High-profile attorney Gloria Allred is now set to represent two of the alleged victims to come forward with claims they were sexually harassed by John Travolta.
TMZ reports that Allred is now representing John Doe #2, the second of two anonymous masseurs to charge Travolta with sexual battery and assault, but notes "it's unclear exactly what Allred is doing with him."
The news comes one day after Allred confirmed she'd taken on the case of John Doe #1, who is described in court documents simply as a Texas-based masseur. Late last week, John Doe #1 was dropped by his legal counsel, Los Angeles-based attorney Okorie Okorocha, after the alleged victim revealed he'd gotten the date of his supposed encounter with the "Pulp Fiction" star wrong when filing suit.
As TMZ reported earlier, John Doe #2 -- said to be a masseur at an undisclosed Atlanta-based resort -- followed suit by firing Okorocha, and announcing plans to dismiss the original case. Okorocha, who previously suggested that there were other alleged victims seeking to bring cases against Travolta, is quoted by the site as saying he didn't know why his second client called it quits.
"We believe that the lawsuit should be filed in another court and, therefore, the lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice," Allred is quoted by TMZ as saying. "We will be conferring with our client regarding what will happen next in this case."
Both John Doe #1 and John Doe #2 had reportedly been seeking $2 million in damages.
Unfortunately for Travolta, the Allred news arrives the same day as a National Enquirer report, which claims the actor once tried to perform oral sex on a sleeping Jeff Conaway, his co-star in the 1978 classic "Grease," who died in 2011. (That report is not available online, but has been excerpted by The New York Post).
"Jeff told me that John and Kelly’s marriage was an arrangement," Conaway's former fiancée, Vikki Lizzi, is quoted by the Post as saying. "Jeff said that Kelly knows that John is gay, and that’s why she’s OK with it."
The Enquirer also apparently cites another massage therapist, Luis Gonzalez, who claims to have willingly had sex with Travolta at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Laguna Niguel, Calif. after giving the actor a massage in 1997. "He’s a great kisser,” Gonzalez gushed to the publication. "Travolta may not identify himself as a gay man, but it doesn’t dismiss the fact that he likes sex with men... and he’s experienced at it. I know because I had sex with him, and he loved it."
Meanwhile, Travolta's attorney Marty Singer blasted the fresh round of allegations. "This spate of recklessly published tabloid stories is just part of a malicious tabloid agenda to boost lagging sales by running outrageous defamatory stories about my client sourced by people seeking notoriety or a payday," he told to E! Online.
Allred, of course, is no stranger to high-profile clients. Among those who've sought her legal advice are transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova, who was initially disqualified from the Miss Universe pageant, Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown, Britney Spears' former bodyguard and Scott Peterson's mistress Ambey Frey.
Take a look at some of Allred's best-known cases below:
Jenna Talackova, 2012
Allred fought on behalf of Talackova, the transgender Canadian beauty queen who was disqualified from the Miss Universe pageant, which is owned by Donald Trump's company. "She is female on her driver's license, on her passport, on her birth certificate, and she's recognized in Canada as a woman," Allred said at the time. "She has always thought of herself as a woman."
Alison Fournier, 2011
Fournier, 31, filed a lawsuit against Helsinki's Hotel Kamp after she was allegedly sexually assaulted at the hotel when a drunk man was able to easily obtain a key to her room from the front desk without providing any identification
Cristina Fierro, 2011
In late 2011, Allred announced a civil lawsuit filed by Fierro against football great Lawrence Taylor. Taylor allegedly paid to have sex from Fierro, a child victim of sex trafficking.
Sharon Bialek, 2011
Allred represented Bialek, who accused former Republican presidential contender Herman Cain of making an unwanted sexual advance against her in 1997. At the time, Bialek also said she wants to provide "a face and a voice" to support other accusers who have so far remained anonymous.
Debrahlee Lorenzana, 2010
In 2007, Allred represented Lorenzana, a woman who says she was fired from her banking job after complaining that male colleagues called her curvaceous figure "too attractive" and therefore distracting.
Tiger Woods' First Mistress Rachel Uchitel, 2009
Allred negotiated a $10 million settlement for Tiger Woods' alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel, which went through mere HOURS before Uchitel was going to hold a "tell-all news conference" about the golf star, <a href="http://perezhilton.com/2011-07-18-rachel-uchitel-filing-a-lawsuit-against-gloria-allred-over-tiger-woods-settlement-money#.T7PpSr8iiac" target="_hplink">according to Perez Hilton</a>. However, when Allred <a href="http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2011/07/rachel_uchitel_threatens_lawsu.html" target="_hplink">reportedly counseled</a> Uchitel to return most of the settlement money because she may have violated the confidentiality clause by seeking help (and a paycheck) for her "addiction to love" on "Celebrity Rehab" -- even though she never spoke of Woods specifically -- she hired another lawyer to prepare a malpractice action against Allred
Britney Spears' Former Bodyguard, 2007
In 2007, Allred got involved with the heated battle between pop princess Britney Spears and former husband Kevin Federline when she represented Spears' ex-bodyguard, who testified about conditions at the star's house during custody hearings.
Scary Spice, 2007
In 2007, Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown hired Allred as she sought to legally establish Eddie Murphy as the father of her daughter.
Laura Boyce, 2008
In 2008, Laura Boyce countersued Rob Lowe and his wife for sexual harassment.
Amber Frey, 2004
Allred represented Scott Peterson's mistress Amber Frey as Peterson faced charges of murdering his wife, Laci Rocha Peterson, and unborn son Connor. He was later convicted.
Brittany Ashland, 1997
Allred represented Brittany Ashland. Charlie Sheen eventually pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery against her.
Nicole Brown Simpson's Family, 1997
Allred represented Nicole Brown Simpson's family during the O.J. Simpson trial.