May 8. In response to the allegations that Travolta was propositioning the masseur for gay sex, attorneys for the defense attacked the accusations as "baseless, ridiculous, and opportunistic." John Doe No. 1's withdrawal of his complaint, Travolta's representatives say, vindicates the actor and Scientology.
Although Doe No. 1's motives for dropping the suit are unclear -- he maintains the veracity of his account, and his attorney refuses to comment -- those close to Doe No. 1 note that he came into about $2 million this week unexpectedly. A family friend said: "It was never really about the money for [John], it was about exposing a villain. The dollar amount was fixed to cover his therapy and court costs. But you know how it is with celebrities -- they're always going to walk away unscathed. And now that [John] has won this sweepstakes or whatever, he can afford to take care of his mental recovery without the additional stress of a trial."
Neighbors verified that on Monday two well-dressed men arrived in front of Doe No. 1's house in a corporate van from Bridge Publications.
"It was like Publishers Clearinghouse, I suspect," a woman who lives next door explained. "These cheerful, nice looking fellows from the publishing company showed up at [John's] house with some books in their hands and a large satchel. From what I could see, the literature had something to do with dialectics or dynasties or something like that. In any case, they spoke for a while, shook hands, and then the men drove away. Next day, I find out [John] had won a couple million bucks in some giveaway from Bridge Publications. Good for him, for all the things that poor man had to endure with that godawful actor from 'Battlefield Earth.'"
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