John Travolta to pay settlement

2012-05-31 07:17
Los Angeles - John Travolta is reportedly in talks to agree a settlement with one of the men who accused him of sexual battery.

The Hairspray actor has been the subject of accusations from a number of male masseurs, with two filing lawsuits against him, and though the proceedings were later dropped, his legal representatives are said to be working on a financial agreement with one of the men.

A source told RadarOnline.com: "John Travolta's lawyer is currently in settlement talks with one of the accusers. The goal is to have a settlement reached very quietly and quickly because John just wants this scandal to go away.

"No money has been paid yet, but it's almost a done deal. It will be an out of court settlement and John Travolta's name won't even be in the agreement to ensure complete confidentiality, along with a clause that states if the man ever goes public with his story, he will be sued for at least twice the amount of the settlement."

'Accountable for his actions'

The accuser currently in negotiations with John's team claim he was groped by the actor within the last two years, which is within the limitations of being able to file a civil lawsuit, which he is prepared to do if a settlement isn't reached.

The source added: "If the accuser who is in talks with John's lawyer right now is unable to reach a settlement, he is absolutely prepared to file a lawsuit against him.

"The man isn't intimidated by John's celebrity status and just wants the actor to be held accountable for his actions."

John - who has children Ella Bleu, 12, and 18-month-old Benjamin with wife Kelly Preston - has vehemently denied the allegations against him.

Comments

  • jasmine.davids2 - 2012-05-31 07:53

    why even settle out of court if it's not true let them say whatever they want but now with him doing that it's like a admission of guilt soon there'll be more jumping on that wagon

      Lynn - 2012-05-31 18:43

      Reminds me of Michael Jackson when he paid out a Child Molestation charge to keep it quiet!! Why pay if there is no truth???

  • Fredster - 2012-05-31 08:18

    Amazing that when this started, the media refered to him as the Pulp Fiction star, and now he is the Hairspray star...LOL

  • Provence - 2012-05-31 09:37

    An admission of guilt payment!! Well, at least he has admitted what he gets up to when his beautiful wife lies awake at night wishing he was beside her. Each person makes their own bed and sleeps in it. Choices, choices, choices.

  • Anthea - 2012-05-31 09:54

    Funny how "just wants the actor to be held accountable for his actions" always involves a large chunk of cash changing hands. Why can't a public apology do the trick?

      barb.magill - 2012-05-31 17:36

      I quite agree with Anthea! an apology would have be made if he was visiting another masseur who was an ordinary bloke without a stash of money!

  • Preshen - 2012-05-31 12:57

    Sex sells and John must pay

      vlarismam - 2012-05-31 14:24

      Ag shame man! Sounds like he didn't even get to play!

  • barb.magill - 2012-05-31 17:31

    If it was done by a commoner, there would be no lawsuit! It is obviously to get money, greedy so and so!! Hope John does not give him too much as it would be admitting it, even though he is denying it!

  • Mosa Nkoane Libra - 2012-05-31 19:32

    enough with this scandal.....the truth has came out and no more denying. John Travolta, you are guilty!!! sure as hell would never give a dime if his innoscent. whats funny is that, they say if the guy takes the whole story to public he'll be sued twice the cash he got from the settlement

      Charles - 2012-06-07 14:27

      Damned if he does and damned if he don't. Oviously you don't know how the justice system works, even in America. If it was me I'll also pay, rather let people talk for a while than spending countless hours in court, the case will be postponed a million times. People are gonna believe what they want to anyhow. If you really had a case, and you want the person to be held accountable, you would make a criminal case, not a civil one.

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