By Jen Heger – Radar Assistant Managing Editor
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.
Both masseurs are now being represented by Allred.
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.”
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.”
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.”