John Travolta's lawyer dismissed a second lawsuit in two days alleging sexual battery by the Hollywood star on male masseurs, saying it is as "absurd and fictional" as the first.
Both lawsuits have been filed by the same attorney, and both fail to identify the alleged victim - and Travolta's lawyer said the second one was clearly drawn up after the star's lawyers blasted a hole in the first case.
On Monday, a masseur named only as "John Doe," seeking US$2 million (HK$15.6 million) in compensation, alleged assault and sexual battery by Travolta of a masseur during a massage session at a Beverly Hills hotel.
The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles, claims the Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction star met the US$200-an- hour masseur in his black Lexus SUV on January 16 this year.
The actor took him to a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and had a normal one-hour massage - but then Travolta offered to give a "reverse massage," touching the man's penis and offering to masturbate him, it said.
But the masseur told Travolta he did not have sex with clients. The 58-year- old actor called him a "loser," but paid him double the hourly rate and left, the document claims.
In response to that lawsuit, Travolta's spokesman pointed out that the actor was not even in Los Angeles, but on the US East Coast at the time, and called the allegations "a complete fiction and fabrication."
On Tuesday, Travolta's lawyer Martin Singer weighed in after similar allegations were made in a second lawsuit, filed by the same lawyer based in Pasadena, just outside Los Angeles.
The new lawsuit, filed in the name of "John Doe 1" and "John Doe 2," and also seeking US$2 million, claims that Travolta tried to engaged in sexual activity with a male masseur on January 28 in a hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
"This second anonymous claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one," said Singer, adding it is clear the lawyer involved filed the new lawsuit after the date problem with the first action was pointed out.
"It is obvious that he checked media reports that my client was in Atlanta working on a movie," he said. "However, the claim by Doe 2 is just as fabricated as the claim by Doe 1."
Travolta's spokesman said on Monday the star will sue the attorney involved and the plaintiff for malicious prosecution.