John Travolta blasts sexual assault suit, says he'll sue plaintiff *update on another charge*
John Travolta is being sued by a male masseur who claims the actor tried to have sex with him during a massage session -- but the "Pulp Fiction" star's rep labeled the claims "complete fiction" and threatened legal action in response.
Court documents filed in Los Angeles claim Travolta, 58, touched the unnamed plaintiff's genitals, propositioned him and touched himself lewdly.
The lawsuit claims Travolta booked the massage from an online advertisement and offered to pick the man up in his black Lexus SUV. The pair then drove to the Beverly Hills Hotel before continuing on to the actor's personal bungalow.
Travolta allegedly stripped naked in front of the masseur before beginning the massage. After about an hour Travolta allegedly rubbed the man's leg and touched his genitals.
The plaintiff said he told Travolta he would not have sex with him but claims the "Saturday Night Fever" star responded by offering to perform a sexual act.
The lawsuit goes on to say that Travolta subsequently masturbated and told the masseur that his Hollywood career could only progress "due to sexual favors."
"None of the events claimed in the suit ever occurred"
- John Travolta's rep
The masseur is seeking $2 million plus punitive damages.
Travolta's rep said in a statement to E! News that the claims were a lie and the "Grease" star was on the East Coast on the day the incident allegedly occurred.
A second male therapist, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Travolta at an Atlanta hotel on January 25, was added to the lawsuit Tuesday.
Louis D. Brandeis