The unnamed masseur is reportedly seeking $2 million plus punitive damages after Travolta is said to have “began rubbing the masseur’s leg, touched his scrotum and the shaft of his penis” after having stripped naked during an appointment, according to TMZ.
Despite denying being gay, friend of Travolta, Carrie Fisher said in 2010, “I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don’t care. Look, I’m sorry he’s uncomfortable with it, that’s all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss.”
In his current lawsuit, it’s claimed that not only did Travolta allegedly try to have sex with the masseur, but he is also said to have told the plantiff, identified only as “John Doe”, that he “got where he is now due to sexual favors he had performed when he was in his ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ days,” and that “Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors in return for sexual activity.”
Travolta, who is married to actress Kelly Preston, is said to have apologised to the masseur for his behavior but alleges he later suggested he and the masseur team up to have sex with “a Hollywood starlet in the building that wanted to have three-way sex and to be double penetrated.”
A spokesman for John Travolta has said claims by an unidentified masseur that the actor assaulted him sexually during a massage in January are “baseless.”
“John intends to get this case thrown out, then he will sue the attorney and plaintiff for malicious prosecution.”