Gloria Allred isn't one to let any statement she finds questionable go unaddressed.
Okorie Okorocha, who filed suit on behalf of John Does No. 1 and No. 2 and then filed dismissal papers on behalf of John Doe No. 1, told CNN today that Allred pursued his clients while he was still the attorney of record.
Not so, declares Allred.
"Mr. Okorocha's representations are false, outrageous and defamatory," she said Thursday in a statement obtained by E! News. "Both clients first called me and asked me to represent them. I have been practicing law for the past 37 years and I have not and do not solicit clients."
"Clients come to me," Allred continued. "John Doe 1 and John Doe 2 called me without my having any contact with them whatsoever prior to their phone calls. I demand an immediate retraction by Mr. Okorocha of his false statements. I value my reputation and will defend it vigorously both publicly and in court."
Okorocha doesn't seem to be winning many friends since taking the cases of two masseurs who have alleged that Travolta exposed himself and tried to feel them up during massage appointments in Beverly Hills and Atlanta.
Travolta's attorney, Marty Singer, called the claims "absurd and ridiculous" and vowed to countersue on behalf of the actor.
Okorocha, in defending his experience and accomplishments as an attorney, told Splash News that he was confident the two men would "get the justice they were looking for."
Allred said earlier today that she believed both complaints should be refiled and that John Doe No. 2's lawsuit has also been dismissed without prejudice, meaning he can sue again with the same allegations.
—Additional reporting by Baker Machado