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First Masseur to Sue John Travolta Drops Case

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The case of John Travolta and his multiple massage manhandlings is quickly falling apart. According to People, a masseur who accused Travolta of trying to have sex with him during a rubdown at the Beverly Hills Hotel -- the accusation that launched the shitstorm of other, similar accusations -- has decided to drop out of a lawsuit against the "Saturday Night Fever" star.

John Doe Number One, as he's being referred to, initially suggested that Travolta had grabbed the masseur's junk and then masturbated during a massage in January. But Travolta's attorney has repeatedly insisted that nothing happened, and evidence has been piling up that Travolta was actually in New York at the time of the alleged molestation.

On Friday, John Doe Number One's lawyer dropped the case, and today, Doe officially dropped out of the suit.

Meanwhile, according to the LA Times, a cruise employee who accused Travolta of offering to pay him for sex reportedly told his managers about breaking cruise rules to give the actor a neck massage but did not tell them about the alleged proposition, and a guy who said that Travolta was banned from a spa for getting frisky with massage therapists is now saying he was misquoted.

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In the meantime, though, another masseur has accused Travolta of similar come-ons during an April appointment, and is still suing the actor.

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