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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2012, 04:16:39 PM »

            John Travolta was BANNED from top New York hotel spa for 'inappropriate' behaviour, claims masseur
                                     The Daily Mail.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2143365/John-Travolta-BANNED-NYC-spa-inappropriate-behaviour-claims-masseur.html#ixzz1ugZdUvdz
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2012, 01:51:04 PM »

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                                   Kelly Preston: Scientology helped with grief

May 14, 2012,

Kelly Preston credits Scientology for helping her get over her son's death.
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The 49-year-old actress and husband John Travolta were left devastated when their 16-year-old son Jett passed away after suffering a seizure in 2009 and credits her faith with giving her the strength to work through her grief.

She said: 'People were so beautiful - so, so extraordinary from all over the world. Everybody grieves in their own way. I felt at times like I was drowning. It felt like a sea of wet blankets. And then I just peeled them off, layer by layer, so that I can now say, 'I want to live. I love life. My life is beautiful and amazing.

'In Scientology, we have what's called 'auditing,' and that helps you to address things in your life and to strip them away and work through them. It's a path of spiritual enlightenment. Also, it helps rid the mind of painful experience completely. Through that, the people at my church literally held my hand and got me through. . .I will forever be indebted. You never forget, but I feel like the weight of the world was lifted.'

Kelly - who also has daughter Ella, 12, and son Benjamin, 18 months, with John - admitted she still grieves for her son, but is thankful that she is able to be happy again.

Speaking on 'The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet' - in an interview filmed before sexual assault claims were recently made against her husband - she added: 'I've had enormous loss. Nobody should have to lose a child. It's unfathomable. But I'm here to say that you can get through it. You can live again. You can want to live again....

'There are still things that come up, for sure, but I am able to live. And to want to live. I can laugh. I'm - for the most part -happy. That's the greatest gift ever.'

Benjamin was born in November 2010 and Kelly admitted she had some concerns about having another child, but says he and Ella help her to love more - and she won't rule out having more kids.

She added: 'Having another child after this experience - we had to think about it, especially this late in life. I always wanted to have more kids. I feel like I would even have another child, but it might be pushing it.'

'I'm not afraid to love and to love deeply. My kids help me with that. They open up your heart so much. There's nothing like the love of a child... it's the greatest thing ever.'

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1698073.php/Kelly-Preston-Scientology-helped-with-grief
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2012, 09:14:59 AM »

  New John Travolta Sex Accuser: Gym Employee Accuses Him Of Groping

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/05/new-john-travolta-sex-accuser-gym-employee-alleged-groping

                  +                Kelly Preston Wants to Have More Children

Actress also describes how Scientology helped her cope with losing her son


 http://www.webpronews.com/kelly-preston-wants-to-have-more-children-2012-05 


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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2012, 10:02:21 AM »

Masseur Drops $2 Million Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against John Travolta after Coming into Large Sum of Money

SAN NARCISO, Calif. (Bennington Vale Evening Transcript) -- One of the two male massage therapists who alleged in a $2 million lawsuit that actor John Travolta exposed himself during a session and then made inappropriate physical advances has dropped his case according to Gloria Allred, the attorney representing the claimant referred to only as John Doe No. 1. Travolta's lawyers initially argued that although their client may have seemingly groped the alleged victim's penis and attempted to touch his anus, those actions were undertaken according to well-intentioned rituals of Scientology, Travolta's religion. "The point of the interaction was not to arouse sexual reciprocation but to help an obviously troubled person clear himself of engrams, which are unwanted emotions or painful traumas not readily available to the conscious mind," Travolta's counsel told reporters on May 8. In response to the allegations that Travolta was propositioning the masseur for gay sex, attorneys for the defense attacked the accusations as "baseless, ridiculous, and opportunistic." John Doe No. 1's withdrawal of his complaint, Travolta's representatives say, vindicates the actor and Scientology.

http://www.benningtonvalepress.com/2012/05/two-massage-therapists-sue-john.html

Although Doe No. 1's motives for dropping the suit are unclear -- he maintains the veracity of his account, and his attorney refuses to comment -- those close to Doe No. 1 note that he came into about $2 million this week unexpectedly. A family friend said: "It was never really about the money for [John], it was about exposing a villain. The dollar amount was fixed to cover his therapy and court costs. But you know how it is with celebrities -- they're always going to walk away unscathed. And now that [John] has won this sweepstakes or whatever, he can afford to take care of his mental recovery without the additional stress of a trial."

Neighbors verified that on Monday two well-dressed men arrived in front of Doe No. 1's house in a corporate van from Bridge Publications.

"It was like Publishers Clearinghouse, I suspect," a woman who lives next door explained. "These cheerful, nice looking fellows from the publishing company showed up at [John's] house with some books in their hands and a large satchel. From what I could see, the literature had something to do with dialectics or dynasties or something like that. In any case, they spoke for a while, shook hands, and then the men drove away. Next day, I find out [John] had won a couple million bucks in some giveaway from Bridge Publications. Good for him, for all the things that poor man had to endure with that godawful actor from 'Battlefield Earth.'"

http://www.benningtonvalepress.com/2012/05/masseur-drops-2-million-sex-abuse.html
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2012, 02:43:48 PM »


                      John Travolta's Secret Sexcapades

John Travolta's Secret Life Surprises Kelly Preston: "Kelly was suddenly besieged by the reports of John's secret sex life." After their 11-year-old daughter asked what was up, Kelly "fell to the floor in a flood of tears. Suddenly, Kelly feels like she's been living a lie for two decades, and it's like a knife to the heart." The rumors about Travolta "have swarmed around Hollywood since at least 1990, when Paul Barresi, a gay porn star, publicly claimed that he and John were having sex."


As a complete coincidence, Travolta married Preston in 1991 in "a quickie Scientology wedding ceremony." They signed a contract whose "exact contents are unknown" and "such agreements can contain almost anything — including prohibiting a spouse from speaking publicly about scandals." Jeff Conaway, who co-starred as Kenickie in Grease alongside Travolta, claims "that John once tried to perform oral sex on him while he slept." Conaway also says "that Kelly knows that John is gay" and agreed to beard for him, because she "wanted the lifestyle that comes with a marriage to a Hollywood celebrity more than love."

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/49704/john-travoltas-secret-sexcapades-and-other-horror-stories-from-this-weeks-tabloids
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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2012, 12:36:07 PM »

              Yet More Men Come Forward To Accuse John Travolta Of Sexual Assault

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By Jen Heger - Radar Assistant Managing Editor

When it rains it pours.

Two more men have come forward with accusations that embattled actor, John Travolta, sexually assaulted them at high end hotels, RadarOnline.com is reporting.



The two new accusers, from Seattle and Miami, now make a total of seven men who have accused the married actor of various unwanted sexual advances.

As RadarOnline.com previously reported five other men, including three masseurs, have alleged that the Pulp Fiction star groped them and solicited them for sex.



Travolta's famed attorney, Marty Singer has vehemently denied all of the allegations to date.

The two latest accusers consist of a masseur at the posh Eden Roc Resort in Miami and a former hotel employee at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, according to the New York Daily News.



Jeff, the Miami based masseur, alleges in an interview with the New York Daily News that during a massage in Miami in 2000, "[Travolta] was putting his hands where he wanted me to work and kind of grinding on the table. At one point he actually pulled my hand between his legs up to his scrotum. I started working on his other leg and it all started back up again. He started putting his butt up in the air. I was just trying to do whatever I could to distract him but he started getting aggressive and grabbed my hand again."



As the massage came to an end, Jeff alleges that Travolta started masturbating and claims the actor told him, "It’s okay, you can do it. No one’s going to know ”

The Seattle based former hotel worker alleges that following a Qantas event in 2000, Travolta cornered him as he was cleaning up a guest room. "He came up right behind me and grabbed my a--.,” the former catering staffer, 48, claimed to the New York Daily News. “I turned around and saw that his penis was out of his pants.”



Two of the masseurs who have already filed lawsuits against Travolta, which were subsequently dismissed by their former attorney, Okorie Okorocha, have since retained powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred.

"We are now representing John Doe #2," Allred announced after the second man followed in the footsteps of the first and hired the famed civil rights lawyer. "We believe that the lawsuit should be filed in another court and, therefore, the lawsuit that was on file was dismissed without prejudice. We will be conferring with our client regarding what will happen next in this case," Allred told RadarOnline.com.


Travolta has been married to actress Kelly Preston since 1991. The couple's oldest child, Jett, died in 2009. The couple have two other children, daughter, Ella Bleu, and their toddler son, Benjamin, born in 2010.

Singer, previously told RadarOnline.com, "As a result of the published lies about my client we expect some 'John Does' to come out of the woodwork and assert false claims."


http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/05/john-travolta-sex-scandal-more-accusers-seattle-miami
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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2012, 10:36:22 AM »

             John Travolta hit by more sexual assault claims

http://tvnz.co.nz/entertainment-news/john-travolta-hit-more-sexual-assault-claims-4894577?ref=rss

                  John Travolta accused by two more men of sex abuse

May 19, 2012, 10:01 GMT

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1698338.php/John-Travolta-accused-by-two-more-men-of-sex-abuse

John Travolta accused of sexual harrasement by two more men – musicrooms.net
Sat, May 19, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News


http://www.musicrooms.net/celebrity/48631-travolta-accused-by-two-more-men.html

The alternate worlds of John Travolta

    Paul Toohey
    From: Sunday Herald Sun
    May 20, 2012 12:00AM



http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/the-alternate-worlds-of-john-travolta/story-fn7x8me2-1226361078490

                         Travolta's Masseur Accuser, John Doe #2, Is Revealed

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/05/john-travolta-accuser-masseur-john-truesdale-revealed

                          Travolta accused of further sex abuse
 Sunday May 20, 2012


http://www.skynews.com.au/showbiz/article.aspx?id=752020&vId=


                                   Travolta accused of further sex abuse

http://wap.news.bigpond.com/articles/Entertainment/2012/05/20/Travolta_accused_of_further_sex_abuse_752020.html

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« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2012, 07:52:45 AM »

                        Are John Travolta and Kelly Preston Getting Divorced?

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/entertainment/john-travolta-kelly-preston-getting-divorced#




Enough is enough - just what the hell is going on with John Travolta? Does it matter?

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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2012, 04:32:38 PM »


                  John Travolta Sex Accuser #2 To Former Lawyer: You Botched My Case!

John Truesdale, the Atlanta based masseur who filed a sexual battery lawsuit John Travolta, has filed a sworn declaration asserting he was forced to fire Okorie Okorocha as his lawyer because he botched the case, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

As previously reported, Okorocha, who filed suit on behalf of two masseurs accusing Travolta of sexual assault, filed a lawsuit of his own against their new attorney, Gloria Allred, alleging that the famed civil rights attorney stole Truesdale as a client from him. Both men's lawsuits were subsequently dismissed after they fired Okorocha -- they are now being represented by Allred.

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Allred has subsequently filed a lengthy motion to have Okorocha's lawsuit against her dismissed.

Truesdale claims that he contacted Allred to represent him after becoming dissatisfied with Okorocha's handling of the case and that she never solicited him as a client. "Mr. Okorocha caused the District Court Complaint to be filed without providing me an opportunity to review it for accuracy. That compalint alleges an incorrect date for the underlying event which gave rise to my claims," he says in his sworn declaration. "I was extremely unhappy with the error regarding that date...During that time, I saw Mr. Okorocha participate in numerous media interviews. I was very unhappy with the way Mr. Okorocha appeared to be using my dispute with Mr. Travolta in order to promote himself as a lawyer. By the second week of May 2012, I was extremely unhappy with Mr. Okorocha's representation and decided to switch attorneys....Based on my own concerns about Mr. Okorocha's handling of my case and without any contact from Gloria Allred or anyone else at Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, I decided to contact Gloria Allred to see if she and her firm would be willing to represent me."

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Truesdale further states that he fired Okorocha on May 17, 2012 and sent him another letter on May 18, 2012 begging him to "stop talking about me, my case, my changing attorneys and everything and anything regarding my case immediately. I conacted Ms. Allred. She did not contact me. I sought her out because I was not satisfied with your representation and therefore decided to change attorneys. You should respect my decision."

One of Allred's legal assistants has also submitted a sworn declaration stating that she had answered a phone call from John Truesdale on May 16, 2012 and that she gave the message to her boss. Truesdale says this was the first time he contacted her.

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Allred submitted her own declaration and said "I did not participate in any way in Mr. Truesdale's decision to call Allred, Maroko & Goldberg to seek representation. He contacted my firm without any solicitation from me or my firm."

A hearing has been scheduled for June 27, 2012, to determine if the lawsuit against Allred will be dismissed.

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Allred sent the following statement to RadarOnline.com: "Yesterday we filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that Okorie Okorocha filed against me and my law firm, Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. In support of our motion to dismiss, we have filed declarations under oath verifying and corroborating that we did not solicit John Doe 2 as a client. These declarations totally support our position that Mr. Okorocha’s lawsuit filed against us is completely without merit and should never have been filed.

The sworn declarations filed in support of our motion to dismiss include a declaration from John Doe 2 that he first contacted our office on May 16, 2012 by placing a telephone call and asking to speak to me and that we had not contacted him either directly or indirectly prior to that date. We also filed a declaration from our law firm’s secretary, Mary Guluzza, who initially took the telephone call from John Doe 2 on May 16 asking to speak to me. We have also filed my declaration under oath that after Ms. Guluzza emailed me the message from John Doe 2, I returned John Doe 2's call later that same morning.

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After Mr. Okorocha publicly stated that I had solicited John Doe 2 as a client, John Doe 2 notified Mr. Okorocha in writing that he was wrong and that it was exactly the opposite of what he had stated–that in fact, John Doe 2 contacted us and not the other way around. John Doe 2 further urged Mr. Okorocha to withdraw and retract his false statements about this law firm. Instead, Mr. Okorocha filed his lawsuit.

In our 36 years of law practice, we have never solicited a client and we did not solicit Mr. Doe 2 as a client.  Indeed, we did not even know his identity nor have any contact information for him until he contacted our firm.  In addition, we did not seek to learn his identity prior to his contacting us. Indeed, when John Doe 2 did contact our firm and left a message for me to call him back he did not identify himself as John Doe 2. Instead he used his real name, John Truesdale.

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Given the facts and the law, we believe that it is truly outrageous that Mr. Okorocha has filed this lawsuit against us. We are looking forward to the court hearing in this matter and the Court’s decision in this case.

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« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2012, 06:38:36 AM »

                             Russell Brand Risks Wrath Of Hollywood With Travolta Jibes

Russell Brand is known for having an edgy sense of humour, but he may have gone a little too far last night with his jokesabout Hollywood superstar John Travolta.

The comedian, who was hosting the MTV Movie Awards joked that he had been massaging Travolta before the show, remarking that the actor had been particularly "stiff", a reference to unproven accusations that Travolta sexually assaulted a male masseuse.

Travolta is vigorously denying the allegations, and has many friends throughout Hollywood due to his connections with the church of Scientology, as well as many friends in the industry due to years as one of the US's biggest name actors.

Another British comedian with a taste for the controversial, Ricky Gervais, landed himself in hot water after his own hosting effort at the Golden Globes wasn't universally well received by those who he decided to mock.

Brand may  have to apologise to the actor and smooth things over with him due to the sensitive nature of the accusations against Travolta.

At the MTV Movie Awards The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson and Jenifer Lawrence were succesful in  the acting categories, with 'Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 1' taking home movie of the year.

http://uk.omg.yahoo.com/news/russell-brand-risks-wrath-hollywood-travolta-jibes-153336980.html
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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2012, 07:56:45 AM »

                              John Travolta & His Pilot Had 6-Year Gay Relationship

The John Travolta sex scandal has exploded with a new report that the actor had a six-year gay affair with his pilot.

Travolta and Doug Gotterba were lovers in the 1980s, according to Travolta’s former secretary and Gotterba’s ex boyfriend. The article is in the new issue of the National Enquirer, which hits newsstands Friday.

Joan Edwards was Travolta’s secretary from 1978 to 1994 and is the first ex-employee to publicly say the actor is gay.  “I did everything for him, including taking care of his personal and professional schedules. Of course I knew he was gay. It never bothered me,” she is quoted as telling the Enquirer.

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She also says she was aware of Travolta's affair with Gotterba, who began working for the actor in 1981.  "That's how I met Doug. We both worked for John at the same time. Doug is a wonderful guy and we are still good friends. He told me that John was gay and they had a sexual relationship," she said.

Gotterba is not quoted by the Enquirer about his relationship with Travolta. The tab says only that he confirmed his employment with the actor.

But Gotterba’s post-Travolta boyfriend, Robert Britz tells The Enquirer, "Doug told me right at the beginning of our relationship that he'd had a homosexual relationship with John Travolta in the 1980s. Doug said John was constantly grabbing at his genital area, but he put up with John's sexual advances because working for him was 'lucrative.’”

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Britz also reveals that he was shown a home video of Gotterba and Travolta in a hotel room. "I personally saw about two minutes of Doug's home video showing John Travolta sitting at the end of a bed with his shirt off. There were plates of food in front of him. The video appeared to be shot in a hotel room. Doug made it clear that it was very lucrative for him to be what he called John's 'personal right hand man' and homosexual partner," he said.

But Britz says Gotterba told him the relationship with Travolta was too much and he became turned off by John's "hairy body" and his weight gain between movies, which Gotterba said made him 'huge.'

"After a few years, Doug grew apart from John sexually, and John's advances eventually started to repulse him," Britz said. "The relationship ended shortly thereafter."

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And while Travolta was peaking in his Hollywood superstardom status, author Wensley Clarkson claims his team scrambled to hide his homosexuality by setting him up on a date with 16-year-old starlet Brooke Shields.

"The supposed relationship reached a head when John was being interviewed by a magazine journalist and just happened to take two lovey-dovey phone calls from Brooke during the interview," Clarkson wrote in his 1997 biography John Travolta: Back in Character.

"Close friends of John knew perfectly well there was no romance with Brooke. But the rumors certainly helped to improve John's image."

Gotterba, 60, now owns a private jet company out of Santa Barbara, California.

John married Kelly Preston in 1991 and is fighting two lawsuits from masseurs who claim he became sexually aggressive with them during massages.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/06/john-travolta-gay-relationship-claims-male-pilot
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« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2012, 07:32:08 PM »

                        The John Travolta Saga: A Relic From the Past or an Enduring Reality?


Posted: 06/12/2012

Whether the latest allegations about John Travolta are true or not -- that he sexually harassed several men and had a secret relationship with his male private pilot for six years -- it's all pretty sad, the jokes and the snickering notwithstanding.

If false, after all, Travolta has been relentlessly targeted over a period of decades by ruthless people hellbent on destroying his career or getting money from him, perhaps rightly believing that such allegations, even if untrue, can still hurt an actor today. If true, he's closeted himself for much of his life -- and the psychological torment, the hiding, the inability to just go out in public and be himself, had led him to sometimes abuse others. If that's the case, he was perhaps enabled by powerful people around him in Hollywood who make lots of money off of him, in a way similar to how Michael Jackson was enabled by the people surrounding him in his own self-destructive behavior.

Either way, not a pretty picture.

What's fascinating about the story is how long all of this has been going on, complete with all of its 1980s subterfuge, seemingly a relic from the past in these days of out and proud celebrities. Travolta was one of the supermarket tabloids' first targets over 20 years ago, and yet, unlike the other targeted stars of the era, he's still their target today.

The first allegations came in May of 1990, when the National Enquirer ran with the allegations make by Paul Barresi, a former porn actor and former personal trainer, who said he'd had sex with Travolta "dozens of times" over a two year period. Much of the mainstream press picked up the story. Through his attorney's Travolta denied the allegations by Barresi, who was paid $100,000 by the Enquirer.

Outing of supposedly gay celebrities was brand new for the supermarket tabloids. The very first such story occurred only four months earlier when Chastity Bono was outed by the Star magazine as a lesbian, in January of 1990. (After denying it, Bono eventually came out as a lesbian and then, over a period of years, went on to transition as a transgender man, becoming Chaz Bono.) The second such outing was of the actor Richard Chamberlain, four months later in mid-April, reported to be gay and living with a man in the Star, the National Enquirer and the Globe, all in the same week. (Chamberlain denied the story as well, and denied being gay for many years, only to come out as gay in 2003.)

Travolta was the third alleged revelation, and the tabloids' new-found love of exposing homosexuality was in its own bizarre way a measure of progress. AIDS had pushed homosexuality out of the closet in the 1980s. Homosexuality had gone from being unspeakably scandalous (even the tabloids wouldn't go near it in the pre-1990 days, though they had no problems exposing extramarital affairs, boozing, drugs and out-of-wedlock babies by the stars) to finally being acceptably scandalous. After all, you can't go from unspeakable to just another mundane fact of life without first being acceptably scandalous, can you?

But Hollywood surely didn't know how to deal with this new reality, whether the reports were true or not. Within months of the story, Travolta announced his engagement to Kelly Preston, a fellow Scientologist. Barresi retracted his claims in a letter he wrote to Travolta's lawyer (he later said he did so under pressure), while Travolta and Preston soon were on magazine covers everywhere extolling their marriage.

The rumors and reports, however, didn't stop. Just a year later, in 1991, came a bombshell story in Time magazine about Scientology, "The Cult of Greed and Power." (Scientology lost a years-long defamation suit against Time.) The article stated that "high-level defectors claim that Travolta has long feared that if he defected, details of his sexual life would be made public." William Franks, the church's former chairman of the board is quoted as saying that "Travolta felt pretty intimidated about this getting out and told me so. There were no outright threats made, but it was implicit," he said. "If you leave they immediately start digging up everything." Time also noted that the church's former head of security, Richard Aznaran, "recalls a Scientology leader repeatedly joking to staffers about Travolta's allegedly promiscuous homosexual behavior."

Since then there's been allegation after allegation, accusation after accusation, scandal after scandal, as if time just froze for Travolta. Here we are, having moved into a different world, where courts are ruling that saying someone is gay is not defamation, where the president of the United States supports gay marriage, where homosexuality is slowly going from being acceptably scandalous to just being that mundane fact of life, and where gay celebrities are coming out -- or rather not closeting themselves in the first place. But the Travolta saga -- whatever the truth may be -- reminds us of how fear-inducing and traumatizing the issue of homosexuality always was, and, sadly, still is for many.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-signorile/the-john-travolta-saga-a_b_1589777.html
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« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2012, 01:53:14 AM »

                       John Travolta


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4:35 PM PT -- A rep for Travolta has issued a statement ... saying, "The lawsuit filed by Robert Randolph is absurd. The suit is based on a privileged communication, and it will promptly be thrown out by the court."

The statement continues, "To evaluate the credibility of Robert Randolph and his ridiculous lawsuit one need look no further than his own statements published on his website stating that he sustained 'permanent brain damage' and had to 'retrain' his brain."
 
"Mr. Travolta will aggressively defend himself against this lawsuit and expects to be fully vindicated when this meritless case is dismissed."

Travolta's attorney, Marty Singer, also released a statement ... saying, "This is a ridiculous lawsuit.  It is based on our letter which was completely privileged under the law.  We intend to sue the attorneys for malicious prosecution after the court promptly dismisses this baseless lawsuit.”

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John Travolta is being sued by an author who claims Travolta spread lies about his mental health in order to diminish his credibility ... while the author was trying to sell a book in which he claimed he personally witnessed Travolta engaged in gay sex at various bathhouses.

The man behind the lawsuit is Robert Randolph -- who wrote a book entitled, "You'll Never Spa in This Town Again" ... detailing Travolta's alleged sexual exploits with other men, including Randolph.

In his suit, Randolph claims ... as he was releasing his book, Travolta and his high-powered attorney Marty Singer (pictured above) unleashed a P.R. attack ... in which they falsely claimed Randolph had mental issues and spent time in a mental institution.

Randolph claims the attack was concocted to persuade the public that he's an unreliable source ... and they should NOT buy his book. Randolph claims Travolta's plan worked ... and retailers were deterred from selling his book.

Randolph is suing both Travolta and Singer for unspecified damages.

So far, no comment from Travolta. Ditto for Singer.

http://www.tmz.com/2012/06/21/john-travolta-sued-author-spa-sex-book-marty-singer-robert-randolph/
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« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2012, 08:14:08 AM »

                                  John Travolta, Kelly Preston put on united front




John Travolta and Kelly Preston put on a Public Display of Attention - big time - at Monday night's "Savages" premiere in Los Angeles.

They made their appearance just after news had broken that a former Royal Caribbean cruise room attendant filed a federal lawsuit accusing Travolta of improper sexual conduct in 2009 - stripping off a robe and pushing against him, then offering him $12,000 to keep quiet. Travolta's lawyer told People.com it is "another ludicrous lawsuit with inane claims."

Travolta didn't address the lawsuit or any of the sexual allegations that have been buzzing since March. He and Preston sped down the carpet, stopping only for the smooch.

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Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/ent/celeb/articles/2012/06/26/20120626john-travolta-kelly-preston-put-united-front.html#comments#ixzz1z1iAQY66
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« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2012, 04:10:08 PM »

                   John Travolta Sex Accuser's Former Attorney's Lawsuit Against Gloria Allred Dismissed

The one-time lawyer that represented two masseurs, who accused John Travolta of sexual assault and had filed a lawsuit against powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred for allegedly stealing those clients, had the case dismissed this afternoon in a Los Angeles courtroom, RadarOnline.com is reporting.

Okorie Okorocha filed the lawsuit against Allred for intentional interference with contractual relations and intentional interference with prospective economic relations because he alleges that the famed civil rights attorney stole one of his masseur clients, John "Casey" Truesdale.

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Truesdale and John Doe #1 had filed lawsuits against Travolta, which were subsequently dismissed after they fired Okorocha. Travolta's lawyer, Marty Singer, has vehemently denied the allegations.

Both masseurs are now being represented by Allred.

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Allred released the following statement: "Today the court granted our motion to summarily dismiss the legally and factualy baseless lawsuit filed by Okorie Okorocha. We feel that this decision and our victory today validates our position that neither I nor any person in my law firm...interfered with the attorney-client relationship that our client Mr. Truesdale had with Mr. Okorocha.

"I have always said that Mr. Okorcha's public allegations that I solicited Mr. Truesdale were false, defamatory, and shameful. I feel that the court's decision today completely vindicates us."

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Interestingly, Okorocha wasn't in court for the proceedings because of "calendar conflicts," and Allred says, "Mr. Okorocha never mentioned any 'calendar conflicts' which would prevent him from appearing today until after receiving the court's tentative ruling which announced the court's intention to dismiss his lawsuit.

"When it appeared that we won Mr. Okorocha for the first time stated he could not appear and gave his reason for not appearing a previously undisclosed and unspecified 'calendar conflict.' However, he did not ask Judge Linfield to continue this matter so that he could argue against the dismissal of his lawsuit. It seems strange to us that Mr. Okorocha was very visible in the press when he filed the lawsuit against us, but now that we have won, he is suddenly nowhere to be seen in the courthouse today."

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Allred hasn't ruled out filing a defamation lawsuit against Okorocha, and when asked about the status of her client's claims against Travolta she replied, "They are considering all legal options, and it's not over."

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/06/lawsuit-against-gloria-allred-dismissed-okorie-okorocha
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