Two un-named masseurs are suing actor John Travolta for millions over claims that he sexually assault them.
The first un-named massage therapist, known only as John Doe, claims that Travolta responded to his ad on 16 January and collected him on a street corner in a limousine strewn with condoms.
He accuses the 58-year-old star of being half erect when he stripped down, trying to remove the towel covering him during the massage, repeatedly touching the masseur’s crotch, masturbating and trying to initiate a sex act.
He also said that when Travolta realised that he would not agree to sexual contact the actor became verbally abusive.
A second man, referred to as John Doe 2, came forward on Tuesday. He made similar claims of Travolta touching him inappropriately, exposing himself and trying to initiate sex during an alleged massage session at an Atlanta hotel on January 28.
Travolta’s lawyer Marty Singer insisted that he can prove that his client was not in the alleged cities on the days of both the alleged incidents.
He also said that he would sue the accusers and the lawyer who is representing them for malicious prosecution.
“This second ‘anonymous’ claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one. Our client will be fully vindicated in court on both of these absurd and fictional claims,” said Singer.
Attorney Okorie Okorocha, who is representing the two masseurs, told Reuters that even more alleged victims have come forward with similar accusations.
“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.
Travolta has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991 and has had three children.
In 2010, Robert Randolph self-published a book titled You’ll Never Spa In This Town Again alleging that Travolta had a secret life in Hollywood’s gay saunas.
Singer called the claims “false and outrageous” and “blatant defamatory lies” and described Randolph as a “patently unreliable source”.
Later that year, author and Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who has known Travolta for decades, said in an interview with the Advocate magazine that everyone in Hollywood “knows” that he is gay.
“Look, I’m sorry that he’s uncomfortable with it, and that’s all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be,” she said.