John Travolta Will Face 'Hell of a Fight' from Second Accuser, Lawyer Says
Okorie Okorocha says he won't settle, but instead wants a trial in private
As the sexual assault case of John Travolta’s first accuser appears to have all but crumbled, the focus has shifted to allegations made by John Doe #2 – and his attorney is gearing up for a no-holds-barred trial.
But he wants it carried out entirely in private.
“I want a full trial with a private judge,” Okorie Okorocha tells PEOPLE, shooting down a report that he’s in talks to enter mediation with Travolta’s attorneys. “There is no mediation. There’ll never be a settlement. I want privacy for sex crime victims.”
“It looks like [Travolta’s attorney Marty Singer] wants one hell of a fight, and that is what he’ll get from me,” Okorocha adds.
Says Bill Waldo, an L.A. sexual harassment attorney not involved with the case, “A mediation is an attempt to settle the case without a trial. But both sides could agree to a private trial instead where all proceedings would be confidential.”
Despite a former cruise ship employee claiming Travolta propositioned him in 2009, Singer has denied any claims of wrongdoing.
“People are going to come forward to get their 15 minutes of fame,” Singer tells PEOPLE. “This was all started by Doe #1, and everyone else came out of the woodwork with false claims.”
Asked if evidence will be presented to refute Doe #2’s allegations that Travolta assaulted him in an Atlanta, Ga., hotel in January, Singer replied, “We’ll disprove it, but we need specifics first. It’s hard to disprove something when you don’t have more specific allegations.”