(LOS ANGELES) — The second anonymous masseur who sued John Travolta, claiming sexual battery and sexual harassment, has hired lawyer Gloria Allred, much as the first accuser did earlier this week.
The second masseur withdrew his lawsuit on Thursday, but Allred is leaving open the possibility that the complaint may be re-filed.
She said in a statement obtained by People magazine, “We believe that the lawsuit should be filed in another court and, therefore, the lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice.”
The first masseur has also dropped his lawsuit and hired Allred.
Travolta’s lawyer, Marty Singer, is waving off any suggestion that the actor settled either case, telling TMZ.com, “Not one penny has been paid nor do we have any intention to pay any money for these ridiculous and false claims.”
Singer also denies a National Enquirer report, detailed by the New York Post, claiming that Travolta once tried to perform a sex act on Grease co-star Jeff Conaway.
Singer tells E! News, “This spate of recklessly published tabloid stories is just part of a malicious tabloid agenda to boost lagging sales by running outrageous defamatory stories about my client sourced by people seeking notoriety or a payday.”
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