BREAKING NEWS: Travolta sued four MORE times for sexual assaults on men ... and his insurer paid out $84K in claims!!
"Butt-chinned actor John Travolta faced a messy litany of sexual charges last year, accusations that varied in size, shape, and credibility. Most famously, there were the two John Doe masseurs, a pair of anonymous muscle-rubbers whose tag-teamed lawsuit claimed the celebrity Scientologist separately turned their private massage sessions into predatory gay assaults. There was also Fabian Zanzi, a former cruise-ship employee who claimed the VIP guest rubbed his "erect penis" against him. (Both suits were ultimately dropped, both followed by an abrupt silence.)
But those weren't the only serious accusations leveled against the actor: Gawker has obtained an internal report of insurance claims made against Travolta's production company, Constellation Productions Inc., showing four other parties privately issued attorney demand letters "alleging sexual assault" within the last year, including the actor's longtime stunt double, his former driver, and a physical therapist. What's more is that Travolta's insurer paid out $84,500 against two of these six claims.
According to the document, a "loss-run" report from Chartis Insurance (a name briefly used by an AIG subsidiary in an abandoned rebranding attempt), one small payment went to a previously unreported accuser, a Chicago-area sports therapist who worked with the US women's soccer team in 2008. The other line-item payout, $80,750, was allotted to the John Doe masseur case.
These details correspond with the largest financial claim on the loss-run document, a total payout of $80,750: The claimant is listed as "unknown"; the line-item description states the claim arose from a "suit brought on behalf of the plaintiffs alleging assault, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress" (the same grounds as John Does #1 and #2); and the loss date is May 15, 2012, the same day John Doe #1 was dropped from the suit and three days before John Doe #2 filed a motion to dismiss the case completely. On the report, there are no other claims filed around this time.
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You know, this explains a lot. There's actually an *insurance* company that pays out for sexual assault claims against celebrities?! Fuck, Revolta's premiums must be through the roof!
Once again DL is proved to be the best gossip source in existence. I've been reading anecdotes here about Travolta's furtive creepy unwanted sexual overtures for years now.
R1, that's what I couldn't wrap my head around. Insurance payouts for illegal behavior?
Insurance payouts to avoid costly litigation?
$84K to defend himself again scurrilous charges!!!
Please stop the persecution of this straight stud.
r3, Travolta is a corporate brand who's too big to fail. Sure they'll pay out to protect him.
It really is rather sad and makes me think he probably does have some mental denial he is gay.
Rather than having normal relationships in secret or even buying rentboys he forces encounters with masseuse and therapists he hires and probably just tries to explain it away as meaning nothing in his mind.
[quote]Insurance payouts to avoid costly litigation? Any lawyers?
It's legal, and insurance companies specifically designed to protect celebrities from all types of harm -- whether physical or to their reputations -- have been around for eons. Insurance regs generally prevent stars from doing their own stunts in action films, for instance. Travolta has "value" as a celebrity, and that "value" would decline if his gay proclivities were widely known, so it meets the basic requirements for an insurance claim (and it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with avoiding costly litigation).
"Travolta sued four more times for sexual assaults on men" than on what?
Kirstie Alley said he wasn't gay.
Travolta only started to deny he was gay once he went to Hollywood. In his muscial theater days he was openly gay. Sounds like he is still as slutty as he was back then, but now he has a straight image, wife and family to juggle as well.
r10, I guess you could say that he's right in that he's not so much gay as a same-sex rapist.
R8 is right. But these payees would not be barred from seeking to press charges for criminal assault simply because they accepted payment from an insurance company. Any provisions of that kind in a settlement agreement would not be legally enforceable.
R12 Kirstie Alley is not a man!
They should do a To Catch a Predator wtih John. Put together a fake massage parlor with cameras and see what happens.
I really don't believe he's gay. My gut tells me that these other guys were a bunch of scam artists trying to shake down John, who they knew didn't want any more (false) gay fodder for the tabloids. They figurd he'd pay them off rather than for additional (false) rumors to fly around. I understand where John was coming from, but he should've exposed the guys for the scam artists they are.
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Kirstie Alley said he wasn't gay.
by: Anonymous\treply 10\t04/02/2013 @ 04:46PM
Debra Winger said he was.
His indiscretion only proves that he is an aspie like his brother. He can't read people's cues. Jett was autistic because of him. Travolta's brother is a spokesperson for aspies. Its genetic.
Since Travolta hasn't been known to have substance addiction problems it can be concluded his poor choices (his hair at times, my God) are the results of being on the autism spectrum. His brother and son were on it.
He can't be gay. He's happily married with children.
Perhaps he is still madly in love with Treat Williams
He's bi, but he obviously can't repress the man lovin' side.
I suppose some people just need a little something "extra."
It's either a money grab or they are just pussies. In the good old days a guy made an unwanted pass, you kicked him the balls and moved on. Now it's a crime.
[quote]I really don't believe he's gay. My gut tells me that these other guys were a bunch of scam artists trying to shake down John
I think the freaks that sue him should be ashamed. Big deal he made a sexual advance...oooo...he rubbed his erect penis against me...I was massaging him and he propositioned me!,, really?.. Deal bitch.
He is obviously a weak minded mess...so rub your dick against some guy and they act as if this huge criminal act ensued. If they are straight and a woman rubbed her tits against them do you think they'd sue? No.
I think these guys are homophobic assholes...even if they are gay..
And please with the power play bullshit. This is the 21st century...
[quote]Travolta is a corporate brand who's too big to fail.
Too big to nail is more like it.
Maybe I'm just old enough to remember, but after JT's career became red hot,
in the late 70's , early 80's , he bought a big estate up in Santa Barbara. Word was , he was having too much trouble living his closeted life in LA, and his managers felt he could live more quietly, and openly, there. This was pre Oprah, Drew, etc. , when SB was not such a celeb haven. We'll all here more about this time, when JT's Santa Barbara pilot , who then became his lover for years, finishes his book. How many people can JT refute ? The guy has tons of pics, and even a video, of JT & he together, for, I believe , 6 years. I'm sure JT, Kirstie, whoever , will throw the guy into the pile of money grubbers, just out to make up stories for a buck. But how long can this farce continue ?
[quote] They should do a To Catch a Predator wtih John. Put together a fake massage parlor with cameras and see what happens.
[quote]Rather than having normal relationships in secret or even buying rentboys he forces encounters with masseuse and therapists he hires
That's what turns him on - seducing the unsuspecting therapists. The thrill of transition from professional to sexual (no whore jokes, please).
Really, how hard is it to recognize a fetish?
He's a cad and a masher.
r8, what does being gay have to do with these allegations?
He's being accused of sexual assault, not for having a gay relationship and denying it or not paying his lover as promised.
That's the outrage from the other poster, not that he has "outing" insurance.
Maybe he should make one of those Massage with Happy Ending videos. Or is he too fat for that now?
I expected a higher pay out for these guys.
Isn't Kirstie Alley a Scientologist, too. Birds of a feather ... flock.
80K for a happy ending? Oy.
r16 and r20 = Cheryl
He's too ugly to be gay.
Kirstie is totally a Scieno. Of COURSE she's lying and saying he isn't gay.
It's what Xenu wants her to do.
I have posted this before, so I'll do a quick abridged version. I saw him having sex with an employee in 1986 at his Santa Barbara home. With mine own eyes. Period. End of story.
HE'S GAY. Not BI.
The whole point of bi, my absentminded r40 friend, is that they fuck both men AND women.
r40 Deets, please, or I shall have the editor shut you down for your insolent slander.
I'm sure R40 knows the difference between gay and bi without your lesson r41.
Is there any concrete evidence that he has EVER fucked a female? Turkey baster children work well with a bearded couple, in case you never considered that option.
Thank you .
R40, was he giving or getting? Condom or no? How big is his dick?
In his day, JT was hot. You fuckers know it. Come on, Carrie? 1976? Slapping Nancy Allen in the face while drinkin' and drivin'? Catching a flying beer can ("Suck on this!") through the car window?
[quote]That's what turns him on - seducing the unsuspecting therapists.
If by "seducing" you mean exposing himself to, grabbing and groping at, or alternately pleading for and demanding sex with---then, yes.
 He and his trainer were relaxing and stretching apres-workout by using a giant 2 ended black dildo together on a towel covering the hardwood floors. He looked to be about 6 1/2 long with decent girth; not porn stud material, but good enough for most women. My bf, who was the one with the invitation for lunch at JT's home, was nearly hysterical, and not in a good way. He was not a close friend, rather the two guys shared an agent, so it was to be a group luncheon. Since my bf was on fire to get the hell away from the gym before we were seen(and frankly before he had to see much more!) I was sorta slowly lollygagging back up the hill checkin' it out as long as possible! I'm a bad kitty.
R47, while I'm the OP of this thread, I'm just not buying that Travolta would ever "relax" in any sort of public setting with a double-ended dildo up his ass. He makes careless moves against masseurs and the like, sure, but there *are* still limits to what is reasonably tolerable.
So, R47, how did lunch go?
I'm starting to think Sci doesn't attract closet cases so much as it just attracts socially defective people. Are Jenna Elfman and her husband said to be fairly normal? That Ribisie guy comes off kind of slow and confused in interviews and then there are the Masterson brothers from That 70's Show, I've never heard much about them.
I wouldn't describe his own private gym down the hill from his home a public setting, and he certainly was not expecting visitors at that locale at that time.
As I explained in my original post(different thread), we were invited to meet JT by his agent who served in the same capacity for my bf who was just getting his first major break as a cast member on SNL. We arrived on time, but before any other guests, so the houseman suggested we stroll around the grounds. Why we might even bump into Mr. Travolta himself, seeing as how he was engaged in a work out session with his trainer.
If the picture I drew seems like unseemly conduct from a man who openly hits on other men in baths, hotel rooms and god knows where else...you must be a big fan! He is not known for discretion AWAY from his home!
The lunch was 4 courses, and we were attended to by 3 servers. No one has ever denied that JT treats himself like royalty, and his palate is very refined.
Fuck Revolta, r52, who was your bf? If you can't name him can you give a hint, like what year of SNL, etc?
[quote]If by "seducing" you mean exposing himself to, grabbing and groping at, or alternately pleading for and demanding sex with---then, yes.
Seduction is not always gentle, legal, or candle-lit. It can be a criminal, violent, disgusting act as well...so yes.
He's tall, was on SNL about 6 years and still(god knows how or why) gets a pretty fair amount of stand up specials on Show/HBO, late night talk show guest gigs(he's besties with Maher) and even a cable sit com.
I doubt he hits DL much, though. He's no girly man.
Your boyfriend had a pretty hot body - he used to work out fairly frequently at the Vertical Club didn't he?
Except - wasn't he in SNL for like 9 seasons?
Oops- meant Equinox!
This thread is good for the kevin nealon gossip. Assuming R52 is a gay male.
But, alas, r52 is female - a bad kitty voyeuress at that.
84k is nothing. People sue for half a million if they stub their toe these days.....
[quote]I'm just not buying that Travolta would ever "relax" in any sort of public setting with a double-ended dildo up his ass.
His own gym at his own home isn't a public setting.
Those guys must not have very good lawyers if they're getting such a small amount.
Dracula's Not Gay
Summary: Count Dracula's (John Travolta) potential victims (Kevin Nealon, Janene Garafalo) mistake his flamboyant hospitality as a gay affront.
Everytime i see a new Travolta accusation I check the accusers name for my old pal "G". G used to tell a story about how when he worked as a bar tender at famous NYC hotel Travolta came on to him very aggressively. George claimed that Travolta left with his party then returned later when the crowd at the lounge was clear. At some point he flashed G multiple times and tried to go behind the bar. The more he was rejected the more aggressive he became. He only stopped when G pointed at the CCTV cameras and said he couldnt reciprocate or he would lose his job. Travolta left a hundred dollar tip for a Cranberry, very cheap pay off! His biggest crime though was claiming that G looked like a young Jan Michael Vincent. I googled the guy and G looked nothing like him.
To be honest we all thought G was a fantasist at the time (i first heard it in 2002). Now i hope wherever G is he feels vindicated not to mention PAID
Travolta must think he can pick up any man as a result of his money and star power. He's a sleazebag.
"Debra Winger said he was."
Details, please! When did she out him?
bumping for more info on Debra Winger outing him!
Debra Winger is a bi-polar nutcase.
Travolta is a total mess.
I knew Travolta was gay when I saw him riding the mechanical bull in Urban Cowboy. He seemed to enjoy that thing bucking underneath him too much. He seemed to be no stranger to stradling and riding.
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R72 here. I meant to say "He seemed to be no stranger to straddling and riding." I left out a "d". It's been a long fucking day.