Two more accuse Travolta of sexual misconduct
Two more men have stepped forward to accuse John Travolta of sexual assault on Thursday — the latest in a line of masseurs claiming randy faceoffs with the movie star.entertainment Updated: May 18, 2012 14:47 IST
Two more men have stepped forward to accuse John Travolta of sexual assault on Thursday — the latest in a line of masseurs claiming randy faceoffs with the movie star.
One says he was groped by Travolta while performing a massage at the Eden Roc resort in Miami in 2000, while the other said the Pulp Fiction star grabbed his crotch at the Westin Seattle following a Qantas event in 2000, the New York Daily News reported.
Both men contacted lawyer Okorie Okorocha after he filed a 2-million-dollar federal lawsuit on behalf of two other masseurs accusing Travolta of sexual shenanigans.
Those masseurs have since withdrawn their claims and hired high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred.
“Hearing about all the cases now, I regret not saying something sooner,” Jeff, the former Eden Roc masseur, told the Daily News.
The 46-year-old described his alleged run-in with Travolta on the condition his last name be withheld.
He said Travolta requested extra work on his inner thighs during the massage.
“He was putting his hands where he wanted me to work and kind of grinding on the table,” Jeff claimed Thursday.
“At one point, he actually pulled my hand between his legs, up to his scrotum.”
Jeff said he pulled back and accepted the actor’s apology.
“I started working on his other leg, and it all started back up again. He started putting his butt up in the air. I was just trying to do whatever I could to distract him, but he started getting aggressive and grabbed my hand again.”
Jeff claimed Travolta started masturbating toward the end of the massage and tried to reassure him, “‘It’s okay, you can do it. No one’s going to know’.”
The masseur said that he bolted from the room the instant the hour-long session was over — and received a paltry 20-dollar tip.
The Seattle accuser said Travolta cornered him in a two-story Westin suite as he mopped up the bar all alone.
“He came up right behind me and grabbed my a--,” the former catering staffer, 48, said.
“I turned around and saw that his penis was out of his pants.”
The incident ended when the worker spurned the advance. Travolta allegedly tossed 10 100-dollar bills on the counter, the accuser claimed.
Travolta’s lawyer Marty Singer rebuked the claims by both men, saying it was “evident” they are not “reliable sources.” And he insisted Travolta did not pay any hush money to get the federal cases dropped.
“Not one penny has been paid, nor do we have any intention to pay any money for these ridiculous and false claims,” Singer said.