Second masseur accuses John Travolta of sexual battery

LOS ANGELES Tue May 8, 2012 10:06pm EDT

Actor John Travolta speaks during a news conference to announce the film ''Gotti:Three Generations'' in New York April 12, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Actor John Travolta speaks during a news conference to announce the film ''Gotti:Three Generations'' in New York April 12, 2011.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A second unidentified masseur has joined a $2 million lawsuit against John Travolta claiming the actor sexually assaulted the men in two separate incidents during private massages, according to amended court documents filed on Tuesday.

The second unnamed man, a resident of Georgia referred to as John Doe No. 2 in court papers obtained by Reuters, claimed that Travolta rubbed his legs, touched his genitals and tried to initiate sex at a private appointment at the actor's room inside an Atlanta hotel on January 28.

The allegations echo those of John Doe No. 1, a resident of Texas, who filed the initial complaint late last week and accused Travolta of sexually assaulting him during a private massage at the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 16.

"This second 'anonymous' claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one," said attorney Martin Singer, who represents the Hollywood actor.

"Our client will be fully vindicated in court on both of these absurd and fictional claims."

Travolta's spokesman has called the lawsuit "complete fiction and fabrication."

The plaintiff's attorney, Pasadena, California-based Okorie Okorocha, told Reuters that since the initial complaint was filed last week, he has had many more potential victims come forward with similar complaints.

"I will file for every single victim. Mr. Travolta has been able to evade justice, and he's going to challenge it with me. but I'm not afraid ... I'll stand up to him," said Okorocha.

He said that the men did not go to the police because they did not think the police would believe them.

Travolta, 58, rose to fame in the 1970s on the television sitcom "Welcome Back Kotter," then became a movie star with hits such as "Saturday Night Fever," "Grease," and later, "Pulp Fiction." He has been nominated for two Academy Awards and has been married to wife Kelly Preston since 1991.

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Comments (9)
BillEK wrote:
I’m just impressed he can still get it up at his age, the old horn dog. But really, I’m not surprised and I don’t care if he is straight or bi. But Mr Travolta, “No” does mean “No” if the stories are true. I do find it very hard to believe that he couldn’t find a discreet gay masseuse who would take care of his “business”. So that does kinda tell me these claims may not be true. I guess the truth will come out in time.

May 08, 2012 10:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MickyMicado wrote:
Gay people have known for years that John Travolta and Tom Cruise are closeted gay guys, no big surprise and they and their attorneys aren’t fooling anyone except the general public.
The sad part is they go thru extensive law cases suing these guys that are only telling the truth and what really happens is they pay them off to shut up and the guy who gets sewed never pays a thing, it’s all for show, sad that these actors feel the need or even have to hide who they really are.

May 08, 2012 10:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DJ64 wrote:
i do not believe these accusations,,it’s just more people trying to get money

May 08, 2012 10:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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