John Travolta’s representatives are fuming after a “John Doe” filed suit, claiming the actor sexually assaulted him and demanding $2 million.
“John intends to get this case thrown out,” a spokesman for Travolta said in a statement, reported by the BBC. “Then he will sue the attorney and plaintiff for malicious prosecution.”
TMZ posted the lawsuit filed by the anonymous plaintiff. Here is the link.
The lawsuit claims sexual assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. It claims Travolta tried to initiate sexual contact with the plaintiff, who was working as a massage therapist.
The alleged encounter took place on Jan. 16 in Beverly Hills, according to the lawsuit, which was filed May 3.
It’s not the first Hollywood lawsuit to spur a legal counter attack. Teen star Justin Bieber was hit with a paternity suit by Mariah Yeater, a woman who claimed they’d met and had a backstage tryst when Bieber was 16. The lawsuit was quietly dropped after Bieber offered to take a DNA test and promised a counter suit.
Travolta was in Atlanta earlier this year, filming “Killing Season” with Robert DeNiro. He was spotted all over metro Atlanta during his time here – at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, the Brookhaven Starbucks, Flip Burger Boutique, Taka, Aja and the shoe department at the Lenox Square Bloomingdale’s, for example. His family came to Atlanta with him; his wife, Kelly Preston, and their kids toured the Georgia Aquarium one day during the filming.
The earliest report we had of Travolta being in Atlanta was Jan. 24, when he dined at The Palm in Buckhead.
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