John Travolta Sued for Assault and Sexual Battery; Calls Suit "Complete Fiction"

John Travolta  | Photo Credits: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic
John Travolta | Photo Credits: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic

John Travolta has been sued for assault and sexual battery by a masseur who claims that the actor tried to have sex with him after hiring him for a massage, E! News reports.

The lawsuit, filed in Federal Court and obtained by the website, says that Travolta stripped down in front of the masseur and then touched the plantiff's genitals.

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The Grease star, 58, allegedly apologized for his behavior, but then suggested that he and the masseur have sex with a "Hollywood starlet in the building that wanted to have three-way sex," the suit claims. The man also alleges that Travolta told him that he "got where he is now due to sexual favors he had performed when he was in his Welcome Back, Kotter days."

In the end, the plantiff says that he asked to be dropped off where he was picked up and received $800 — double his normal fee. The plaintiff, referred to only as "John Doe" in the suit, is seeking $2 million in damages and court costs.

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Travolta's reps issued a lengthy denial about the suit, saying that the actor was not in California on the day the incident allegedly took place, but was actually on the East Coast. "This lawsuit is complete fiction and fabrication," Travolta's rep said in a statement. "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... 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."

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