Better be careful! We all know what happened last time John Travolta was behind closed doors with this guy. LOL!
The first anonymous male masseuse who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by John Travolta has dropped his lawsuit after messing up the date of the alleged incident in legal docs. The married actor can't breathe too easy yet because he's still got two (or maybe even three) more lawsuits to tackle.
The second male masseuse, who we like to call John Doe #2, has agreed to privately handle the matter with a judge in mediation. Here is what a source close to the proceedings had to say:
"Marty Singer and Okorie Okorocha have spoken and both are working on the ground rules for the evidence and procedure about how the mediation will proceed, and that process could take 1-2 months. This is commonly done before formal mediation begins. Both sides will agree to keep all transcripts sealed, as well as all witness statements, depositions, etc. The lawsuit will be heard by a private judge, who will decide how much money if any the accuser will receive."
Just because this matter will remain private, that doesn't mean it won't get nasty either! The source continued to explain:
"All of the proceedings will be strictly confidential, but make no mistake, this will be a dog fight that will take place out of the public forum. This is done for a plethora of reasons, mainly, this will allow the masseur's identity from being made public, and it would just be a media circus if it did go to trial This will be the best way for the case to be heard with minimal disruption to John Travolta and the masseur's life."
It sounds like the Atlanta-based masseuse has LOTS of evidence and witness testimony he plans to use in court. For the sake of not publicly embarrassing either party, it's probably better that the proceedings are private, but BOY would we love to be a fly on that wall! Ha!
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