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John Travolta faces more masseur abuse claims

John Travolta with wife Kelly Preston
Image caption Travolta has been married to actress Kelly Preston since 1991

John Travolta faces fresh allegations of sexual assault after a second male masseur joined the $2 million (£1.23m) legal action against him.

In amended court documents filed on Tuesday, the unidentified man claimed the Grease star tried to initiate sex at a hotel in Atlanta on 28 January.

The new accusation follows allegations that he sexually assaulted a masseur at the Beverly Hills Hotel on 16 January.

Travolta's lawyer called the new claim "just as ridiculous as the first one".

"Our client will be fully vindicated in court on both of these absurd and fictional claims," said attorney Martin Singer.

The second man, a resident of Georgia, was referred to in court documents as John Doe No. 2. He claimed that Travolta rubbed his legs, touched his genitals and tried to initiate sex during a private appointment.

His claims echoed those of the first masseur, referred to as John Doe, who accused the 58-year-old of exposing himself and groping him.

Both legal actions were filed by Okorie Okorocha, a lawyer based in Pasadena just outside Los Angeles, and have been dismissed as "fabricated" by Travolta's legal representatives.

Best known for his roles in Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction, the actor has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991.

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