By Alexis Tereszcuk
Radar Entertainment Editor
As the number of accusers increases against John Travolta, the first man to claim he suffered from assault, sexual battery and sexual harassment at the hands of the A-list actor has released an exclusive statement to RadarOnline.com.
John Doe #1 filed a lawsuit on Monday against John Travolta, complaining that he was in a room at the Beverly Hills Hotel when the pre-arranged massage turned sexually inappropriate for him.
Travolta’s lawyer, the notorious tough Marty Singer, has vehemently denied the accusations from the start, saying they are “fiction,” and warning John Doe #1 and his lawyer, Okorie Okorocha, that they would be suing them in return.
On Wednesday, Singer exclusively told RadarOnline.com that he have definitive proof, including flight and hotel records, that prove Travolta was not in Los Angeles on January 16, 2012, the day the male masseur claimed the incident happened.
The following statement provided exclusively to RadarOnline.com is from John Doe #1 and is presented here in its entirety.
“As the unidentified masseur in the John Travolta case I have an opinion that I wanted to share.
“I don’t think anyone should form any opinion about Mr. Travolta, his family, his council, myself, John Doe #2, and our counsel. Instead, I would urge everyone to understand that guilt or innocence in our Justice System is decided by our court system. Too often these matters are decided by swaying public opinion through elements that would never be considered in an actual court case.
“For instance, a photograph, a restaurant receipt, testimony, and other things that may or may not constitute proof have strict guidelines that must be followed. A fine example is the amazing number of guilty people that escape their crimes due to the mishandling of evidence. Is it disappointing, of course it is, but it is a price we must pay in order to have a justice system that runs in a constitutional manner.
“In consideration of that, I ask the public to not judge anyone, and allow all parties to work things out in a respectful and dignified manner, and if these matters do go to court than only that final decision past appeals, etc should be considered a definitive statement on ‘guilt’ or ‘innocence’.
“Despite the circus that celebrity matters seem to spiral into, we should grant all parties involved a wait-and-see attitude, and wait for either the official decision of a judge and jury, or the possibility of a dignified discussion between people who are not pit bulls, or aces, or anything, but are actually officers of the court (lawyers) who have sworn an oath to protect the justice system from losing its blind lady of justice with scales and replacing her with the days of Salem Witch Hunts.
“Even though Mr. Travolta and his counsel are on opposing sides in this matter, I do wish them good health, happiness, and want them to be judged with absolute fairness as our great nation affords all citizens regardless of their wealth or station.
“In closing, I want everyone to understand the reason for my statement is not to comment on the case, but to merely remind the world that everyone involved is a human-being we all fall short of the glory, but we all have rights granted by the sacrifices of our forefathers, and in that spirit I ask everyone to not make comedy, or light of this serious matter, and lets all thank god we have the right to even deal with matters like this in a organized and fair system without allowing this to become a circus.”