John Travolta strongly denies any involvement in the recent $2 million lawsuit filed by an anonymous plaintiff on Friday, which claims that the actor sexually harassed him and exposed himself during a $200 an hour private massage appointment.
A rep for Travolta denies the claims made by masseur, "John Doe" in his 14-page court filing, which also claims the Saturday Night Fever star told him he gained fame by providing sexual favors for gay Jewish execs in the entertainment industry during his Welcome Back Kotter days.
The 58-year-old said in a statement:
"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. On the date when plaintiff claims John met him, John was not in California and it can be proved that he was on the East Coast."
According to the complaint, Travolta requested his services from after seeing his Craigslist ad, and set up a meeting with him in January at a private bungalow in the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The father of two, who has been married to actress Kelly Preston for 21 years, attempted to grope the masseur despite the his protests, among other salacious activities, in Los Angeles in January 2011.
The suit also claims that Travolta paid John Doe $800 after he threatened to call the police during the alleged incident, and as a result, "The Plaintiff suffered severe emotional distress … including but not limited to suffering, anguish, fright, horror, nervousness, grief, anxiety, worry, shock, humiliation and shame," says the suit.
Travolta's rep claims, "[The] 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."