Swank Hotel 'Banned' John Travolta for Bad Behavior

And lawyer drops first masseur
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2012 2:13 PM CDT
Actor John Travolta attends the Day Three Afternoon Four-Ball Matches of the 2011 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on November 19, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The plot thickens in massage-gate: A masseur now claims that John Travolta was banned from the swank Peninsula Hotel in New York for bad behavior, the New York Daily News reports. His alleged habit of pulling off his towel, grinding on the table, and raising his butt on massage tables precipitated the 3-year ban. “Travolta would always request a man for his massage, but after a while no one would take him because of his inappropriate behavior,” says former Peninsula masseur Michael Caputo.

Travolta's attorney scoffs at the story, noting Travolta visited the Peninsula's rooftop spa just 6 months ago: “If he was banned, do you think he’d ever go back?” In another massage twist, the lawyer of Travolta's first accuser has dropped him, the New York Post reports. But Okorie Okorocha claims he's not doing it because the masseur mixed up the date of Travolta's alleged behavior. Okorocha filed on behalf of a second suing masseur as well, and representing both, he says, "represents a conflict."

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