New Travolta accuser comes forward in sex abuse scandal
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 6:28
- Date May 18, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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-- escorted back in session on the docket today more accusations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood star John Travolta.
Yet another new accuser coming forward this time it's a massage therapist in New York.
He joins at least four other men that we know -- including other -- is a ship worker a gym employee.
All of whom claim Travolta and acted grossly inappropriately.
In a manner in which was not invited.
And if that is not enough now comes word of more drama among the attorneys who are representing.
Two of the alleged plane it's.
Who are filing lawsuits and what of those attorneys.
Is Gloria Allred joining me now with the latest and with analysis John spell -- as a former prosecutor now defense attorney and Joey Jackson also former prosecutor now defense attorney.
So now -- John and you've got I don't think five I don't know I mean at least.
Four or five guys it may -- six who are at least telling stories.
I mean if I can tell you the number emails I get from viewers every day who claim they saw Travolta doing something such it's an anonymous verified.
These are all accusations he vehemently denies it at what point is at the saturation point at which -- the lawsuits prevail -- not the man's reputation is ruined.
That's probably already happened -- -- I mean today it's five tomorrow could be 500 and none of them will have merit I stated that the case of another celebrity.
Getting extorted by a budget get rich quick steamers who all I have to.
What group here it's it's a heat that against heat that we will never had any more proof -- that and the damages are ready -- Who's got proof jelly getting -- where's the proof is there ever proof in a situation like this where somebody is allegedly sexually assaulting you.
You know you don't you don't take pictures up -- yelling where's the proof while.
Here's the problem -- making the problem is three things concern me about this one as the number of allegations at what point do you say that every -- lying in every once conspiring against Travolta whether you look at the Atlanta allegation with the -- you look at California.
Allegations that now surfacing Seattle all parts of you know -- the United States that's number one to that's -- province circumstantially say you know what if everyone making it up.
The second thing is the nature of the allegations it tremendously consistent meaning everyone seems to have some type of similarity with the claim concerning his groping concerning these and proper conduct the -- thing -- -- -- -- Meghann is the fact that.
When you add number one and you -- number two together.
Now you look at number three none of the parties are really known to each other -- you don't have the argument that this collusion that they're trying to buttress each other's claims that there's some established biased and so if you look at prove.
You know -- -- what proof in large measure circumstantial evidence and circumstantially with these things taken together the weight of the evidence is -- to suggest that this may have occurred.
-- John Travolta's attorney has come -- he was Martin's singer he's a heavy hitter out there and he has been vehement in his denials he's going after everybody.
Both guns blazing.
Saying they're all liars and in -- after the money.
When you haven't client like John Travolta come -- you and that would you tell me when John Travolta goes to Marty singer and says I got this problem.
What kind of a conversation to those two men half.
They probably have a very honest conversation mega because the first thing his attorneys gonna wanna know is.
Do we quietly settlements or do we not and if John Travolta is adamant that they're just making -- up he's got to take a -- and not write the check that everybody wants them to write quietly so that's the -- the conversation is gonna be completely honest between them whether you're.
Lawyer for John Travolta jelly do you want to know the truth if you're saying heard you say tell me the truth did you do it -- didn't chip.
I always want to know the truth -- -- I can handle the truth they're not a it's a part of a good representation as you look the other party knows what happened so you might as well know what happened to that you could defend against the did not create a faulty foundation.
Anything that's premised on a faulty foundation -- -- so therefore you have to now.
The -- -- point though about writing a check at what point do you stop writing checked it seems like the allegations are endless.
I want to ask you whether.
What what the covers it was likely to have.
How it went -- after the break.
-- so now we get word that that the first two plaintiffs in the case have gone to Gloria all red for representation they admit we hear reportedly -- dumped the first attorney and they've gone to Gloria Joey.
Gloria Allred doesn't try cases she can't but she doesn't generally try them she settles them because she's gears that's Nike -- -- -- -- with her media power.
Which is likely to happen this case not.
I'll absolutely and that's very -- that's a very significant advantage to have because when -- going out in the press and she has that a measure of credibility with our.
Obviously the there's going to be some scare tactic that are going to be used in order to prevent these people from coming forward and saying listen John Travolta did do this and so as a result -- cut me a check.
And let us and it.
Now don't sitting -- don't think he's plaintiffs would have gone to to Travolta's attorney that the ones coming out of the woodwork net or work now John and say OKMR singer.
I got a guy's -- and he's about to come out as well and he's got proof he's got the timeline that works.
I mean is it possible they are already cutting checks and there are more plaintiffs about whom we will never know.
It could that be happening yes but from the stands that John Travolta's attorneys taking I don't think that's likely hit his position is basically you know lot bring -- -- that vote total but that for us.
Is that I've been a neat idea is that just for the media you know I.
I I wanna say no I mean this could be case for John Travolta saying I did not do this I'm not I don't on the reputation Sully and I am going to see Gloria all read in court where we never see our I think that's the this -- -- Joliet.
I'm John -- this is happening to me I think I've come out and I'd say I don't remember the duke case.
You've all been told some fantastic lies there was no hedging it was never ever in any way.
Now Marty singer is suggesting that we have yet to hear from the star -- week.
Exactly but you know we met we may very well here from the stop this two elements here briefly -- in the -- is that Marty singer has to preserve his client's reputation and that's very significant because it goes his future earning potential on the fact that he has a -- and a connection with us right because we wanna go and patronize his movies and believe -- -- -- and the other is the fact that there's a legal issue here that Marty singer has to guard against so I think with those two things combined it's in the interest to let this thing go away and prevent these people from continue to come out the what.
What is it is it if you if we represented doctoral I think we'd all be saying you got it make it go away somehow you to it's it's just so disadvantage.
-- such a disadvantage to have it out there in the media like this -- up Joey thank you both so much.