London: A former male massage therapist at the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan has come forward to make claim against John Travolta, saying that the ‘Pulp Fiction’ star was blacklisted for three years from the hotel’s spa for inappropriate behaviour.
Masseur Michael Caputo - the fourth man to make claims against Travolta - said that the 58-year-old always asked for a man for his massage at the hotel’s famous rooftop spa and was barred after several creepy-run ins. Caputo, 55, said that male staffers complained that Travolta would grind against the massage table, remove the towel and lift his butt in the air during his therapy.
“Travolta would always request a man for his massage, but after a while no one would take him because of his inappropriate behaviour,” a leading daily has quoted Caputo as saying.
“It got to the point where they couldn’t find any men to take him, and they had to ban him,” explained the masseur known as Magic Mike, who said he worked at the Peninsula from 1992-2008.
The ban lasted for three years and happened around a decade ago according to Caputo, who now works from his Queens, New York home offering massages for 100 dollars an hour.
“If he was banned, do you think he’d ever go back?” said Travolta’s attorney, Marty Singer, dismissing the allegation as complete nonsense — noting that his client was at the hotel’s famous rooftop spa as recently as six months ago.
“He’s never been banned, I guarantee you. . . . The hotel never told John he was banned, and John never acted improperly,” according to a leading news channel.
This new accusation comes as Travolta faced a slight reprieve in the increasingly murky sexual assault allegations against him.