Fabian Zanzi alleges actor sexually assaulted him on ship in 2009
It’s another week and another lawsuit filed against John Travolta.
Fabian Zanzi, a former Royal Caribbean Cruise Line steward, is seeking unspecified damages stemming from an alleged incident on a 2009 cruise.
Zanzi claims that when he brought food to Travolta on the ship, the actor asked for a neck massage. He said that when he reached for Travolta’s neck, the star took off his robe and forcefully hugged the employee, according to TMZ.com.
He also alleges that Travolta him that he was ‘beautiful’ then said, ‘Take me, I will take care of you, please.’
Zanzi, who said his bosses did nothing after he reported the accident, claims Travolta offered him $12,000 to keep quiet.
It’s the latest in a series of sexual harassment-related legal troubles for the star of such films as Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Urban Cowboy and Pulp Fiction.
Two male masseurs are also accusing Travolta of sexual harassment. They filed lawsuits amid a storm of publicity then quietly dropped them. They have since enlisted the services of famed attorney Gloria Allred but have yet to refile their lawsuits.
In other Travolta legal news, the author of a self-published book called You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court last week against Travolta and his attorney, Marty Singer.
Robert Randolph is seeking unspecified damages and charges that the pair harmed his reputation with false statements and hurt the sales of his book which alleges he had sexual encounters with Travolta and other celebrities.
Singer has denied all allegations.