A federal lawsuit accusing John Travolta of assault and sexual battery on two massage therapists includes lurid details of one of the alleged incidents. Travolta's lawyer soundly rejected the claims of both plaintiffs and called the claims of the first plaintiff "complete fiction."
In the first incident, Travolta allegedly groped a male massage therapist repeatedly and finally masturbated himself during the two-hour session in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Jan. 16, 2012, according to court documents filed last Friday.
The first plaintiff, a Texas native who is unidentified in the court documents, "suffered severe emotional distress," the lawsuit claims. The lawsuit is asking for $2 million in damages.
"This lawsuit is a complete fiction and fabrication," a statement from Travolta's representative said. "None of the events claimed in the suit ever occurred."
A second male therapist, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Travolta at an Atlanta hotel on Jan. 25, was added to the lawsuit Tuesday.
"This second 'anonymous' claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one," said Travolta lawyer Martin Singer on Tuesday afternoon.
The Travolta statement questions why the first plaintiff is identified only as "John Doe" in the court filing.
"The plaintiff, who refuses to give their name, knows that the suit is a baseless lie," the statement said. "It is for that reason that the plaintiff hasn't been identified with a name even though it is required to do so."
Travolta's statement said plaintiffs' attorney Okorie Okorocha filed the suit to "get his 15 minutes of fame." Once it is thrown out of court, Travolta will sue him for "malicious prosecution," it said.
Okorocha, who said his practice specializes in going after sexual predators, said he is not intimidated.
"There are many potential plaintiffs, but I am only adding them as I am able to fully investigate and vet them," Okorocha said.
Singer said it is "easily provable" that Travolta was not in California on the day the first incident allegedly happened "since John Travolta was on the East Coast working on a movie on the date that anonymous 'Doe No. 1' claims he interacted with our client."
Okorocha said he was in discussions with Travolta's lawyer for weeks before filing the suit last week and was never told this.
"I would not have filed it if they had indicated they had even McDonalds receipt to show he was anywhere but California," Okorocha said.
Travolta was photographed at an event in Los Angeles about 30 hours before the alleged incident, he said.
Travolta and his lawyer "already conceded he was in Los Angeles on Jan. 16, and we can prove it," Okorocha said.
Singer said it was "obvious" that Okorocha "checked media reports that my client was in Atlanta working on a movie" before filing the second claim about an incident at an Atlanta hotel.
"However, the claim by Doe No. 2 is just as fabricated as the claim by Doe No. 1," Singer said. "Our client will be fully vindicated in court on both of these absurd and fictional claims."
Travolta, 58, has been married to actress Kelly Preston for 20 years. The oldest of their three children, Jett, was 16 when he died of a seizure while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas in January 2009.
The lawsuit, obtained by CNN, alleges that Travolta called the first plaintiff, who advertises online with "professionally themed ads," to arrange for a massage at $200 an hour. Travolta picked him up in a black Lexus SUV at a Beverly Hills address and drove him to the hotel, according to the lawsuit.
When they entered the bungalow, Travolta "shamelessly stripped naked" in front of a professional chef and the plaintiff, the lawsuit states.
"He wants me to get on the table, can you believe that?" Travolta told the chef, according to the document.
"For the first hour the massage was without incident, other than he kept purposefully sliding the towel down that covered his buttocks to reveal about half of gluteus area," the suit states.
The massage therapist repeatedly slid the towel back up 10 times in the first hour, "reminding Defendant that state law required that a massage client be fully draped during the massage," the suit states.
When Travolta "started to rub Plaintiff's leg," he "thought it was accidental," it said.