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John Travolta accuser drops claim

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A MAN who filed sexual battery charges against John Travolta has filed papers to dismiss the case.

The masseur - who has been named only as John Doe #1 - had originally accused the actor of assaulting him on January 16 at the Beverly Hills hotel but made an application in California yesterday morning (15.05.12) to have the lawsuit dismissed.

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John feels ''completely vindicated'' after the sexual battery charges against him were dropped.

The 'Pulp Fiction' star had vehemently denied allegations against him made by two masseurs and, after the first complainant applied to have the charges he filed dismissed, the actor is expecting his second accuser to follow suit.

John's lawyer, Marty Singer, told TMZ: ''My client is completely vindicated by Doe #1 dropping his claims and dismissing his lawsuit.

''We fully expect that my client will similarly be vindicated with respect to Doe #2, as well as with respect to any other person who makes meritless claims against John Travolta.''

Despite Mr. Singer's comments, the second man's lawyer Okorie Okorocha - who had dropped the first masseur as a client when he claimed he had the date of the alleged assault wrong after Travolta was able to prove he was elsewhere - has said his client has no intention of dropping his allegations.

Acting for John Doe #2, Okorie Okorocha said: ''Believe me, he's not going anywhere. He was really traumatised by this.

''He went to the doctor for anxiety. This is somebody in the south, not Beverly Hills.

"When a brother is going to the doctor for anxiety, it has to be pretty bad.''

John's lawyer has denied the allegations against him, including the claims of a third man, Chilean-born Fabian Zanzi who alleged the actor ''hugged'' him, asked for a massage and offered him $12,000 for sex while Fabian was working on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship in 2009.

Fabian - who was in charge of taking care of VIP guests on the boat - says he refused John's offer.

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