Costner accused of massage sex act
The Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves actor was staying at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Fife, in October 2004 for a celebrity golf tournament. He allegedly behaved strangely during massage sessions and on one occasion dropped his towel and indulged in the "disgusting" act.
A former masseuse at the hotel – who still cannot be named – made the allegations last month during an employment tribunal. She said she was sacked from her job after angering bosses by complaining about Costner's behaviour.
"He abused me and I considered that a criminal act," she told the tribunal. "It was disgusting and, even though he was a Hollywood superstar, I couldn't believe he thought he could get away with something like that."
During the hearing legal restrictions meant Costner could not be named, but now the hotel has reached a settlement with the 34-year-old. Tribunal chairman Nicol Hosie decided there was no reason why the star and the hotel should not be identified.