John Travolta denies sexually assaulting cruise ship worker
“Saturday Night Fever” star John Travolta has fired back at the cruise ship worker who claims that the actor sexually assaulted him.
According to reports, Marty Singer — the powerful Los Angeles lawyer of John Travolta — filed legal docs on Friday, where the actor requested the lawsuit filed by former Royal Caribbean employee Fabian Zanzi be dismissed and that Zanzi should cough up money for legal fees. The legal docs also stated that Travolta admitted being on the 2009 cruise where the alleged sexual assault occurred. However, the 58-year-old actor denied all of the misconduct claims Fabian Zanzi is throwing his way.
Previous reports have stated that Fabian Zanzi made his shocking allegations back in May, claiming that the sexual assault happened when he worked as a room service operator for Royal Caribbean International back in 2009 and made a delivery to the actor’s stateroom.
Fabian Zanzi is said to be among a steady stream of men who took a step forward earlier this year with accusations against John Travolta — including a gym employee and three masseurs.
Zanzi, who is suing for unspecified damages, claimed that the “Pulp Fiction” star asked for a neck massage, and when he reached over to comply to his request, John Travolta allegedly dropped his robe and exposed his erect genitals.
The Chilean-born worker said that he resisted, then John Travolta subsequently offered him $12,000 to keep his silence on the matter.
It was also reported that Fabian Zanzi never mentioned many of the details when he went to the cruise ship management to complain, and now he claims that the Royal Caribbean International did not allow him to write any details regarding nudity or sexual contact.
Now, Travolta’s lawyer Marty Singer drew attention to this in a strongly worded statement. Singer said, “This is another ludicrous lawsuit with inane claims. It is obvious that Mr. Zanzi and his lawyers are looking for their 15 minutes of fame.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.”
Singer added, “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 lawsuit.”
“We are confident that my client will prevail on the merits and that he will be completely vindicated in court,” Singer concluded.
Marty Singer was referring to an employee discipline form where it is stated that Fabian Zanzi admitted to superiors at Royal Caribbean International he rubbed the neck of John Travolta, but then refused his request that he return later.