John Travolta’s camp has issued a statement in response to a lawsuit accusing the actor of assault and sexual battery, calling the claim a “baseless lie,” E! News reports.
A statement from Travolta’s representatives, quoted in the story, says: "This lawsuit 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 plaintiff claims John met him, John was not in California and it can be proved that he was on the East Coast. Plaintiff’s attorney has filed this suit to try and get his 15 minutes of fame. John intends to get this case thrown out and then he will sue the attorney and Plaintiff for malicious prosecution."
The person filing the suit, identified in the case as John Doe, is a masseur who says the actor hired him for a massage and then made a series of sexual overtures. The suit seeks $2 million in damages and court costs, the story says.
The story reports: “The plaintiff … claims, among other things, that Travolta touched his scrotum and penis after having stripped in front of the masseur.
“The suit claims Travolta apologized for his behavior, but continued to pursue the idea of sex with the man and later suggested that they have sex with a ‘Hollywood starlet in the building that wanted to have three-way sex and to be double penetrated.’"
The lawsuit also claims Travolta said he "got where he is now due to sexual favors he had performed when he was in his ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ days," the story reports.
John Doe has reportedly responded to the denials from Travolta’s camp, saying he has proof that his claims are true. However, he declined to provide specifics.