Skip to comments.John Travolta's 'inappropriate behavior' got him tossed from Peninsula Hotel's massage spa
Posted on 05/12/2012 4:00:00 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
John Travolta's 'inappropriate behavior' got him tossed from Peninsula Hotel's massage spa: staff Travoltas stay on the blacklist was about three years, and followed a complaint to the hotels bosses, said Michael Caputo, a one-time Peninsula masseur
Staff at the swank Peninsula Hotel claimed John Travolta was banned after several creepy run-ins with the spas male employees.
But the temporary ban in the early 2000s was eventually lifted and the Pulp Fiction star was welcomed back, says a former staff member.
Travolta was banished to the Fifth Ave. hotels no-thigh zone after his inappropriate antics led to an insurrection, said Michael Caputo, a one-time Peninsula masseur.
Travolta would always request a man for his massage, but after a while no one would take him because of his inappropriate behavior, Caputo said.
It got to the point where they couldnt find any men to take him, and they had to ban him, recalled the masseur known as Magic Mike, who claimed he worked at the Peninsula from 1992-2008.
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I didn't want to read that, but it's his word, right?
In a perverse way, there appear to be pangs of conscience over what he did, driving him to prove something, to prove that they’re no better than him, that they’ll do it for money too.
Forgive the damaged, willfully sinful men who tempted you into this, John. Forgive yourself for being weak and succumbing to the sin. Swear it off, ask for and receive His forgiveness, become a new creature in God. Lift you burden up to Him and know that there will be justice, maybe not in this world, but there will be.
Join your fellow child actor laboring alone to expose this nest of sexual predation. They’re trying to destroy you now anyway, after concealing your wrong behavior all these years. You have nothing to lose and an eternity to gain.
They complained that he was making them work their fingers to the bone.
Yeah, but those long finger nails are a pain in the as$..
Three men in a tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
Or John Travolta and two male masseurs?
Really, maybe it's a statement of your health that you never had to find a male PT, but don't discount their contribution to the quality of life for others.
I agree with your suspicions. The "casting couch" has always been a part of Hollywood and always will. Casting directors hold the keys to the gates of wealth and fame beyond one's wildest dreams. It is a position of incredible power and there's a line of young, beautiful people lined up around the block who will do anything asked of them just to get their foot in the door.
I'd bet if all was revealed, we'd be shocked at the names of those who in their young and hungry days performed shameful acts that opened the doors, allowing them to become the multi-millionaires they are now. And for every A-lister, there's thousands more who performed these same shameful acts just to see their careers wither away after a handful of TV commercials and non-speaking roles in failed pilots.
Your profession is a Godsend within a sea of witch doctors who want to make a buck from surgery.
And that is perfectly fine. Your preferences count, as it is your hour, your money and your body. My husband prefers the challenge of rehab and, therefore, does very little relaxation work, per se. Of course, there is a relaxation component even in a medical massage, but it is usually a side effect.
BTW, “masseuse” is female. “Masseur” is male. Today, the preferred term is “massage therapist”.
There is more than enough work for everyone, which is why massage has developed so many different modalities. Most of the relaxation therapists will refer the medical work out and the medical practitioners will do the same for relaxation or energy work. Some women can handle the medical work, but in our area, the males almost all do deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy and sports massage and have advanced training in those areas. It is mainly a question of sustaining the practice over a long period of time. Female connective tissue begins to weaken after menopause and a lot of women retire in their early 50s or switch to energy work. My husband works on many of the female therapists in our area. My own hands gave out at 63, when I retired from actual practice.
It was flacid before it was soft.....
John Travolta “bi” ?
Well, you know what they say, if you play for both teams, you get more ice time.
This is how I processed the allegations as well. If the allegations are true, I don't necessarily think Travolta is gay, but rather sadistic. A man of great wealth and power who is subjecting young males to the same indignities he himself was subjected to. A classic cycle of abuse.
There is a problem now, because the medical guidelines are written so that a PT is very limited in time spent and area covered for any actual hands on work. They almost have to be in private practice and also licensed as massage therapists to do the necessary work.
In our area, the hospitals hire MTs, charge the time out at PT levels, pay the MTs very little and the patient still has to make a co-pay that is more than the going rate locally for a full hour of neuromuscular therapy. The charges from the hospitals are outrageous. Not even the PTs see the full fee charged.
Its good for the private practice medical massage therapists, but it does limit the availability of soft tissue rehab work for the public.
Your personal anecdote is typical of my husband’s clients. IMO, it is just an essential medical modality and as the population not only ages, but keeps working into their 60s and beyond, medical massage will continue to be utilized by more and more and people.
Yep, that is absolutely true.
The prognosis for surgery is not great, considering that you have already had the structure changed beyond any chance for ever going back. For myself, I would always prefer to keep utilizing soft tissue work and consider surgery a very last resort.
Then, there is the consideration of long term drug usage. As one of our referring docs says: “All drugs are poisons with beneficial side effects, which is why they should be used sparingly.”
Thanks for the positive comment.
Actually, I thought about it some more.
Seems like some rich, powerful men made Travolta submit to their whims when he was young and vulnerable. Now he is rich and famous and he is going after young, relatively poor, males who likely remind him of himself when he was their age. In short, his real fantasy is to give what he received so long ago.
Pathetic and sick.
Yours may be.
Viagra may help with that.
Do not contact your massage therapist if it lasts more than 4 hours.
And self propagating evidently.
The "Church" will never let that happen.
Nothing new in Hollywood. Hollywood makes Sodom and Gomorrah look like Mayberry.
Yep. And I think what happened with Cruise is once he did the “deed” he was cast in these teen flicks but one became a monster hit, Risky Business, and that is why his career took off. Otherwise like you said, he would have disappeared.
I can think of a ton of those teen flicks I saw when I was a kid, and almost all of those kid actors in them I never saw again simply because they weren’t in hit movies.
Oh yeah and another thing is the drugs. My old girlfriend had a brother who did lighting in movies and he told me one day “just think of any A lister and 90% they do hard drugs. They sit in their trailers and all you hear all day is sniiiiif sniiiiff”.
That I didn’t believe too much until 10 years later there was this biker bar in this sleazy part of Manhattan that all these A list celebs were hitting. Harrison Ford, julia Roberts, Darryl Hannah, Drew Barrymore, just name it. Even Paul McCartney if you can believe it. It was in the paper the next day. And look at this, out of curiousity I googled it and here it is...
And nobody could figure out why all these stars were going there. Until it was revealed the owner was a coke dealer! LOL! Who ODed on the stuff BTW. And after he did, no more celebs went there. No more dealer mo more drugs.
That’s why I think all these idiots were going down to visit Castro as well. He was setting them up with the good stuff. Naomi Cambell and Kate Moss went down there to visit him, obviously because they are sooo interested in socialism. Yeah right. Castro was trading coke for praise which BTW is why I believe Oliver Stone was so fanatical about him. Stone is a huge fan of the white stuff besides being a lefty. I suspect the same deal is going on with Sean Penn and Chavez. To me it didn’t make sense these meetings. I mean yeah OK, they are into socialism, but I don’t go and visit Wall street because I’m into capitalism. No, there is something else going on there and to me it’s the drugs. They are selling praise for coke. They betray their country so they can get high.
I just don’t get massages, unless my wife wants to give me one. I don’t care for guys touching me, and I feel sorry for any woman that has to knead my beat-up old bones. (My wife thinks I look fine, but I think her vision is going.)
lol lol what a wack (off) job. At least Tom Cruise kept it on the very very down low. While J Tr let it all hang out with the peasants
The masseusse who’s suing him says that’s what Travolta told him. Stories like this have been talked about for years, the Hollywood Casting Couch. Celebrities laugh it off and say that’s the old Hollywood but really, why would anything change? It seems that’s the way some things get done in the movies and the music business. I do sort of feel sorry for him and the others, who felt it was the only way they could get their chance at fame. It must be terrible to feel that desperate.
Well, that’s usually the excuse that child abusers use. “The cycle of abuse”, they do to others what was done to them. It truly is pathetic.
I sense that’s why the Church of Scientology targets these guys, they prey upon the tremendous guilt they feel.
He probably did or said something to make the Church of Scientology angry.
He faced a similar accusation previously. It was said he was on the outs with the COS and as soon as he returned to the fold the homosexual accusations ended.
I wonder when I read those if they are aimed more at the court of public opinion rather than a court of law. I suspect the former.
I suspect the management of the Peninsula Hotel will soon get a visit from the Church’s lawyers.
Bangkok’s Peninsula Hotel is a gorgeous place, and is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world.
Staying there is an opulent treat, and not to be missed for anyone who has a chance.
The facilities and staff are magnificent.
Join your fellow child actor laboring alone to expose this nest of sexual predation.
Each Freeper has a perfect right to express their particular reaction. To laugh it all off could be said to be a healthy way of somehow defusing a very sad situation. There are those who may feel an inner sadness, myself included. I hope such feelings do not run counter to the general train of thought here.
I have read "Dreams From My Father" said to be the thoughts of a then Senator Obama. I ask myself again and again as I read the so-called poem about "Pops", is it just a mere incident in his past? I remember the "innocent" young girl in the sitcom, "Gilligan's Island". She related that having very little demand after that sitcom ended, she was invited to the house of a Hollywood mogul. She was asked to share the mogul's bed with his wife for a "threesome". She had a breakdown and ran from it. I read where a child star was going for an interview with a mogul and he exposed himself to her. Was it the immortal Shirley? I cannot remember.
Your plea for forgiveness of the "damaged, willfully sinful men", is, of course, quite proper in the Christian way of things. Somehow I do deviate though. Pedophiles should be chemically castrated. Apart from that, I would like to see a Congressional inquiry into Hollywood. This after the thunder of the next presidential election is over.
Bring the whole thing out into the harsh light of day. (Forgive the rant).
It does make you wonder, whenever you watch any movie or TV show and you see the actors, you have to ask the question, what did they have to do along the way in order to get those roles.
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