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Actor John Travolta accused of sexually harassing masseur

Actor John Travolta accused of sexually harassing masseur

Post ID: 34381 | POSTED ON: May 09, 2012
 
 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA  — Academy Award-nominated actor John Travolta was sued on Tuesday after a sexual battery complaint was issued by a masseur in Atlanta, Georgia, the second in less than a week.

A masseur, whose identity was not released, alleges that he was hired to give Travolta a massage at his hotel room on the fifteenth floor of an Atlanta hotel on January 28 when he was sexually harassed.

According to the complaint, Travolta began by removing the entire sheet from his body because they "were sticky and [he] could not tolerate the heat.” The actor then allegedly asked for his buttocks to be massaged, and while the masseur massaged near the area, Travolta allegedly “would open his legs and spread his butt cheeks open and had a full erection and would maneuver in a way to try to force [the plaintiff] to touch his anus and around his anus."

Attorney Okorie Okorocha, who is representing both plaintiffs, filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles charging Travolta with sexual harassment in addition to the initial charges of sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The first complaint refers to an alleged incident on January 16 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. According to the documents, at one point, Travolta removed his draping and was fully erect when he began masturbating.

In a statement, Travolta's rep had previously stated that the lawsuit is "a complete fiction and fabrication. None of the events claimed in the suit ever occurred."

Furthermore, the rep stated that Travolta was not in California on that date and could easily prove he was on the East Coast. "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," the statement said.

"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," the rep added.

Travolta, 58, from Englewood, New Jersey, is married to actress Kelly Prestom and had three children with her. Their oldest son Jett died in 2009 from a seizure during a vacation trip to the Bahamas.

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