John Travolta denies sexual assault charges

By Gabriele J. Dow,

John Travolta was sued Friday by an unnamed masseur for allegedly committing sexual assault towards the man, who was hired simply to massage the award-winning actor.

Travolta, 58, denied all claims by the man through his representative.

In a statement to People, Travolta said: "This lawsuit is a complete fiction and fabrication. 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. It is for that reason that the plaintiff hasn't been identified with a name even though it is required to do so."

The man who filed the lawsuit is indeed listed as John Doe in the official file, as he refuses to give his name.

"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," Travolta’s statement says.

According to TMZ, the plaintiff alleges that he and Travolta conducted their business at the Beverly Hills Hotel last January, but in the course of that, Travolta began rubbing the masseur’s leg while receiving the massage, eventually touching his scrotum and the shaft of his penis.

The suit claims that Travolta says that he got to be who he is now as a result of “sexual favors he had performed when he was in his 'Welcome Back Kotter' days,” saying that "Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors in return for sexual activity."



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