Well this is awkward.
UPDATE: After a third man came forward last week and accused John Travolta of sexual harassment, a fourth man has come forward and said Travolta was blacklisted from a New York hotel for three years for inappropriate behaviour.
It comes after two masseurs in as many weeks have separately accused 58-year-old Travolta of trying to have sex with them during private massage sessions.
The first anonymous masseur alleges Travolta propositioned him during a massage session in January. Last night a second anonymous masseur stepped forward and claimed to have substantial documentation and numerous witnesses to support his claim that Travolta made unwanted sexual advances. Both masseurs are asking for $2 million in damages.
The third man is suing Travolta for $1 million and claims the actor tried to have sex with him in 2009 while he was working on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship as an employee in charge of VIP customers.
His story comes as one of the two men who initially accused Travolta of sexual battery released a statement. John Doe #1 wrote:
“As the unidentified masseur in the John Travolta case I have an opinion that I wanted to share.
“I don’t think anyone should form any opinion about Mr. Travolta, his family, his counsel, myself, John Doe #2, and our counsel.
“Instead, I would urge everyone to understand that guilt or innocence in our Justice System is decided by our court system. Too often these matters are decided by swaying public opinion through elements that would never be considered in an actual court case.
“Even though Mr Travolta and his counsel are on opposing sides in this matter, I do wish them good health, happiness, and want them to be judged with absolute fairness as our great nation affords all citizens regardless of their wealth or station.
“A photograph, a restaurant receipt, testimony, and other things that may or may not constitute proof have strict guidelines that must be followed. A fine example is the amazing number of guilty people that escape their crimes due to the mishandling of evidence. Is it disappointing, of course it is, but it is a price we must pay in order to have a justice system that runs in a constitutional manner.”
“In consideration of that, I ask the public to not judge anyone, and allow all parties to work things out in a respectful and dignified manner, and if these matters do go to court than only that final decision past appeals, etc should be considered a definitive statement on ‘guilt’ or ‘innocence’.”
But “absurd and ridiculous” is how John Travolta’s lawyer has described the claims of sexual battery that are being held against the Pulp Fiction and Grease star. They’ve released a statement, denying the claims. It read:
This second “anonymous” claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one. The attorney who filed the lawsuit on behalf of his second anonymous client, who does not want to disclose his name although he is required to do so, was notified that his first client’s claims were totally false and fabricated, since our client was not in LA when anonymous “Doe #1” claims he interacted with John Travolta.
That fact is easily provable since John Travolta was on the east coast working on a movie on the date that anonymous “Doe #1” claims he interacted with our client. After we were able to establish that anonymous “Doe #1’s” claims were totally absurd, the same attorney has now filed a claim on behalf of another plaintiff, whom he identified as “Doe #2.” Significantly, although the same attorney made the fabricated claim for Doe #1, there was never any claim made by anonymous Doe #2 before he filed his specious lawsuit.
Before the attorney for the two anonymous plaintiffs filed the claim on behalf of the second person who refuses to disclose his identity although required to do so, it is obvious that he checked media reports that my client was in Atlanta working on a movie.
However, the claim by Doe #2 is just as fabricated as the claim by Doe #1. Our client will be fully vindicated in court on both of these absurd and fictional claims.