John Travolta

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'New York' Photos

5/9/2012 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
John Travolta
's people say they have specific information about the photos they say place him in New York City the day he allegedly assaulted a masseur in Beverly Hills, California -- and the information they say proves Travolta was firmly ensconced in the big apple.

According to Travolta's people, the file time stamp shows the picture was taken at 4:30 PM. The second picture was taken at 5:21 PM -- both on January 16, 2012.

We could not confirm whether the times on the files were EST or PST. If it's PST, it would be theoretically possible -- though difficult -- for Travolta to have flown across the country and made the fitting.

Travolta's people tell us ... the pictures were part of a fitting session for his upcoming movie, "Killing Season." 

And Travolta's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells TMZ he has proof his client was not only in NYC on January 16, but he was there the day before as well.