John Travolta faces assault allegations

Star's spokesman calls claim "baseless lie".

by Jennie Kermode

Two masseurs are suing John Travolta over separate alleged incidents of sexual assault, it emerged today. The star has declined to comment on the allegations directly, but denied the first charge through a spokesman, saying he can prove he was elsewhere at the time. He is believed to be planning to counter-sue in both cases.

Both cases are being brought by the same lawyer, Okorie Okorocha, in Travolta's home state of California. Mr Okorocha has intimated that the allegations were discussed with the star's assistants in efforts to reach a settlement before formal action was taken.

Share this with others on...
News

Sense memories Robert Tinnell on Feast Of The Seven Fishes and family memories

Keeping his word Michael Apted in conversation on 63 Up

Talking about juxtapositions Thom Powers on dreams, fashion, identity, nature and bright spotlights in DOC NYC

Dedicated to DA Pennebaker Thom Powers on Martin Scorsese, Michael Apted, the Masters and Winner’s Circle in the tenth edition

EIFF goes coastal Free Film Fest on the Forth announced

DOC NYC award winners announced Viewfinders, Metropolis, Shorts and Short List results

More news and features

We're bring you coverage of the London Korean Film Festival and DOC NYC and the French Film Festival.



We're looking forward to Tallinn Black Nights and Welsh horror festival Abertoir.



We've recently been at the Valencia Film Festival, New York's NewFest, the Cambridge Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff, Manchester's Grimmfest, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival.



Read our full for more.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

More competitions coming soon.