John Doe No. 1's claims of sexual assault appeared to be contradicted by evidence

By Mike Fleeman and Ken Lee
Updated May 15, 2012 01:35 PM
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John Travolta has one less accuser to worry about.

The masseur known only as John Doe Number One, whose claims of sexual assault during a massage session set off a firestorm for the actor, has dropped out of the lawsuit amid mounting evidence apparently contradicting his allegations.

“Let’s just say we had differences in opinion of how to handle the case and decided to part ways,” his lawyer Okorie Okorocha tells PEOPLE.

The notice of dismissal was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

A second masseur remains on the lawsuit, seeking $2 million from Travolta over the star’s alleged behavior during a massage session at an Atlanta-based resort.

Travolta’s lawyer Marty Singer has strongly denied the allegations from both accusers, calling the claims “absurd” and “fiction.”

“We’ll disprove [Doe Number Two’s claims], but we need specifics first,” Singer tells PEOPLE. “It’s hard to disprove something when you don’t have more specific allegations.”

For more on the scandal – including how John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston are coping – pick up new issue of People on newsstands Friday