John Travolta Lawsuit: Second Masseur Comes Forward
John Travolta's lawyer says more claims alleging misconduct during a massage are "absurd and ridiculous"
A second masseur with allegations of sexual battery and harassment has been added to the lawsuit against John Travolta that was filed on Friday in California.
The second plaintiff, also represented by Pasadena, Calif., attorney Okorie Okorocha, has remained anonymous, and accuses Travolta, 58, of improper behavior during a massage session at an Atlanta-area resort, according to papers obtained and posted online by Radar.
In response to the new filing, Travolta’s lawyer, Marty Singer, told PEOPLE in a statement, “This second ‘anonymous’ claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one. The attorney who filed the lawsuit on behalf of his second anonymous client, who does not want to disclose his name although he is required to do so, was notified that his first client’s claims were totally false and fabricated, since our client was not in L.A. when anonymous ‘Doe #1’ claims he interacted with John Travolta.”
The accusers’ attorney, Okorocha, tells PEOPLE: “The reason my clients are wishing to remain anonymous is because the public passes judgment on sexual harassment accusers and people who file lawsuits in general.”
“As for evidence, I don’t want to show my cards at this time,” says Okorocha, who claims to have “so much evidence” to support the claims against Travolta, including witnesses and photos of the actor in Atlanta at the time of the alleged incident.
The alleged first incident purportedly took place in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in January 2012.
“Before the attorney for the two anonymous plaintiffs filed the claim on behalf of the second person who refuses to disclose his identity … it is obvious that he checked media reports that my client was in Atlanta working on a movie,” Travolta’s attorney adds in his statement. “The claim by Doe #2 is just as fabricated as the claim by Doe #1. Our client will be fully vindicated in court on both of these absurd and fictional claims.”
The plaintiffs are seeking $2 million in damages each.
• Reporting by KEN LEE