A new report on Gawker claims that John Travolta’s insurance company paid out more than $84,000 in sexual assault claims last year, but Travolta’s attorney is disputing the report as “outrageous” and “false.”
The website obtained an internal report of insurance claims made against Travolta’s production company, Constellation Productions Inc., allegedly showing four people issued attorney demand letters “alleging sexual assault.”
The most interesting part of the document shows a line item of $80,750 to an unknown claimant on May 15, 2012. This was the same day that John Doe #1, a massage therapist who claimed Travolta tried to have sex with him, dropped his lawsuit against the Grease star.
RumorFix reached out to John Doe #1’s attorney, Gloria Allred, who declined comment.
But, John’s attorney, Marty Singer, had a lot to say about the accusations.
“Gawker’s outrageous false story claims that a purported insurance document supposedly shows that $84,500 was paid out in sexual assault settlements, but that alleged document does not show that a single penny was paid for settlements,” Marty Singer tells RumorFix.
“The document (which has not been shown to be authentic) shows costs and expenses incurred, consistent with legal fees being paid in connection with the defense of lawsuits that were filed. Gawker’s reckless publication of this absurd story has once again shown that the website is more concerned about page clicks than accuracy,” Singer adds.