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    John Travolta Sued for Assault and Sexual Battery by Masseur, Actor's Rep Calls Claim a "Baseless Lie"

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    Is this merely a case of pulp pure fiction?

    John Travolta has been sued for assault and sexual battery in federal court by an anonymous masseur, who claims the actor tried to have sex with him after hiring him for a massage.

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    The plaintiff, identified only as John Doe in the lawsuit obtained by E! News, 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."

    What's more, the lawsuit claims that the star said he "got where he is now due to sexual favors he had performed when he was in his Welcome Back, Kotter days."

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    The court papers also claim the man asked to be taken back to where he was picked up and received double his fee or $800.

    The plaintiff is seeking $2 million in general damages, unspecified punitive damages and court costs.

    Meanwhile, Travolta's camp released the following statement to E! News about the matter.

    "This lawsuit is complete fiction and fabrication," it reads. "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."

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