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John Travolta Sued by Masseur for Alleged Sexual Assault

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Rumors about Hollywood's leading men being secretly gay aren't exactly new, but a recent allegation against John Travolta suggests that the star was particularly brazen with a man he had just met. An unnamed masseur is suing Travolta, claiming that during a routine massage, the actor tried to have sex with him.

According to the suit, Travolta began groping the masseur -- whom he allegedly found online and drove to the Beverly Hills Hotel -- about an hour into the massage,
reports TMZ. The masseur claims to have told the "Hairspray" star that he didn't have sex with clients, to which Travolta allegedly responded "Come on dude, I'll jerk you off!!!"

The masseur is suing Travolta for assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and is asking for $2 million.

But Travolta's reps roundly deny that such an exchange ever took place. In a statement posted at Entertainment Weekly, the actor's team says that he was on the East Coast the day that the alleged massage took place. They write:

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“This lawsuit is a 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. It is for that reason that the plaintiff hasn’t been identified with a name even though it is required to do so...John intends to get this case thrown out and then he will sue the attorney and Plaintiff for malicious prosecution.”