One of the two male masseurs who have claimed actor John Travolta had sexually assaulted them has withdrawn his legal action.
The unidentified man had claimed that John Travolta, 58, groped him during a massage session in Beverly Hills in January.
A second masseur who claims John Travolta made similar advances later that month in Atlanta is to press ahead with his case, according to his lawyer.
The actor’s lawyer said the star had been “completely vindicated” by the dismissal of the first complaint.
One of the two male masseurs who have claimed actor John Travolta had sexually assaulted them has withdrawn his legal action
In a statement, Marty Singer said he expected his client to “similarly be vindicated” with regards to the second claimant, referred to in documents as John Doe No 2.
Okorie Okorocha, the attorney for both claimants, attributed the first masseur’s decision not to proceed to disagreements over how to handle the case.
“Let’s just say we had differences in opinion of how to handle the case and decided to part ways,” Okorie Okorocha told People magazine.
The notice of dismissal was filed on Tuesday at the US District Court in Los Angeles.
John Travolta was Oscar-nominated for his roles in Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction and has been married to actress Kelly Preston since 1991.
Actor John Travolta faces new allegations of sexual assault after a second male masseur joined the $2 million legal action against him.
In amended court documents filed on Tuesday, the unidentified man claimed John Travolta, 58, tried to initiate sex at a hotel in Atlanta on 28 January.
The new accusation follows allegations that he sexually assaulted a masseur at the Beverly Hills Hotel on 16 January.
Actor John Travolta faces new allegations of sexual assault after a second male masseur joined the $2 million legal action against him
John Travolta’s lawyer called the new claim “just as ridiculous as the first one”.
“Our client will be fully vindicated in court on both of these absurd and fictional claims,” said attorney Martin Singer.
The second man, a resident of Georgia, was referred to in court documents as John Doe No. 2. He claimed that John Travolta rubbed his legs, touched his genitals and tried to initiate sex during a private appointment.
His claims echoed those of the first masseur, referred to as John Doe, who accused John Travolta of exposing himself and groping him.
Both legal actions were filed by Okorie Okorocha, a lawyer based in Pasadena just outside Los Angeles, and have been dismissed as “fabricated” by John Travolta’s legal representatives.
Best known for his roles in Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction, John Travolta has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991.