Will Receipt Prove John Travolta Didn't Sexually Assault Masseur?
Is there proof that John Travolta was 3,000 miles away in New York City on the day a lawsuit claims he sexually assaulted a masseur.
The accuser, identified only as John Doe #1, says he was repeatedly groped by Travolta at the storied Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles on January 16th.
But new evidence has emerged that shows that that night, John Travolta was with several friends dining at Mr. Chow restaurant in Manhattan's trendy Tribeca neighborhood. How do we know with certainty that he was there? He's got a credit card receipt.
It shows the time as 11:38 pm on January 16th, 2012. The bill came to $382.69. Travolta left a generous $100 tip, but tantalizingly, you can see only part of his signature.
Legal expert Royal Oakes told INSIDE EDITION, "Travolta's New York restaurant receipt could be the smoking gun for him to blow their case out of the water. On the other hand, the accuser might be able to say, 'Well, the massage was early in the day in Beverly Hills, and you know, Mr. Travolta, private pilot, he could make it to New York by that evening."
And that's exactly what the accuser's attorney is saying:
"My client was sexually assaulted at 10 am. He said Travolta could have made it to New York on horseback in that time."
Travolta's lawyers are demanding to take a sworn deposition from John Doe #1 as early as next Thursday, but John Doe's lawyer is trying to delay it. He says more accusers making similar allegations are coming forward.
Okorie Okorocha said, "I've only filed on behalf of two plaintiffs so far, but there are people coming out of the woodwork. I expect there's likely to be more plaintiffs filing."
The other masseur, identified only as John Doe #2, claims Travolta groped him in a hotel in Atlanta, believed to be the upscale Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
John Doe #2 claims the encounter took place on Saturday, January 28th, twelve days after the alleged incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
He claims Travolta "walked into the bedroom, spoke very briefly and then removed all his clothes."
He says Travolta "had a strange demeanor" and "bloodshot eyes."
Travolta allegedly demanded "an unusual amount of work on his glutes" or buttocks.
The masseur claims he "hurried off" when Travolta got physical and "forcibly hugged him."
"We have enough documentary evidence showing how it happened and when and facts. It's not going to be a problem," said Okorocha.
But Travolta's attorney is dismissing the claims as "false and fabricated."
He said, "John Travolta will be fully vindicated in court on both of these absurd and fictional claims."
And Travolta's friends in Hollywood are hoping that like that nororious paternity lawsuit against Justin Bieber, these allegations can be quickly disproved.
Oakes said, "This is an occupational hazard of being a big movie star. Think of Justin Bieber. People can make false allegations and you can do nothing about it. They can drag your reputation through the mud. So Travolta's answer to that is to hire a very aggressive lawyer."