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John Travolta Gay Rumors Fueled By $84,000 Settlement, One Year Later [UPDATE]

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Jul 05, 2013 12:36 PM EDT | Jonathan Lambert

John Travolta

John Travolta wearing a totallyyyyy straight headband. (Photo : Caroline Bonarde Ucci)

John Travolta is no stranger to gay rumors. A year after a string of sexual assault charges and allegations, it was revealed that the Hollywood actor paid an estimated $84,000 settlement to two John Does.

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2012 was not a super great year for John Travolta. Most of it was spent combating claims that the world-famous actor was not a homosexual. He is married, after all, to the beautiful Kelly Preston, with whom he also has children--one of whom tragically (and unexpectedly) passed away in 2009.

Of course, Mr. Travolta should be used to these type of allegations. However, he is probably disappointed in the fact that official documents were posted, which indicate he paid off two men who were suing him for sexual assault.

Gawker, who first obtained the court documents that show Mr. Travolta’s insurance company paid the men, released an in depth timeline of events for the two accusers:

“On Friday, May 4, 2012, an anonymous Beverly Hills masseur filed an uncomfortably graphic federal complaint against Travolta, recounting a private session during which the actor became verbally nasty, grabbed the masseur's scrotum, jerked off, and, at one point, offered to broker a three-way with an unnamed actress—but only if the two men had sex first.

The following Tuesday, May 8, a second plaintiff was added to the original suit by lawyer Okorie Okorocha. John Doe #2, a Georgia-based masseur who would later be outed as John "Casey" Truesdale, accused Travolta of similarly inappropriate behavior during an in-room Atlanta hotel session, including masturbation, repeated insistence on "spreading his butt cheeks," and forcible hugging.

On May 9, Travolta's lawyer Marty Singer furnished proof that his client had not been in California on the date and time of John Doe #1's alleged transaction. The plaintiff insisted the incident still happened, but that he got the date wrong.

On May 15, 2012, Okorocha filed a request to dismiss Doe #1 from the suit."

Just three days later, John Doe #2 filed a motion to dismiss the case completely, claiming that he was hiring another attorney. No motion was ever refiled.

Now...a year after the filings...it’s being rehashed again. Let us know what you think in the comment field below. Is Mr. Travolta being unfairly tarneshed...or is it true that where there is smoke there is fire?

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