Actor John Travolta has been hit with 2 sexual harassment lawsuits by 2 different masseurs in Beverly Hills, California, Radar Online reports.
According to Radar Online, first masseur is suing the actor for "assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress."
The masseur claims that on January 16, Travolta picked him up in a black Lexus SUV and the 2 drove to the Beverly Hills hotel for Travolta's massage which took place in a private bungalow. The lawsuit claims that "Travolta appeared to be semi-erect." The suit goes on to claim that "Travolta touched the plaintiff's scrotum" and that he told the actor to "please not touch him again." Travolta promised not to, but then tried to "rub the head of the plaintiff's penis as he tried to pull away."
The document also states that Travolta apologized for his actions, and told the masseur their "signals must have been crossed" and that Travolta thought the plaintiff wanted what he did. The plaintiff then explained that doing anything sexual with Travolta would be the same as prostitution, but Travolta was persistent saying, "Come on, dude. I'll jerk you off." The Radar Online reports.
According to the Huffington Post, Travolta told the masseur "he got where he is now due to sexual favors he performed" when he was on the show "Welcome Back Kotter." The lawsuit also claims that Travolta said "Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors in return for sexual activity."
According to E! Online, a rep for Travolta called the claim a "baseless lie."
In a statement, the rep says that the lawsuit against Travolta is "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. ..on that date when the plaintiff claims John met him, John was not in California, and it can be proven that he was on the east coast. The plaintiff's attorney has filed this suit to try and get his 15 minutes of fame. John intends to get this suit thrown out, and then he will sue the attorney and plaintiff for malicious prosecution."
On Tuesday, another male masseur came forward with a similar suit against Mr. Travolta, The Telegraph reports.
Both men are being represented by Okorie Okorocha and are suing for $2 million.
The second masseur claims to have "substantial documentation and numerous witnesses regarding the substance of Travolta's actions," Radar Online reports.
The suit alleges that on January 28, during a massage in Atlanta, Georgia, the "Grease" star removed his sheet and "asked for his buttocks to be massaged, " Fox News reports. He then opened his legs and appeared to be erect.
The actor then tried to force the masseur to put his hand on Travolta's scrotum, Radar Online reports. Travolta was erect, but still wanted his abdominals massaged, refusing to put a blanket or sheet back on. He began masturbating and the plaintiff said he had to leave, the lawsuit states.
TMZ reports that Travolta's attorney Marty Singer has released a statement saying that the second masseur is also lying.
Singer calls the allegations "absurd and fictional" and says they're "just as fabricated" as the claims in the first suit by John Doe #1, which was filed May 4.
Travolta has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991, but has battled rumors surrounding his sexuality for years.