The identity of John Truesdale, 40, an Atlanta, Ga., massage therapist, was revealed Saturday by the New York Daily News, whose reporters tracked down the burly, 250-pound employee of the boutique hotel Mandarin Oriental.
“I thought I was supposed to be anonymous,” Truesdale was quoted as saying as he posed for a photograph near his Smyrna, Ga., home. Truesdale, a former high school football player and onetime U.S. Army medic, is a certified nail technician, a licensed massage therapist and a married father, the Daily News reports. “I can’t talk about [the case],” he told the paper.
In his initial lawsuit, Truesdale claimed Travolta sexually assaulted him in the actor’s hotel room “on or about” Jan. 28.
“I can confirm that we do represent Mr. Truesdale, and that we have great confidence in him,” his lawyer Gloria Allred said in a statement released Saturday. “We are conferring with him regarding the next course of action in this matter. Neither our client nor our law firm have any other comment at this time.”
Damn. So Gloria Allred’s all up in this business, now, huh? And hitting on a married 250-lb. former Army guy? I can tell you one thing—John Travolta‘s got some big old balls, and that’s not, you know, anything I personally happened to hear or anything from any male masseurs. I’m sure it’s probably true, because if you’re willing to stick your ass up in the air and wave your anus around like a leftover piece of knockwurst, then you probably have it—GUTS. Or ANUS. Whatever.