Flight records may show that John Travolta’s jet landed in New York on January 16, 2012, but one of the masseurs accusing the actor of sexual assault in Beverly Hills on that day is standing by his story — we think — in a long, rambling statement to RadarOnline.
Below are excerpts from the statement John Doe No. 1 released to the website:
“As the unidentified masseur in the John Travolta case I have an opinion that I wanted to share.
I don’t think anyone should form any opinion about Mr. Travolta, his family, his council, myself, John Doe #2, and our counsel. Instead, I would urge everyone to understand that guilt or innocence in our Justice System is decided by our court system.
Too often these matters are decided by swaying public opinion through elements that would never be considered in an actual court case.
For instance, a photograph, a restaurant receipt, testimony, and other things that may or may not constitute proof have strict guidelines that must be followed. A fine example is the amazing number of guilty people that escape their crimes due to the mishandling of evidence. Is it disappointing, of course it is, but it is a price we must pay in order to have a justice system that runs in a constitutional manner.
Despite the circus that celebrity matters seem to spiral into, we should grant all parties involved a wait-and-see attitude, and wait for either the official decision of a judge and jury, or the possibility of a dignified discussion between people who are not pit bulls, or aces, or anything, but are actually officers of the court (lawyers) who have sworn an oath to protect the justice system from losing its blind lady of justice with scales and replacing her with the days of Salem Witch Hunts.
Even though Mr. Travolta and his counsel are on opposing sides in this matter, I do wish them good health, happiness, and want them to be judged with absolute fairness as our great nation affords all citizens regardless of their wealth or station.”
Meanwhile, TMZ reports that flight records show Travolta’s jet took off from Los Angeles International Airport at 8:21 p.m. on January 15, 2012, and landed at 3:59 a.m. the next day in Westchester County, N.Y. John Doe No. 1’s lawyer claims his client’s appointment with Travolta took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 10 a.m. on January 16.
Who do you believe: Travolta or the masseur?