Another day, another accusation against John Travolta: A former masseur at the Peninsula Hotel in New York says the actor was put on the hotel spa’s blacklist for three years because of sexual misconduct.
Michael Caputo tells the New York Daily News that Travolta, 58, “would always request a man for his massage, but after a while no one would take him. It got to the point where they couldn’t find any men to take him, and they had to ban him.”
According to Caputo the Pulp Fiction star would slide his towel down, start humping the massage table and hoist his butt in the air. “These are signs to a massage therapist he was trying to see how much he could get away with,” he says. The masseuse who witness this behavior went to management and Travolta was barred from returning to the Peninsula’s spa until someone from Travolta’s team complained and the ban was eventually lifted.
Travolta’s attorney, Marty Singer—who’s been working overtime putting out fires lately—denies the actor was ever blacklisted to begin with: “If he was banned, do you think he’d ever go back? He’s never been banned, I guarantee you—The hotel never told John he was banned, and John never acted improperly,” Singer argued.
Singer accused Caputo of being a “disgruntled employee” looking for his fifteen minutes of fame—the same accusation Singer’s lobbed at the other three men who have come forward.
Meanwhile Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston, is staying incommunicado while John’s scandal unfurls. According to Fox411.com, the actress has been instructed to be silent and stay away from the public eye until further notice. “It’s a means of damage control and will protect her from any public scrutiny,” said a source.
Preston told People magazine last month that she’s relishing being a new mom at 50, even going so far as to breastfeeding baby Ben. “When I stop, it’s going to be really hard on me,” she said.
Breastfeeding at 50? We can’t say if these new sex-scandal allegations are true or not, but there’s something not right in the Travolta-Preston house.
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