A rep for Travolta strongly denies all the claims and says the actor intends to countersue the masseur, identified as John Doe in his court filing, and his attorney for malicious prosecution.
“This lawsuit is a complete fiction and fabrication,” Travolta’s rep tells PEOPLE in a statement. “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. It is for that reason that the plaintiff hasn’t been identified with a name even though it is required to do so.”
“On the date when plaintiff claims John met him, John was not in California and it can be proved that he was on the East Coast,” the statement continues.
As a result of the incident, says the complaint, “The Plaintiff suffered severe emotional distress … including but not limited to suffering, anguish, fright, horror, nervousness, grief, anxiety, worry, shock, humiliation and shame.”
Travolta’s rep tells PEOPLE, “[The] 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.”
But wait. Hold up a second. Did it not just—right up there—say that the man filed the paperwork as a John Doe, but yet Travolta’s rep says that this John Doe person is just trying to get his 15 minutes of fame? Does the neither the rep nor John Travolta understand how the generic “John Doe” alias works? Because there’s generally zero fame or recognition attached to that. Primarily because, you know, there’s a certain level of intentional anonymity there.
Or the part where it says that “… The plaintiff, who refuses to give their name, knows that the suit is a baseless lie. It is for that reason that the plaintiff hasn’t been identified with a name even though it is required to do so.” It is for what reason? The John Doe’s not giving his name because it didn’t happen? I thought that only worked at summer camp? “Pictures or it didn’t happen!” No, I’d say that maybe the dude filing the suit didn’t identify himself because he didn’t want to be identified. He maybe didn’t want people to know that he got stuck in an all-around embarrassing situation with the notoriously suave pee-pee toucher, John Travolta. And I honestly can’t blame him—could you?