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A federal lawsuit against John Travolta was dismissed in court last week when the plaintiff dropped out because there was confusion regarding the date when the incident occurred. Then, the second plaintiff in the case fired his lawyer, Okorie Okorocha, and hired Gloria Allred instead. The lawsuit accused Travolta of groping two male masseurs at different hotels in Los Angeles and Atlanta this past January. The allegations have been denied by the lawyer for Travolta, Martin Singer. Allred is now the attorney for both of the plaintiffs in the case and she has said that she is considering filing the lawsuit against Travolta again in a different court. Allred has denied that she solicited her clients, instead claiming they contacted her about her services.

“She’s either calling her client a liar or she’s lying,” Okorocha said, who filed the lawsuit on Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Okorocha claims that Allred unethically and illegally solicited the second plaintiff, who is known as John Doe #2.

  
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“The solicitations included asking John Doe No. 2 ‘Are you happy with your representation?'” the suit said. A piece of evidence attached to the lawsuit shows a screenshot of a text message exchange with John Doe #2 only two days prior to the client firing Okorocha and hiring Allred.

“Do you have the number Gloria Allred called from?” the screenshot showed. “I will check my caller ID. It was on my home phone,” the client replied.

“She ain’t been in a courtroom in 20 years. Just doing stupid ass press conference side shows,” Okorocha wrote in reply.

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Okorocha spoke with CNN just two days prior to being fired by John Doe #2, saying that he thought Allred was soliciting his client. Allred immediately denied the claim that day.

“That is completely false,” Allred said. “I have never done that and do not have any idea who John Doe 2 is.”



Okorocha said he received a call just two days later telling him he was fired by John Doe #2.

“We believe that the lawsuit should be filed in another court and, therefore, the lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice,” Allred said. “We will be conferring with our client regarding what will happen next in this case.”

The lawsuit filed by Okorocha claims that Allred intentionally interfered with contractual relations, intentionally interfered with prospective economic relations and unfair business practices.

“I get the case to national prominence and then someone who only does press conferences and sideshows, and doesn’t actually go to court or do trials, just steps in and says, ‘I’ll take the clients,'” Okorocha said during the interview with CNN.

The claims by Okorocha were described by Allred as ‘false, outrageous and defamatory.’ Allred also asked for a detraction.

“Because both John Doe #1 and John Doe #2 contacted us,” she said. “As have all of our thousands of clients in the 27 years that I have been practicing law. And we have great confidence that we will obtain a judgment against him for defamation.”



 

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