The attorney for an anonymous masseur who is suing John Travolta says the sexual assault case against the actor is headed to court, E! News reports.
The comments by attorney Okorie Okorocha come after a second complaint surfaced last week, from another anonymous masseur accusing Travolta of sexual assault. Both accusers — represented in the complaints as John Doe — are represented by Okorocha.
The second complaint accuses Travolta of sexual harassment, assault, sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, E! reports.
Travolta’s attorney, Marty Singer, responded to the second complaint, saying, "This second ‘anonymous’ claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one," the publication reports. Singer reportedly wants to fight the claims aggressively, indicating it is unlikely they will wind up in mediation.
Said Okorocha: "Mediation means settlement. There will never be a settlement because Singer [is] asking for a trial and wants to sue me."
Okorocha added: "We know it will be a full trial with a private judge and court reporter. That’s why I filed Doe complaints. I want privacy for sex-crime victims."
Okorocha has reportedly had talks with Singer and has asked for a full trial.
“Okorocha says Singer is ‘just listening at this point’ but hasn’t indicated which way he will go, and that Singer is ready to ‘fight to the death’ against the suits,” the story reports.