Oscar-nominated actor John Travolta is being accused of sexual battery by a male masseur. According to a police report obtained by Radar Online, a spa employee claims the Pulp Fiction star harassed him during a late-night massage.
The masseur, who is unnamed and was 21 years old at the time of the incident, claims he met the 63-year-old Scientologist at the LaQuinta Hotel in Palm Springs in 2000. According to the report, the spa was open at 1:30 a.m. specifically for John's use and the masseur was called in. Once there, he was allegedly asked by the actor to focus on his "buttocks" and claims John “kept removing the towel… and exposing his buttocks” during the massage. Following the massage, they went into another room where John was given a "citrus scrub" and the report alleges that John told the young masseur that he was "excited."
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John then asked the masseur to join him in the steam room, where he proceeded to get naked and allegedly offered to give the spa employee a massage. The victim agreed, and claims John "reached under his towel and began to rub his inner thigh.” The masseur felt uncomfortable and left, but not before John asked him “what he would do if he ever had a sexual encounter with another man,” so that he "could have something to fantasize about.”
Following the traumatic incident, the masseur filed a police report. However, according to the officer on the case, the details did "not meet the elements of battery … or sexual battery," and “none of the acts or statements were witness … (and) cannot be corroborated" since the actor had already checked out of the hotel. He was advised to speak with a civil attorney.
Rumors about the Grease star's sexuality — he has been married to actress Kelly Preston since 1991— have been floating around Hollywood for years. In 2012, two John Doe masseurs filed two separate $2 million civil lawsuits against John, claiming sexual harassment. Both had similar stories, and allege that they received unwanted sexual advances from the actor during a massage in a hotel room. His attorney at the time, Marty Singer, released a statement to TMZ saying, “Before the attorney for the two anonymous plaintiffs filed the claim on behalf of the second person who refuses to disclose his identity although required to do so, it is obvious that he checked media reports that my client was in Atlanta working on a movie. However, the claim by Doe #2 is just as fabricated as the claim by Doe #1. Our client will be fully vindicated in court on both of these absurd and fictional claims.”
In 2013, it was also revealed that six people had accused John of sexual assault and made insurance claims against his production company. “According to the document, a ‘loss-run’ report from Chartis Insurance (a name briefly used by an AIG subsidiary in an abandoned rebranding attempt), one small payment was made over a claim from a previously unreported accuser, a Chicago-area sports therapist who worked with the U.S. women's soccer team in 2008," Gawker reported. "The other line-item payout, $80,750, was allotted to the John Doe masseur case [in California].”
John has yet to comment on the latest allegations. The actor joins a long list of celebs who have been accused of sexual misconduct including Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K, Harvey Weinstein, and Ed Westwick.
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