Masseur-gate: John Travolta’s second accuser hires Gloria Allred, and much more

Masseur-Gate: Day (COUGH). It feels like we’ve been doing this for a while, right? So, how’s your family? Your hair looks pretty today. Okay, let’s get into it. Yesterday, we discussed how a fourth man has come forward to claim that John Travolta had groped and fondled him. Doe #3 works for a gym, and he used to let Travolta come in after hours to work out, and that’s when Travolta allegedly assaulted him. We also discussed how Doe #1 had signed Gloria Allred as his new lawyer, after being dropped by Okorie Okorocha. Well, it’s a bad week to be Mr. Okorocha, because Doe #2 (the Georgia masseur) just fired him and signed on with Allred too. Here are some bullet points for the last 24 hours in Masseur-gate.

*Gloria Allred’s office confirmed that she is now representing Doe #2: “We are now representing John Doe #2. We believe that the lawsuit should be filed in another court and, therefore, the lawsuit that was on file was dismissed without prejudice. We will be conferring with our client regarding what will happen next in this case.”

*Apparently, Doe #2 hated Okorie Okorocha. A source tells Radar, “The Atlanta masseur just didn’t trust Okorie going forward, and he didn’t think his attorney had his best interests in mind… The masseur absolutely [will] pursue legal action against Travolta.”

*Doe #2 had some kind of drama that I didn’t pay attention to – it was getting complicated with all of the Radar reports and shouty headlines. Somebody gave Radar an email that I think was written by Doe #2 in which he discussed the alleged assault by Travolta, only the dates are all mixed up or something. You can read the whole story here.

*This week’s Enquirer has a really awful story about Travolta’s relationship with the late Jeff Conway. Conway’s former fiancée, Vikki Lizzi, told the Enquirer that Conway was “dismayed” to wake up one morning in the 1990s to find Travolta performing oral sex on him. The disconcerting beej was so traumatizing, Conway ended his friendship with Travolta, and Conway came clean about the incident in a suicide note to Lizzi (before a failed suicide attempt in 2006). Lizzi also says that Conway told her that Kelly Preston & Travolta’s marriage “was an arrangement… Jeff said that Kelly knows that John is gay, and that’s why she’s OK with it.”

*Travolta’s lawyers deny all of the Conway stuff, of course. You can read the point-by-point denial here.

*Another masseur has come forward, but this one claims that he and Travolta had consensual and enjoyable sex. The masseur’s name is Luis Conzalez, and you can read his story here. Luis says Travolta is “a great kisser… I know because I had sex with him, and he loved it.” Their one night together was, Luis claims, back in 1997 at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, CA. The whole thing started as a standard massage, but within minutes Luis and Travolta were in bed together. My favorite quote: “Travolta may not identify himself as a gay man, but it doesn’t dismiss the fact that he likes sex with men.” Perfection.

*Radar reports this morning that a THIRD MASSEUR has now come forward to claim that Travolta groped him too. This dude is “New York based” and he says that Travolta groped him during a hotel massage two years ago – but the dude hasn’t decided whether or not he will sue. Part of his story, via a mystery “source”: “The latest masseur says that around two years ago he received a call to do an in-room massage in a five star hotel in New York City. When he arrived at the room he claims that he began to massage Travolta. The man alleges that there was unwanted groping that he endured and that Travolta also indicated that he wanted much MORE than a massage. He also claims that there was alcohol present in the room and that Travolta encouraged the man to drink with him during the time of the massage. The masseur is currently assessing what his legal options are.”

*Kelly Preston posted this video on her website, claiming that John made it for her for Mother’s Day. The music is Barbra Streisand, but my first thought was “Why are these loving family photos set to sad violins from Schindler’s List?” Right?

That’s all I’ve got for now. This thing is such a mess, and poor Marty Singer (Travolta’s lawyer) is putting out fires to any media outlet he can get on the phone. How many times can you really attack the many media outlets with all of these different claims and sources, some of them named? How many times can you pish-posh and tut and say that these reports should just be ignored out of hand?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Tanguerita says:

    Barbra Streisand?Really?.. the most subtle way to come out, I guess…

  2. Jayna says:

    Spare me. Conway’s lady is a drug addict selling any story she can for money to pay for her pills. All these poor victims so traumatized. Not. Gloria is scum, loves her name in the paper. I believe John is gay, but I believe this is a bunch iof opportunists looking for easy money and padding their stories.

    • Marjalane says:

      I might agree with you that Jeff Conway’s wife is trash looking for a pay out, but there have been too many stories about Travolta and his penchent for masseurs over the years to think this is all smoke. He actually has been BANNED from hotels and resorts.

      • Zelda says:

        Just the fact that he is banned should give people a pause. Celebrities are typically allowed to get away with WORSE behaviour than the average customer, at any business.

        He would have to do something REALLY bad to get banned.

      • Gia says:

        Bingo! (to Zelda)

    • Tapioca says:

      If the thought of JT’s sagging middle-aged buttocks, greedy winking anus and semi-erect member waggling around in front of you doesn’t traumatise, then you have a stronger stomach than most.

      Go get him Gloria!

      • Bad Irene says:

        Thanks Tapioca, after reading your comment I will now have the perfect bikini body- In fact I may never eat again :)

      • arock says:

        “greedy winking anus” should be up for quote of the day.

      • Sarah says:

        Mother of god, I just pictured it.

      • Esmom says:

        OMG what a picture

        *wipes tears*

        I have workmen in my house and I can’t stop laughing, they must think I’m an utter lunatic.

      • Hooblie says:

        I read this site everyday but do not comment much. But I had to for this!!! I laughed and laughed. Thank you.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Thanks a LOT, Tapioca; I’d just finished my lunch when I read your comment. Now, I think I’ll go return it. ;)

      • Amanda_M87 says:

        The way you say it makes the whole thing sound almost poetic.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        Jeff Conaway staid with me and my then BFF when our car broke down when we were 16. He walked down to call AAA and stayed with us until they came and even checked out the driver to make sure he wasn’t creepy. This was back in 1985 when there were very few cellphones and he was at the peak of his fame with Taxi.

        If JT in anyway attributed to JC’s suicide, I will kill him! And rape is always traumatic.

  3. Jackie says:

    i guess they released this video to remind people of travolta’s loving family man image.

    good luck trying to combat the evidence that he is a skeevy perv who may/or may not have been getting away with sexual harassment for years.

  4. Marjalane says:

    Now see? that video shit is just like all the magazine covers and interviews where they are hell bent on preserving their “normal, healthy, hetero” family image. Anything to keep the lie going- I REALLY think Kelly Preston is an awful person to be complicit in this mess. It’s like, “I’m not about to lose my position of respect in Hollywood”. Too bad it seems to be very common knowledge that your husband is a big old perv!

    So weird, sad for the kids, glad he’s being exposed for what he is.

    • T.C. says:

      +1

      Being gay is not the problem. Presenting this fake family image and attacking men who don’t want to have sex with you is the problem.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes, totally. I am growing to despise her.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Sounds like something out of the Jackie Collins books I used to read as a teen. Anyone remember those?

      • Tara says:

        Totally! My first one was Lucky.

      • skuddles says:

        Absolutely! I read Chances so many times the book fell apart. Just thinking about it now makes me want to read it again… must go rummage through book boxes to see if I can find it (I saved the pieces all these years). Seriously great book!

  5. Itwillrain says:

    It’s Jeff ConAway!!!

  6. really says:

    Is there proof that he was banned from legitimate places of business for sexual misconduct? If so, then how could he possibly explain that away?

    • Sam says:

      Yeah, I’d like to know this too. Have any establishments come out and said they have banned Travolta for inappropriate behaviour? If so, surely the game is up? Or is it just masseurs claiming he is banned from places?

      • Onyx XV says:

        No, but some have stated that he WASN’T banned. I think all the banning stuff is just rumor and innuendo at this point. The masseurs I believe – the banning stories, not so much. Most places of business are not going to ban someone with his wallet.

    • Maguita says:

      There is a whole list of hotels on West, East Coast, as well as in Toronto. I remember it was on either Radar or TMZ. As for Toronto, it was on Lainey. May look it up later in the day and list it here, simply to see the extent of the abuse.

      Anyone else thought that after John Doe #4′s complaint, John T. must be put on suicide watch, or at the least have people around him at all time?

      Just a thought…

      • really says:

        I’m not worried; he survived the death of a child and 3 “Look Who’s Talking” movies.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Maguita, I’m sure the CO$ is all over it. They’re probably having him “audited” or whatever it is they THINK they can do to “cure” him. JT’s been noticeably silent. It’s his mouthpiece doing all the denying.

        And that’s what attys are paid to do – DENY & LIE!

      • ZenB!tch says:

        CO$ won’t let him die unless they are the ones behind all this as punishment for attempting to escape.

      • Maguita says:

        ^That’s sad! That I agree with you also says a lot about our beliefs in that cult’s extent in controlling their members.

        I believe also John has nothing but cult members around him, not true friends, because if he was my friend going through this (NOT THAT I CONDONE HIS BEHAVIOR IN ANY WAY), I’ll be at his house night and day, making sure he doesn’t harm himself.

        Tommy Gilr’s couch-jumping-gate has NOTHING on what JT is going through right now.

        Anyone else is getting the sense that JT cannot get his rocks off anymore in casual encounters, that he has to be the aggressor like a real predator?

  7. KWM says:

    These were not [for the most part] consensual interactions. This man is a sexual predator. I dont give a crap if he is gay and if his wife knows and has known. But I do give a crap that he ASSAULTS people.

  8. operagirl says:

    If they had all been consensual, not in the least predatory, I would have no problem whatsoever with John and Kelly’s arrangement. To each his own, they are hurting nothing by sharing a platonic life together and raising a family . . . and obviously they do have a lot of love, for each other, for their children, for their family life.

    If only he had left his alliances at consensual . . .

  9. clare says:

    Images, images… Kelly wants the Public to be bathed in the romantic Calgon waters of her perfect family illusion. Just like all the scientologists… It’s what lies beneath.

  10. Amy says:

    Jeff Conway’s girl needs to sit down and stfu. If Travolta did all this, then I hope he gets what he deserves but leave Conway out of it! The man is dead, let him have his peace. Ugh.

  11. pwal says:

    Several things…

    First of all, didn’t Conaway contact Travolta for help when he was doing the VH1 Rehab shows, specifically, he was hoping that some of the Church’s treatments could help him? The only reason why I ask is that if the friendship ended, would Conaway have been that desperate to recruit the help of a guy who abused him?

    Another thing… wasn’t the girlfriend banned from seeing Conaway on his death bed by his family?

    Next… Allred being linked to a case doesn’t spell justice… it spells PAYDAY.

    And finally… I think that someone has touched on this before on different threads, but here goes. Why is it that some people opt for a payday versus their day in criminal court? Yes, victims get treated badly in criminal trials, but wouldn’t it be worth it since you are putting your attacker on notice that he/she will pay for their misdeeds. And it seems that men are given the public’s blessing to get settlements, if they were sexually attacked, while women seem to be fighting the good fight in the criminal justice system.

    Shame is not exclusive to one sex.

    • CandyKay says:

      The standards of proof are much higher in criminal cases – the evidence must be “beyond a reasonable doubt.” To create this, you will probably need some sort of physical evidence of assault – bruises, hospital records, etc. A very unpleasant testicle grab with no visible traces is unlikely to result in criminal charges, particularly if it is not reported right away.

      In civil trials, the threshold for evidence is lower.

      I would guess that the women who press criminal charges went to medical or justice professionals immediately after the incident, and that evidence (sperm, blood, skin under fingernails, etc.) was collected with a so-called ‘rape kit.’ Even then, as you mention, it’s difficult to get a conviction.

      • RuddyZooKeeper says:

        But some of these men had to have notified their employers, filed a complaint, something at the time of the assault or JT wouldn’t have been banned (or whatever they did to get him out). Surely there’s documented proof somewhere that these things happened. Ugh, this whole thing just makes me so sick.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Plus, isn’t the threshold in civil cases 70/30 against?

    • ZenB!tch says:

      I’ve been complaining about no one going to criminal court. After reading all the legal stuff – only #1 has a good (as in doing time) criminal case and I don’t see him as a legitimate plaintiff – neither did his ambulance chasing lawyer.

      The rest have cases that would end up in a fine and if you are lucky probation. All I see is harassment and indecent exposure. The latter is iffy giving the massage scenario.

      I wish we could get him on a crime but I would love to get every man that has tried to rub himself against me on the dance floor when I was a in my 20s.

  12. Jayna says:

    Kanye is a spoiled punk with a martyr complex that overshadows his talents. Two divas can’t be in a relationship.

    I have to say Reggie Bush is co-hosting Kelly Ripa’s show. The guy has class and is charming and gorgeous and what a great dresser. Kim will always pine for the one that got away.

  13. LAK says:

    Gloria Allred, to me is just like Johnny Cochrane. I may have issue with their methods, but if they are hired, then the case is real or they have enough dirt and the person is guilty depending on whether it’s defence [Johnny Cochrane] or Persecution [Gloria Allred].

  14. Mr.Smurf says:

    Ugh, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to watch Pulp Fiction ever again without getting freaked out by him.

  15. YuYa says:

    My personal opinion is that he pissed off the scientologists and this is their way of strong-arming them. This stuff in addition to his wife’s interview about how scientology saved her just screams blackmail to me.

  16. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    YES YES YES YES YES!

    This story is just giving me all kinds of life.

    I believe the Jeff story to a certain extent. But he was so high he probably didn’t care. And then when he wasn’t high, he was like, “Ew. Tony Danza? I’d have no regrets. John Travolta, you’re not the one that I want.”

  17. Eleonor says:

    At this point (masseur number?) they should start considering a class action.

  18. nan says:

    Ooooohh, me thinks this boy has lots of EXPENSIVE trouble ahead of him. Feel so sorry for Kelly

    • Eleonor says:

      I don’t; she is still staying with him, closing both her eyes, instead of kickin’him in the ass and asking for divorce. No contract, no agreement can payback for an humiliation like this, asks to Tiger Wood’s ex-wife.

    • Onyx XV says:

      I don’t. She’s been with him for years. It’s hard to imagine that she doesn’t know.

    • Jilliterate says:

      Well, there was a blind item post (I feel like I’ve been repeating a lot of these blind items today, and I know a lot of folks don’t believe them) a few years back that implied that Travolta had been ready to break off the marriage and come out, and Kelly had herself implanted with a fertilized egg that they had stored years ago, preventing him from bailing on her now pregnant ass (Ok, when I type it, it sounds crazy. The actual blind can be found here: http://blindgossip.com/?p=18610).

      Even if the blind isn’t true, most things I’ve read paint the picture that Kelly is a major force in encouraging Travolta to stay in the closet. She sounds like she’s emotionally abusive, and I don’t feel sorry for her at all.

  19. Anon says:

    You can read the blind gossip about Kelly’s actions, be sure to notice the date. I don’t feel sorry for her, Travolta (only that he was being blackmailed, not his actions) or the COS. The greatest victims are the children and men that didn’t asked to be touched or raped or not-believed and/or ridiculed. It won’t be so easy for Travolta, COS and the lawyer to make it all go away when it happens again. And we all know it will happen again. Nothing wrong with being gay (hiding behind religion?), but forcing one-self on another is a different story.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      THIS!^^^^^ If he’s bi or gay or whatever, I really don’t care. That wouldn’t make me stop watching his movies.

      But if he’s sexually molesting people, that would.

      And if Kelly is complicit, shame on her as well. Wasn’t SHE the one that got him around the throat with the CO$?

  20. mike says:

    Hah!

    What did I tell you, huh?

    In cases of serious civil or criminal suits, being a celeb doesn’t mean the celeb holds the power, because the sharks smell blood and come out of woodwork.

    This is a perfect example. JT’s lawyer is good and he was chewing up John Does’ lawyer for breakfast. But not anymore! A bona fide shark has come out of the woods and evened the playing field.

    John Does are no longer poor “victims” (until proven guilty), because there’s no longer the “victim” or the “weak” vs. the “strong” in this (forthcoming) law suit. It’s shark vs. shark, strong vs. strong.

    May the best shark win (and make oodles of money)!

    • Eleonor says:

      Well Polanski has a serious crime on his shoulder, but he is still hanging around with celebrities defending him.

      • mike says:

        Um… Wtf?!

        Polanski’s a completely different case.

        First of all, he’s beyond the reach of US courts; no matter how much money a DA gets to prosecute him, it won’t matter because he’s not in the US.

        Second, his victim won’t testify. End of the line as far as any civil suits are concerned.

        Third, the fact that other celebs defend Polanski the kiddie rapist has jack to do with the fact that in civil suits involving gazillion dollars, great lawyers will typically step forward to balance out any disparity in legal firepower, IF the victims are willing. Like in this case, where Allred has stepped forward to give these john does the best offense money can buy.

        It’s now foolish to think that JT’s legal team can bury the john doe’s team. If anything, it will be Allred who will chew up and spit out JT’s lawyers.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        Polanski isn’t gay. This is a different animal. We all know we females mean nothing to these idiots. That and Polanski happened in the 70s. I think they were all doing the barely pubescent thing back then so why wouldn’t they back Polanski?

        On the flip side wasn’t Polanski found guilty via plea-bargain in CRIMINAL court?

      • dallasite40 says:

        The press uncovered JD1. He’s a professional masseur with kids and a wife. He’s furious about the identifying him because of his wife/kids.

        What a mess!

  21. ladybert62 says:

    Perhaps these stories are true, I dont really know of course. But I have my doubts – especially about #1 and #2 – they scream set up and fraud and pushing for a settlement!

    The Conway story – I dont know – maybe, maybe not. But he is dead so who knows except Mr. Travolta.

    His marriage is an arrangement (we are talking about a member of COS after all and they have lots of secret stuff on Mr. Travolta)- but I think this is common knowledge.

    JT seems like such a nice guy and probably caught up in his fear of letting the public know about the real JT.

    But I still think #1 and #2 are fraud stories.

  22. machiaavelli says:

    If he did the crime, then he should do the time.

    On the other hand, I hope that, at the end of all this, JT gets his freedom from the closet, from CoS etc.

  23. Elvira says:

    Those kids are so beautiful, and I feel so sorry for them. Of course, always the possibility that that was the intention of the people who put this little video together.

  24. Slim Charles says:

    I thought that after his son died, it might have made him say “Screw it. Life’s too short and I’m going to be happy live and life true to myself.” But sadly, no.

    And he could even live as a gay man and stay married and keep his family. It would be an ideal life.

  25. JB says:

    That video made me sad. Those kids deserve better. Kelly needs to grow some balls and do what’s best for those beautiful kids.

  26. Embee says:

    I don’t have any problem with their marriage. Life is easier for the outwardly hetero and married (tax-wise too!) and so if a pair has a lot of love for one another, agree on family and parenting but don’t get the sexxay right together (have only enough sex to procreate), it can still be a legit marriage, so long as they consent.

    But if this man is assualting people he should do time. That kind of abuse of power (hot shot celebrity forces himself on underpaid masseur) makes me sick sick sick. Not to mention the victim blaming that would go on if the victim came forward.

    I don’t know Kelly (obvs) but I can see how a woman in her position would blackmail the guy not to come out. She’d be losing her family and humiliated. It would be a devastating blow to her sense of safety. Still wrong to do, but understandable.

  27. Jayna says:

    The video made me sad seeing Jett. It brought tears to my eyes. He was loved.

  28. Mooshi says:

    Innocent until PROVEN guilty.

    I don’t consider a person guilty of a crime if they have been swindled by a slick, conniving, law-twisting, well-connected attorney.

    Actually, I consider those people completely innocent and that’s why it took the scum of the earth and their nasty cohorts to have them convicted.

    I refuse to mentally convict anyone that has been viciously attacked by the lowest form of our human species, the mainstream media.

  29. Kimlee says:

    Cute video but let’s call it what it is damage control.

    The message this video is supposed to send is that John couldn’t passingly be guilty of his crime because he such a loving family man.

  30. Brittney says:

    This is getting so pathetic. His “people” doth protest too much… has any other celebrity ever responded to their “false accusers” with this much detail? Clearly shows that Scientologists are pulling all the strings, because any publicist or lawyer worth their salt wouldn’t be making so many statements to the press.

  31. Mooshi says:

    Brittney,

    Im no scientologist (its just plain weird)

    I am however a true American. I will NOT judge a man based on information in a crooked, nasty media campaign.

  32. skuddles says:

    That story about Jeff Conway sickens me – not only has JT (allegedly) tried to force himself on strangers but he actually molested a close friend – who clearly had serious issues with it to write about it in a suicide note. If anything were to make JT stop and think about his horrid actions and how he’s hurting people, this should have been it.

  33. Denise says:

    *Conaway*

  34. Snowpea says:

    This excerpt is from Richard Behar’s “The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power” published in Time magazine May 6, 1991.

    “The church’s former head of security, Richard Aznaran, recalls Scientology ringleader Miscavige repeatedly joking to staffers about Travolta’s allegedly promiscuous homosexual behavior.

    At this point any threat to expose Travolta seems superfluous: last May a male porn star collected $100,000 from a tabloid for an account of his alleged two-year liaison with the celebrity. Travolta refuses to comment, and in December his lawyer dismissed questions about the subject as “bizarre.”

    Two weeks later, Travolta announced that he was getting married to actress Kelly Preston, a fellow Scientologist…”

  35. Snowpea says:

    Oh and here’s the link to the whole article.

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Fishman/time-behar.html

    It was written over twenty years ago and it’s still scary as fk. Why doesn’t the US Government shut this scamming, evil cult down?

  36. Kayla says:

    The masseur is a liar and now has a tarnished image. Gloria Allred represents people like him, Gloria Allred herself is a big joke. I wish John Travolta would sue this man for lying.