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John Travolta's 'inappropriate behavior' got him tossed from Peninsula Hotel's massage spa
http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 5/12/12 | By Matthew Lysiak, Nancy Dillon AND Larry Mcshane

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 Travolta’s stay on the blacklist was about three years, and followed a complaint to the hotel’s 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 spa’s 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. hotel’s “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 couldn’t 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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To: rabidralph
Apparently, he was.

I didn't want to read that, but it's his word, right?

51 posted on 05/12/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.


52 posted on 05/12/2012 6:34:23 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

They complained that he was making them work their fingers to the bone.


53 posted on 05/12/2012 6:34:32 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: kanawa

Yeah, but those long finger nails are a pain in the as$..


54 posted on 05/12/2012 6:37:54 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: RichInOC

Rub-a-dub-dub,

Three men in a tub,

And who do you think they be?

The butcher, the baker,

The candlestick-maker,

Or John Travolta and two male masseurs?

55 posted on 05/12/2012 6:38:53 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: goseminoles
Simply not true. Some of the finest masseuses were Physical Therapists who specialized in either deep tissue therapy or field medical aid. One guy I knew was able to keep people who were basically disabled moving. The other was an emergency PT for the Rockettes in NYC and the Miami Dolphins. They not only helped me with pinched nerves but other friends who ran into severe soft tissue issues.

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.

56 posted on 05/12/2012 6:45:41 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I always wondered how that guy got movie parts right out of High school.

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.

57 posted on 05/12/2012 6:58:59 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: reformedliberal
#28 - thanks for sharing. Never underestimate the quality of life that you restore to people. I have many family members and friends with severe life altering injuries where the pain in some cases can be minimized via deep tissue therapy and other techniques. TENS type treatments have helped but mostly DTT.

Your profession is a Godsend within a sea of witch doctors who want to make a buck from surgery.

58 posted on 05/12/2012 6:59:14 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: rbg81

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.


59 posted on 05/12/2012 7:05:49 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: death2tyrants
”We are only trained to work on _soft_ tissue.”

It was flacid before it was soft.....

60 posted on 05/12/2012 7:06:47 AM PDT by spokeshave (If Obama is Lenin....who are Trotsky and Stalin...?)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

John Travolta “bi” ?
Well, you know what they say, if you play for both teams, you get more ice time.


61 posted on 05/12/2012 7:07:48 AM PDT by Dartman
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To: RegulatorCountry
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.

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.

62 posted on 05/12/2012 7:12:40 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Between this thread and the one on "meat glue", I think I am skipping breakfast.
63 posted on 05/12/2012 7:16:32 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Caipirabob

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.


64 posted on 05/12/2012 7:19:35 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Caipirabob

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.


65 posted on 05/12/2012 7:29:47 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Mikey_1962

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.


66 posted on 05/12/2012 7:32:10 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: spokeshave

Yours may be.

Viagra may help with that.

Do not contact your massage therapist if it lasts more than 4 hours.


67 posted on 05/12/2012 7:32:57 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: rbg81
Pathetic and sick.

And self propagating evidently.

68 posted on 05/12/2012 7:56:10 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Average Al
How long before his wife kicks his oiled *ss out? 10,9,8,.....

The "Church" will never let that happen.

69 posted on 05/12/2012 7:57:55 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rbg81
So, basically, Travolta is a male whore.

Nothing new in Hollywood. Hollywood makes Sodom and Gomorrah look like Mayberry.

70 posted on 05/12/2012 8:01:03 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Drew68

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...

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2000-03-09/news/18135812_1_linda-mccartney-groove-thing-regular-guy

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.


71 posted on 05/12/2012 8:15:25 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: mick

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.)


72 posted on 05/12/2012 8:32:10 AM PDT by joe.fralick
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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


73 posted on 05/12/2012 8:36:28 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: wideminded

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.


74 posted on 05/12/2012 9:03:18 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Vinny Barbarino has always been strange. Talented but strange.
Mr Kotter is probably not proud of his former student.
75 posted on 05/12/2012 9:09:29 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: rbg81

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.


76 posted on 05/12/2012 9:47:01 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I sense that’s why the Church of Scientology targets these guys, they prey upon the tremendous guilt they feel.


77 posted on 05/12/2012 9:48:45 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: liberalh8ter

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.


78 posted on 05/12/2012 10:36:45 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: yldstrk

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.


79 posted on 05/12/2012 11:16:48 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: formosa

I suspect the management of the Peninsula Hotel will soon get a visit from the Church’s lawyers.


80 posted on 05/12/2012 11:25:42 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.


81 posted on 05/12/2012 11:34:24 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: RegulatorCountry; Drew68
Your post #52.

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).

82 posted on 05/12/2012 12:33:57 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: RegulatorCountry

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.


83 posted on 05/12/2012 12:36:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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