John Travolta has been accused of sexual battery in a criminal complaint filed by a 21-year-old male, at the time.
The unidentified masseuse claims the Pulp Fiction actor exposed himself, groped his butt and gushed over gay fantasies during an incident which took place in 2000.
The incident described allegedly happened at the LaQuinta Hotel in Palm Springs, California, when Travolta demanded a deep body massage at the facility’s spa.
The spa facilities had been opened after midnight for the actor’s private use on February 15, 2000, according to the complaint, obtained by RadarOnline.com.
During the massage, the victim alleges Travolta repeatedly removed his towel ‘exposing’ his buttocks, according to the report.
After the masseur administered a body scrub treatment, Travolta told him ‘he was very attractive and that he had gotten him excited.’
The report claims Travolta then asked the young professional to accompany him to the steam room, which the claimant agreed to ‘so he wouldn’t have to sit alone’.
The 63-year-old Scientologist, who is married to Kelly Preston, proceeded to offer the masseur a massage of his own, at which point the victim ‘agreed to let Travolta show him some of these techniques, and laid down on his stomach.’
While doing so, ‘Travolta reached under his towel and began to rub his [Redacted] inner thigh… and began rubbing him on his bare buttocks, as well as the groove between the buttocks’.
Traumatised by what happened, the 21-year-old reported the incident to Palm Springs Sheriff’s Department, who sent an officer to the scene.
Upon arriving at the hotel, Officer Mark Peters was told an employee wanted to file a complaint against Travolta for sexual battery, his report states.
In the report, Officer Peters wrote:
[Redacted] told me he asked Travolta what area of the body he wanted him to concentrate on the most, and Travolta replied the buttocks.
He said that during the course of the massage, Travolta kept removing the towel covering the area, and exposing his buttocks. [Redacted] told me it is improper to remove the towel, so he kept replacing it.
[Redacted] said after the massage was complete they went into another room where he performed what he called a ‘Citrus Scrub’ on Travolta.
Officer Peters continued:
He said that during the procedure, Travolta told him that he was very attractive and that he had gotten him ‘excited’… They moved to the steam room, where Travolta asked if he would accompany him, so he wouldn’t have to sit alone.
He said shortly afterwards, Travolta removed his towel and was nude.
He told me that Travolta then asked him if he would like to see some of the massage techniques that he [Travolta] likes.
Feeling ‘violated’ and ‘uncomfortable’, the man left the steam room upon which point, he alleges Travolta asked him if he had ‘ever had his a**hole licked buy another man’ and other lewd comments such as, ‘what would he do it he ever had a sexual encounter with another man’ and if so ‘tell him what he would do , so he [Travolta] could have something to fantasise about.’
Officer Peters stated, although the complainant desired ‘prosecution against Travolta for Sexual Battery’, the details of the story ‘do not meet the elements of battery or sexual battery’ and furthermore, ‘none of the acts or statements were witnessed’ so ‘cannot be corroborated’.
At the time of the report being submitted, ‘Travolta had already checked out of the hotel, so I was unable to speak with him regarding this case’, added Officer Peters.
The case was then ‘closed unfounded’ and Officer Peters advised the man to ‘speak with a civil attorney’.
No charges were filed.
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