Travolta denies second masseur's sex claim

John Travolta says claims he hit on a massage therapist are a lie. Photo / Supplied
John Travolta says claims he hit on a massage therapist are a lie. Photo / Supplied

John Travolta is reportedly being sued by a second male masseur for sexual harassment - allegations that the actor has denied.

The Pulp Fiction actor has been accused of sexual harassment by an anonymous masseur - a claim John vehemently denies and has described as "baseless".

Another alleged victim, who is said to be represented by the same lawyer as the first accuser, is seeking the same amount of money - US$2 million in damages.

According to RadarOnline, the second accuser claims to have "substantial documentation and numerous witnesses regarding the substance of Travolta's actions".

But the 58-year-old star's representative fully denies the initial sexual battery lawsuit and has described the masseur's allegations as "complete fiction and fabrication" as well as claiming he can prove Travolta was not present in Los Angeles on January 16, the date of the alleged incident.

The spokesperson said in a statement: "This lawsuit is a complete fiction and fabrication. None of the events claimed in the suit ever occurred. The plaintiff, who refuses to give their name, knows that the suit is a baseless lie. It is for that reason that the plaintiff hasn't been identified with a name, even though it is required to do so.

"On the date when plaintiff claims John met him, John was not in California, and it can be proved that he was on the East Coast. Plaintiff's attorney has filed this suit to try and get his 15 minutes of fame.

"John intends to get this case thrown out, and then he will sue the attorney and Plaintiff for malicious prosecution."

Of the second case, Travolta's lawyer Marty Singer told TMZ.com: "This second 'anonymous' claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one."

Singer also revealed he will take legal action - not only against the claimant, but also the claimant's lawyer - for malicious prosecution.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: "There is a heightened standard for a lawyer suing a celebrity and knowing the media will pick it up. The lawyer can't just rely on the client.

"He needs to do an investigation and has an obligation to do due diligence."

The first lawsuit filed in Los Angeles claims Travolta tried to have sex with the male masseur, whom he had allegedly hired for a US$200-an-hour massage in January.

The Saturday Night Fever actor met the masseur, who was only anonymously identified as "John Doe," in his black Lexus SUV on January 16, according to the legal document published by celebrity news website TMZ.

The actor allegedly took the masseur to a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and was given a normal one-hour massage - but then Travolta offered to give a "reverse massage".

The masseur told Travolta he did not have sex with clients. The 58-year-old actor called him a "loser," but paid him double the hourly rate and left, the document claimed.

- Bang! Showbiz with AFP

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