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Well, that's one down.

Things are finally starting to go John Travolta's way, as E! News has confirmed that John Doe No. 1, the floodgate-opening anonymous masseur who alleged that the actor sexually assaulted him, has officially moved to dismiss his case against the movie star.

Why the change of heart?

There's no explanation so far, though E! News has obtained the notice of dismissal, which was filed today in U.S. District Court. 

The accuser set off a firestorm of headlines and subsequent accusers, but drew criticism early on both for his extremely graphic filing and for contradicting his story.

While the man's graphic accusations stated that his alleged assault at the hands of the actor took place on Jan. 16, his credibility seemed to be a lost cause not long after, when he released a personal statement admitting that he might've gotten the dates confused in his legal filing and that the alleged incident might not have taken place at the time he stated.

Meanwhile, it's not all clear skies ahead for Travolta: Though attorney Okorie Okorocha has dismissed the original accuser as a client, the filing makes no mention of the second John Doe, a masseur from Atlanta whom Okorocha will presumably continue to represent in his case.

He is seeking $2 million for the actor's alleged inappropriate behavior during a similar massage session. For his part, Travolta's attorney, Marty Singer, has vehemently denied the accusations.

"My client is completely vindicated by Doe No. 1 droping his claims and dismissing his lawsuit," Singer said in a statement today. "We fully expect that my client will similarly be vindicated with respect to Doe No. 2, as well as with respect to any other person who makes meritless claims against John Travolta."

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