is still representing John Doe #2 other alleged victims who are possibly coming forward."
John Doe #1's "miscalculation" could lead to his lawsuit being altered, a source revealed, although the other details of the case are expected to remain the same.
The insider revealed: "The lawsuit will likely be amended, but this doesn't change the facts of the lawsuit.
"John Doe #1 gave very specific information, and staff from the Beverly Hills Hotel will absolutely be included as witnesses in the case."
On Thursday (10 May), a third accuser - Chilean-born Fabian Zanzi – alleged that Travolta "hugged" him, asked for a massage and offered to pay him $12 000 for sex while they were aboard a cruise ship in 2009.
Zanzi - who was in charge of caring for VIP guests on the ship - says he refused Travolta's offer and claimed that he reported the incident to his supervisors, eventually causing him to lose his job.
However, Singer has slammed the claims, saying that Zanzi is merely looking for his "15 minutes of fame".
Singer told the New York Daily News: "This individual is simply hopping on the bandwagon to get his 15 minutes of fame by coming up with a story for the first time with something that supposedly happened over three years ago. Nobody has ever heard from this guy before. No lawyer has contacted us."