The nation — no, Planet Earth — was rocked last week by the news that John Travoltamight not be straight. As you are surely aware, the story broke when a masseur filed a lawsuit claiming Travolta offered sex in exchange for cash and fondled the man’s penis and scrotum. Fuel was added to the fire hours later when a second masseur came forward claiming that Travolta touched his anus. The case is pending, and the first masseur has already been dropped by his attorney after it was discovered that Travolta was out of town on the date the alleged incident supposedly took place.
Maybe it’s all BS. However if there is a takeaway in all of this, it is that it’s probably a good idea to use Purell after shaking hands with John Travolta. Just to be safe. Every job has its hazards as I’m sure massage professionals are well aware. John Travolta isn’t the first celebrity to be wrapped up in a sex scandal with a professional body rubber. In fact, here are five notable men who have rubbed a massage therapist the wrong way.
Kevin Costner (who takes awesome pictures) found himself in trouble in 2006 after receiving a massage at the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews, Scotland. The masseuse alleges that Costner performed a solo sex act while in her presence. She alleged that he “kept putting his hand underneath his towel’, and when she began to massage his head he “grabbed her wrist forcefully, whipped off his towel and exposed himself’. The case went away when the woman received an out-of-court settlement.
Though she never named him by name, a Portland massage therapist called her friend hours after being sexually-assaulted by “someone in the higher ups.” It was actually the friend of the victim who alleged the attacker was Al Gore. She put two and two together when her friend freaked out upon the news Gore was returning to Portland years later. “She freaked and split. She said her predator was back and coming to town. She up and left,” said Donna Burleigh. “She said it was a high authority person who has a lot of power. She was scared of him.” Well, yeah. He invented the Internet. Last thing she wants is Anonymous on her ass.