The Pulp Fiction star, 63, was accused of groping a male masseur, then aged 21, on his "bare buttocks, exposing himself, and making lewd suggestions" according to a police report obtained by RadarOnline, according to The Daily Beast. The spa employee said that he replaced the towel to cover Travolta's buttocks every time the actor removed it.
After the massage, Travolta booked a "Citrus Scrub" from the spa employee and they went in another room to perform the treatment.
Following the scrub, the pair moved into the steam room, "where Travolta asked if he would accompany him, so he wouldn't have to sit alone".
He said shortly afterward, Travolta removed his towel and was nude. He then offered to massage the masseur.
As the man lay on his stomach, "Travolta reached under his towel and began to rub his inner thigh".
As the masseur was packing up his massage table that had been set up in Travolta's room, he claimed the actor peppered him with suggestive queries, including "what he would do if he ever had sexual encounter with another man", and added "if so, tell him what he would do so [Travolta] could have something to fantasize about'". Travolta followed him and offered to "soap up" his back while he showered.
The masseur reported the incident to the Palm Springs Sheriff's Department.
He allegedly told John to "immediately leave the hotel" and "persuaded the hotel it was in their best interest to get their employee to drop the criminal charges, and any civil claims, and to persuade the police not to investigate because it was just a misunderstanding". The office concluded in the report that "he told me he made no advances toward Travolta, and didn't say anything to lead him on".
Travolta had already checked out of the hotel by the time police arrived.
The report into the incident at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs on February 15, 2000, accused Travolta of "sexual battery" but police eventually found the "details do not meet the elements of battery. or 'sexual battery'".
This is not a first for the actor, who was accused of sexually harassing another masseur in 2012. However, Travolta's ex manager Jonathan Krane, who died in August 2016, allegedly corroborated the account in private diaries viewed by Radar Online.
After the session was over, Travolta allegedly touched the man's scrotum and penis.