The original anonymous masseur who accused John Travolta of sexual assault has resurfaced one day after having his case against Travolta dismissed and parting ways with his attorney, E! Online reports.
“John Doe No. 1” has hired headline-grabbing attorney Gloria Allred, the story reports. What it means for his case against Travolta is unclear, but the case may not be going away.
Allred issued a statement today saying: "I represent John Doe No. 1. Mr. Doe’s lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice, which means that he is still legally entitled to file a lawsuit against John Travolta if he chooses."
Allred added: "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."
John Doe No. 1 and his original attorney, Okorie Okorocha, dissolved their relationship as the original case was dismissed, as we reported Tuesday. Okorocha continues to represent another anonymous masseur, John Doe No. 2, in a case against Travolta.
Travolta attorney Marty Singer has called the claims of both accusers “absurd.”