John Travolta Denies Sexual Assault Accusations
Pulp Fiction and Phenomenon actor John Travolta, 58, addressed claims made by an unidentified male massage therapist, referred to here as John Doe, who is suing Travolta for sexual battery and assault, alleging that Travolta made unwanted sexual advances toward him during a massage session.
"This lawsuit is complete fiction and fabrication," a rep for Travolta told Entertainment Weekly 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 …. 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 massage therapist is suing Travolta for $2 million in punitive damages for the alleged two-hour massage session, during which Doe claims Travolta stroked his leg, touched his genitals, and admitted that fame in Hollywood is all dependent upon "sexual favors," according to Fox News.
Travolta and actress Kelly Preston, 49, have been married since 1991. They had three children together — Ella Bleu, Benjamin, and Jett, who tragically died from a seizure in 2009.
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