John Travolta has experienced a pretty tough week in the public spotlight. Earlier we reported that Travolta’s lawyer Marty Singer revealed evidence that the actor wasn’t in Los Angeles during the times specified in the lawsuit. The attorney exclusively told Radar Online that he has flight records and receipts which serve as proof that Travolta is innocent of their allegations.
However, not to be outdone by Singer’s revelations, the man known as John Doe #1 has issued a statement, urging the public and the media to judge everyone involved in the case with “absolute fairness”. Once again, the folks over at Radar Online got their hands on a copy of the statement, excerpts from which have been embedded below.
I don’t think anyone should form any opinion about Mr. Travolta, his family, his council, myself, John Doe #2, and our counsel. Instead, I would urge everyone to understand that guilt or innocence in our Justice System is decided by our court system. Too often these matters are decided by swaying public opinion through elements that would never be considered in an actual court case.
For instance, a photograph, a restaurant receipt, testimony, and other things that may or may not constitute proof have strict guidelines that must be followed. A fine example is the amazing number of guilty people that escape their crimes due to the mishandling of evidence. Is it disappointing, of course it is, but it is a price we must pay in order to have a justice system that runs in a constitutional manner.
In consideration of that, I ask the public to not judge anyone, and allow all parties to work things out in a respectful and dignified manner, and if these matters do go to court than only that final decision past appeals, etc should be considered a definitive statement on ‘guilt’ or ‘innocence’.
If someone doesn’t want publicity to influence an impending court case, why in the world would you release a statement to the public? Strange, that. John Doe #1’s explanation continues:
Despite the circus that celebrity matters seem to spiral into, we should grant all parties involved a wait-and-see attitude, and wait for either the official decision of a judge and jury, or the possibility of a dignified discussion between people who are not pit bulls, or aces, or anything, but are actually officers of the court (lawyers) who have sworn an oath to protect the justice system from losing its blind lady of justice with scales and replacing her with the days of Salem Witch Hunts.
Even though Mr. Travolta and his counsel are on opposing sides in this matter, I do wish them good health, happiness, and want them to be judged with absolute fairness as our great nation affords all citizens regardless of their wealth or station.
John Doe #1 talks a bit more on the subject, but, honestly, I think you get the idea. Let the courts handle the matter, don’t pass judgment until all the facts are in, blah, blah, blah. Interestingly, he does add that he doesn’t want this statement to act as a commentary on the case, though by releasing it to a website like Radar Online, it ultimately does just that.
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