John Travolta Accuser No. 1 Hires Gloria Allred
The anonymous massage therapist, whose lawsuit was withdrawn Tuesday, has a new lawyer
“I represent John Doe Number One,” famed civil rights attorney Gloria Allred confirmed to PEOPLE. “Mr. Doe’s lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice which means that he is still legally entitled to file another lawsuit against John Travolta if he chooses. We are in the process of conferring with him regarding the next steps, which he may wish to take. Our client and our firm has no further comment at this time.”
Allred has a long history of taking on sexual misconduct cases against A-list celebs, including allegations against Tiger Woods and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others.
Doe Number One alleged in a $2 million lawsuit filed May 4 that the actor exposed himself and acted inappropriately while receiving a massage in L.A. on Jan. 16. But his lawyer, Okorie Okorocha, withdrew him from the suit after Travolta’s attorney, Marty Singer, provided evidence that suggested the actor was in New York at the time.
A second lawsuit filed by Okorocha on behalf of an Atlanta-based massage therapist still remains active.
Singer has vehemently denied the allegations as “false” and “absurd,” adding, “People are going to come forward to get their 15 minutes of fame.”
For more on the scandal – including how John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston are coping – pick up new issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Friday