John Travolta is being sued by a cruise
ship steward who claims the actor attempted to initiate sex with him.
Fabian Zanzi, a former Royal Caribbean
cruise line steward, claims he refused $12,000 to have sex with
Zanzi, a Chile native, told Spanish
that Travolta “had something on his neck. I thought it was a fuzz.
As I approached, he took off his white coat and was naked. He
hugged me and asked me to do a massage.” The incident allegedly
took place in 2009.
According to TMZ.com,
Zanzi is suing Travolta for unspecified damages.
The Pulp Fiction star is facing
similar accusations from two male masseurs. And last week, an author
who claims he has seen Travolta
having sex with other men filed a lawsuit against the actor and
his lawyer, Marty Singer.
Singer called the allegations
“ludicrous” and “inane” in a statement.
“It is obvious that Mr. Zanzi and his
lawyers are looking for their 15 minutes of fame,” Singer said.
“The lawsuit's ridiculous claims are
completely contradicted by what Mr. Zanzi told his employer back in
2009 when he was being disciplined for his own violations of company
policy. In his handwritten report three years ago, the only physical
contact he claimed occurred was allegedly touching my client's neck.
The inappropriate conduct he alleges in his lawsuit is absent from
his written report he submitted at the time. That glaring omission
speaks volumes. Also calling his credibility into question is his
dubious allegation that his employer supposedly restrained him in a
room on the cruise ship for five days, yet after that supposedly
occurred, Mr. Zanzi continued to work for Royal Caribbean for years,
on multiple ships. Now, after waiting three years, and after getting
paid to tell his story to the media, Mr. Zanzi has filed this absurd
“We are confident that my client will
prevail on the merits and that he will be completely vindicated in
court,” he added.