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John Travolta Dodges Another Bullet in Gay Sex Assault Case

John Travolta, who has been raked over the coals over allegations he engaged in lurid sexual assaults against two male masseurs, has dodged another bullet. His first accuser has dropped the lawsuit against him.

Whether that means the accuser could find another lawyer to represent him, or Travolta quietly settled it on the side will never be known, unless the man, identified only as John Doe No. 1 comes forward.

Attorney Okorie Okorocha, who had originally represented the man, dropped the case last week, after the accuser admitted he provided the wrong date for the alleged assault. He said it happened a few days earlier.

On the date in question, Jan. 16, Travolta, through his lawyer Marty Singer, was able to prove through restaurant and airfare receipts that he was in New York City on that date.

Normally, getting the date wrong is nothing more than a technical error the would require a simple amendment of the lawsuit.

But the accuser filed a notice of dismissal of the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Singer has vowed to file a countersuit against the masseur, but it’s unlikely he’ll follow through. That would only move the case back into a public forum.

There’s a 50-50 chance the masseur received a payoff from Travolta in exchange for a confidential settlement of the lawsuit. That would be a win for Travolta who would be spared a long, drawn out court fight and more damning publicity.

Okorocha is still representing the second John Doe, who also filed suit, but that case will be heard informally behind closed doors. The lawyer said he would also be filing suits on behalf of other plaintiffs, but those will likely go the private route as well.

“We’ll disprove [Doe Number Two’s claims], but we need specifics first,” Singer tells People.

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