John Travolta 'abused male masseurs'

Wed, May 9, 2012, 01:00

A second unidentified male masseur has joined a $2 million lawsuit against John Travolta claiming the actor sexually assaulted them in two separate incidents during private massages.

The second unnamed man, a resident of Georgia referred to as John Doe No 2 in court documents filed last night, claimed that Travolta rubbed his legs, touched his genitals and tried to initiate sex at a private appointment at the actor's room inside an Atlanta hotel on January 28th.

The allegations echo those of John Doe No 1, a resident of Texas, who filed the initial complaint late last week and accused Travolta of sexually assaulting him during a private massage at the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 16th.

"This second 'anonymous' claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one," said attorney Martin Singer, who represents the Hollywood actor. "Our client will be fully vindicated in court on both of these absurd and fictional claims."

Travolta's spokesman has called the lawsuit "complete fiction and fabrication".

The first plaintiff's lawyer Okorie Okorocha said that since the initial complaint was filed last week, he has had many more potential victims come forward with similar complaints.

"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 Mr Okorocha, who is based in Pasadena, California.

He said that the men did not go to the police because they did not think they would believe them.

Travolta (58), a Scientologist, has starred in such hit films as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction.

He has been nominated for two Academy Awards and has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991.

Reuters