May 17, 2012 |
The second sexual-battery case against John Travolta has been dropped, with John Doe No. 2 - like John Doe No. 1 before him - jumping on the Gloria Allred bandwagon and considering refiling at a later date. "We believe that the lawsuit should be filed in another court and, therefore, the lawsuit that was on file was dismissed without prejudice," Allred told CNN on Thursday, explaining that her team was talking to the second massage therapist about how he'd like to proceed.
May 16, 2012 |
The John Travolta sexual-battery brouhaha has a new player: Gloria Allred, connoisseur of press conferences and high-profile clients, took over Tuesday as attorney for the massage therapist best known as John Doe No. 1. Allred's an ironic choice for John Doe No. 1, who'd gone rogue Thursday with a statement asking those in the court of public opinion to stop the madness, please, and let a court of law pass judgment. She did, however, keep the new-client news relatively low key. “We are in the process of conferring with him regarding the next steps, which he may wish to take,” Allred said in a statement to People announcing she would be representing the masseur.
May 15, 2012 |
John Travolta saw life get one John Doe easier Tuesday when the man who first accused him of sexual battery dropped out of the federal lawsuit he'd filed against the actor. John Doe No. 1, a masseur, had in graphic detail accused Travolta of sexual battery and more in a civil suit filed May 4. Things got complicated, however, when evidence piled up the following week indicating the actor had been in New York the day his accuser alleged he committing sexual harassment in Beverly Hills Attorney Okorie Okorocha, who said Friday that he was no longer representing John Doe No. 1, filed the notice of dismissal without prejudice Tuesday.
May 14, 2012 |
In the unfolding scandal involving accusations against John Travolta, last week's salacious sexual-misconduct allegations had given way Monday to a boatload of I-said-he-said, heck-no-I-never-said, and let-me-clarify-what-you-think-I-said minutiae. Fabian Zanzi, the cruise-ship crew member who last month accused Travolta of inappropriate sexual behavior on the high seas, has spoken up again - this time in English - repeating allegations that while he was on the job several years ago, the actor asked him for a massage and a chat, then disrobed, gave him a naked hug and offered $12,000 in exchange for sex. After reporting the 2009 incident to his Royal Caribbean supervisors, Zanzi received a written warning for fraternizing with a passenger, according to personnel papers obtained by TMZ. The document noted that the VIP attendant's self-reporting had been considered as a mitigating factor in determining disciplinary action.
May 10, 2012 |
Evidence suggesting John Travolta was in New York at the time he is accused of committing sexual battery against a massage therapist in Los Angeles continued to build Thursday, with private flight-tracking information being offered in the actor's defense and a costume designer vouching for his whereabouts. Early Thursday, flight information showing the actor's plane leaving L.A. the evening of April 15 and arriving at a New York airport around 4 a.m. local time was published by TMZ, which had previously posted photos and a dinner receipt provided to several outlets by Travolta's legal team that also indicated he was on the East Coast on the date the assault is alleged to have occurred.
May 7, 2012 |
Actor John Travolta has been hit with a sexual battery and assault lawsuit by an unidentified masseur. The massage therapist, identified in documents as John Doe, claims that Travolta responded to an advertisement for his services in mid-January. He alleges that their subsequent session was a nightmare of unwanted advances, touches and bizarre declarations about sexual favors in Hollywood. Travolta's representative has declared the suit to be nonsense. "This lawsuit is a complete fiction and fabrication.
April 27, 2012 |
Time magazine once dubbed it one of the 1 0 most memorable state-dinner moments : Princess Diana in a "midnight blue velvet gown and sapphire and diamond choker" dancing with John Travolta at a gala dinner at the White House in 1985. For the first time, Diana fans can have their photo taken with the stunning halter-top gown dubbed the "Travolta dress" at the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh, N.C., through Sunday. It's part of "Diana, the People's Princess," a touring exhibition that includes five gowns and other memorabilia about the royal who died in 1997.
January 5, 2012 |
From New Orleans — The legend of AJ McCarron has only just begun in Alabama football. You can't be a legend, even when you are playing quarterback for one of the storied programs in the sport, if everybody sees your job as putting a few points on the board between spectacular plays by your defense. You can't be a legend if you direct your team to a total of six points in your biggest game of the year, the 9-6 overtime loss to Louisiana State on Nov. 5. You can't be a legend if your coach says it might be best for a first-year-starting quarterback to be shielded from the media all season during the week, and you agree.
December 28, 2011 |
Greg Donoghue grew up around film sets. His father worked as a film publicist in Europe and his uncle is Pierre Spengler, a producer of the "Superman" movies. But the 30-year-old had never seriously considered a career in the movie industry until he got a chance to direct his own short film called "Sunshine Manor," a love story about the relationship between a nursing home patient and her doctor. "It takes a lot of patience, and time is your worst enemy," Donoghue said of his directorial debut.