Actor John Travolta is currently embroiled in a bit of a scandal, as a masseur has filed a lawsuit alleging that Travolta groped his genitals and tried to initiate a sexual act while the masseur was giving Travolta a massage in a Beverly Hills hotel on Jan. 16.
But TMZ appears to have uncovered some proof that Travolta was not in Los Angeles on the date in question, like Travolta’s spokesman claims. There is a picture that sources say was taken Jan. 16, 2012 in New York City, of which Travolta’s camp says they can prove the location and date.
There is also a receipt for Mr. Chow, an upscale New York Chinese restaurant. The receipt is dated Jan. 16 and while it doesn’t show Travolta’s signature, TMZ has confirmed with the restaurant that Travolta was dining there on the date in question.
This looks to put the initial lawsuit to rest, perhaps. But a second John Doe masseur has filed a lawsuit, through the same attorney, alleging that Travolta tried to grab his genitals during a massage on Jan. 28 in Atlanta. Travolta’s camp calls both claims “absurd and ridiculous.”
Updated to add: Now Okorie Okorocha, the lawyer for the masseurs who are accusing Travolta, tells TMZ that more masseurs have come forward with similar claims and will join the lawsuit. He also says that during initial discussions with Travolta’s lawyers, they conceded that the actor was in fact in Los Angeles on Jan. 16.