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John Travolta to countersue sexual battery accuser

Hollywood superstar John Travolta is to launch a sexual harassment counter-lawsuit against a man who has accused him of sexual misconduct.

entertainment Updated: May 08, 2012 18:16 IST

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Hollywood superstar John Travolta is to launch a sexual harassment counter-lawsuit against a man who has accused him of sexual misconduct.

Travolta is accused of sexually harassing a masseur, who is seeking $2 million in damages.

However, the 58-year-old Pulp Fiction actor's lawyer Marty Singer said he will take legal action - not only against the claimant, but also the claimant's lawyer - for malicious prosecution, reported Aceshowbiz.

"There is a heightened standard for a lawyer suing a celebrity and knowing the media will pick it up. The lawyer can't just rely on the client. He needs to do an investigation and has an obligation to do due diligence," Singer said.

Travolta's also said that he could prove the actor was not present in Los Angeles on January 16, the date of the alleged incident.

Travolta released a statement through his publicist, saying that he was over 2,000 miles away on the opposite side of America at the time.

"This lawsuit is a complete fiction and fabrication. None of the events claimed in the suit ever occurred," Singer added.

First Published: May 08, 2012 18:14 IST