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John Travolta

Ex-Cruise Worker Claims

Actor Wanted Neck Massage ... and More

5/14/2012 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0514_travolta_report_Document-LaunchJohn Travolta asked a room steward on a Royal Caribbean cruise line to give him a neck massage in his stateroom back in 2009  ... this according to an official incident report obtained by TMZ, but the documents don't mention anything about any overt sexual overture on Travolta's part.

The steward, Fabian Zanzi, claims he was delivering something to Travolta's stateroom when the actor asked him for a neck massage. Although the report doesn't expressly name Travolta, we've confirmed the actor was indeed the guest in question.

Fabian claimed he obliged -- and Travolta "then told him he was a beautiful person and invited him to return to visit him later that night."

Fabian claimed he refused because of a strict company policy banning RC employees from fraternizing with guests.

Fabian reported the incident and was disciplined for the neck massage, which is a violation of the no-fraternization rule. He subsequently left the company.

Fabian now says the encounter was much more than described in the incident report, claiming Travolta opened his robe and gave him a big hug while his penis was erect ... and offered him $12,000 for sex and silence. 

The video of Fabian (above) was shot yesterday.

Travolta's attorney Marty Singer tells TMZ, "The incident report now confirms Mr. Zanzi fabricated his story about my client. He never stated that my client did anything wrong. Obviously, if he had engaged in any inappropriate conduct he would have reported it to his supervisors."

A rep for Royal Caribbean tells TMZ, "Fabian Zanzi worked for Royal Caribbean International from October 2003 until May 2011 on various ships. In June 2009, Mr. Zanzi was working as a Room Service Phone Operator onboard Enchantment of the Seas."

The rep claims Fabian was NOT fired by the cruise company, but rather resigned on May 18, 2011 -- two years after the alleged incident.


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Travolta wanted a neck message and then wanted to give him one in return.

891 days ago

Hey Girl Haaay    

This is getting so old. These people are pathetic. Leave Travolta alone.

891 days ago


Captain! The Wulkan man name Trawolta try to ewacuwate my ship!

891 days ago


All aboard the Gravy Train!

891 days ago

Pudding Tang    

here we go again with travolta and his perpetual homo tugenensis

891 days ago


He lying alright (the steward) but it's not about the encounter rather taking it in the a$$ for 12K. ;-)

891 days ago


Maybe John is gay but would he do something like that carelessly? I mean doesnt he know these people would scam the money out of him? These people are pathetic. fake. dishonest about what happened. I wish the law is not giving them one cent!

891 days ago


Sounds like Fabian was pissed about being disciplined for reporting the incident (I would be, too), but I think he's trying to cash in on this a little too late in the game. I find the report interesting - he said Travolta told him he was a beautiful man and invited him back to come back to his room later. So whether he ended up disrobing and hugging Fabian is beside the point. Clearly, Johnny wanted a little more from Fabian than just a few bottles of Perrier.

891 days ago


Harvey/tmz will milk this for as long as they can.

891 days ago


Think about it....he wouldn't be on a public Royal Caribbean cruise. He has a yacht. This story is a joke....he's just mad he lost his job.

891 days ago


Who the heck is LYING. John or the other people? I have this feeling John would do something like this... i just dont know why

891 days ago


This happened in 2009 and he never told anyone? Plus we are to believe that Travolta opened his robe and gave him a big hug while his penis was erect and when the guy was fired he said nothing??????

891 days ago


Sounds like Travolta's M.O. is to test the waters with an innocent massage and if the guy goes for it it's a green light to escalate into sex. There are countless incidents of this that you can read online for it not to be true. My guess is he already paid off the first guy as he dropped off claiming the wrong date. **wink** **wink** I'll bet JT has gotten a little more careful now and makes sure the guy is gay first and won't sue later, before waving his weenie.

891 days ago


THINK ABOUT IT....why the heck would Travolta be on a Royal Caribbean cruise? I'm sure someone of his status would have his own yacht...or would cruise on a fancier liner. This story makes no sense - I think the steward is just pi$$ed he lost his job.

891 days ago


This guy is very very credible. I believe him 100% And to think he lost his job because of Travolta.

891 days ago
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