What happens next in case against John Travolta?
Dr. Keith Ablow examines claims against actor
- Duration 7:21
- Date May 15, 2012
Dr. Keith Ablow examines claims against actor
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Plus -- claims of inappropriate behavior today involving Hollywood icon John Travolta.
A former cruise ship worker is now speaking out publicly against the actor.
That's the latest in a series of claims about mr.
Travolta allegedly engaging in sexual misconduct.
In an interview posted on the celebrity web site TMC a former room Steward on a Royal Caribbean cruise line.
Says he -- to Travolta's room to give the star and neck massage and things went downhill from there.
The -- claims Travolta told him quote he was a beautiful person and invited him to return to visit him later that night.
Even offering the -- money to keep quiet.
Travolta's lawyer denies that account any other allegations against the actor.
So what are we to make of that's moments ago I asked psychiatrist doctor keep that -- about a he's a member of our Fox News medical eighteen.
Team doctor out last.
I think a number of us find this disturbing because.
Other than this guy most of his accusers have remained anonymous we have no way of assessing their credibility and now we -- that the first accuser who got this whole ball rolling.
Had the date wrong on which -- claimed that there was this sexual assault and now his lawyer who dropped him after that says he will not be.
Refiling to claims of a -- that this whole thing started is now gone but Travolta's reputation has taken a real hit.
We don't know whether it's true I want to start with.
What is it is what on earth would make a man like that he's so recklessly.
Well -- that as theory what if these were true then you have somebody if that were the case Megan who.
Doesn't understand that other people have boundaries he's not able to balance his own needs.
With those of others and he may project upon them all kinds of fantasies that are really coming from them as well.
So you know mr.
Travolta belongs to a religion that's tailor made.
To journey toward the sources of that kind of bad behavior pattern.
And find its roots and extinguish them that's the basis and some incidents in some measure of the religion to which she describes.
-- this same lawyer who has given so many different counts as so many different people as for his second plane -- a guy who he claims was molested by Travolta in Atlanta.
First you -- they're gonna do a private mediation and he would settle for joining 30000 now -- says there's no private mediation and you'll never sat on a I have no idea this is the same guy who shopped around a sex tape involving.
Another actor take it for what it's worth having said that.
We've got now at least at least.
Three accusers plus another guy who worked at the peninsula here in new Yorker says.
Travolta was banned from that hotel for a period of years for misbehavior.
Or attempted with -- a source.
So it allegedly there is a -- all of which is being denied by Travolta.
If this is the case stock why get married.
Why lead you know a seemingly normal you know good and and I'm I don't mean that you know being gay is -- I just mean.
You know seemingly heterosexual life waiting in seek that you may be gay and you may be attempting sexual misconduct -- source.
Well listen I mean as you know.
People who get married.
Many of them -- very high percentage find themselves looking for outlets for their sexual needs.
Some might say and other places this happens.
The the interesting thing is if we go inside the mind.
As you and I tend to do of these allegations what you find is a manhunt whether -- homosexual or heterosexual.
America seems -- -- did.
With loading the sexual indiscretions.
Of the men at present whether it's Jonathan Edwards or John Travolta.
We're obsessed with -- -- too by the way half of prostitutes we really seem.
To be tremendously interested in pushing back.
Against male sexuality wherever we can find it and I think that's concerning to.
If people have allegations they should call the police that day that our that minute that come back.
Months -- years later and say -- opened his robot like 250 grand.
But doesn't seem fair either.
Right and that didn't happen no one so far to our knowledge has filed a police report they just -- money and that leaves me -- my next question which is.
If all of this is made -- started by one plaintiff who now seems to be -- out before the case even got rolling.
What would make someone I mean just a money grab you gonna go -- you're gonna try to ruin a man's life his livelihood.
Just because you decide to randomly target him for money.
You know I'm sure there are people who are looking -- -- in the world there are frauds out there however.
It's also possible that people feel.
Legitimately as though they were pushed.
They were harmed their boundaries were violated and now they say well wait I really should get money other people are getting money for that -- they buried it at the time.
We can't know but what I will say is this it is deeply unfair.
Did come back -- -- -- one or ten people to come back.
Years later and -- these these things happen did you go to an ER because you're so traumatized do you have psychiatric records about your trauma.
Did you file a police reported the answer to all those things are no then are you just assaulting the man at present when you didn't do anything before you were an adult after.
Well that's get a question did you say no at the time did you leave the room I mean -- -- -- if there's a difference between a come on and a sexual assault.
And and less you say no I don't want this and I'm not interested in nests and you know step back.
There's a question about whether the person doing it had noticed that you viewed the actions as inappropriate.
Yes now inside the mind of John Travolta I would still say.
If these people don't prevail but if you in the -- this moment of your darkest night can say you know what.
I did I push the boundaries with those people maybe it wasn't -- maybe they didn't deserve money but I did.
Then he should follow the spiritual path he elected.
Find the roots of why he doesn't seem -- understand that these are negative behavior patterns or can't control it because you know what somehow.
I'm sure he can if you find yeah cause them to Begin with if they exist.
Last question there is so much pressure on Hollywood actors in Hollywood being -- -- and -- and accepting there's a lot of pressure they say.
Not to -- -- not to come out his day because you have to act certain roles and you know there there's talk about that Hollywood.
It could this boil -- -- -- could -- looking at a man who who is gay but is under such tremendous pressure not to allow that fact to get out that he.
Like others it across the nation has has chosen to live a life.
Shore and listen I've treated people who because they haven't been able to share their deepest feelings with people suffered panic disorder they suffer depression.
I'm -- professionally he may have thought this isn't the best move for me if if he is homosexual bisexual.
But the other thing is I think we should have Don't Ask Don't Tell as a culture -- parent I don't care if he's heterosexual homosexual yes.
You know what I don't get what it shot destroyed bit we lot of they bring down the mighty you know he's rich he's successful is -- beautiful wife and people revel in stories that would be noted sort of it is.
Heard -- a little bit like he's not getting up better than -- do -- sciences like.
It -- the Bible.
Doing it -- sex is as old as the Bible very bad form factor outlook thank you.