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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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This story is getting old and the accusers are being viewed as wanting nothing but their 15 minutes of fame and of course $$. Why would anyone wait for 2 years to report this instance? Why not report it right away, if true. Also it's hard to believe a man of John's stature would be so careless as to approach a cruise ships crew. If he has gay tendencies i'm sure he could find someone who oblige and keep their mouth's shut.

859 days ago


Where there is smoke, there is fire. Just too many allegations to just have people make all this up and humiliate themselves in public. Most Hollywood stars are dysfunctional, perverts, vain, and liberal.

859 days ago


They be coming out of the woodwork now. JT is a freak !!

859 days ago


Travolta never wanted squat, this is just another selfish individual who wants to take someone else's money in the form of a lawsuit award.
But no worries, the entire Travolta-gay parade....get parade!...will be over in less than a month.
Nobody will care and the media won't float it any longer than it makes money. Next.

859 days ago


Remember that picture that circulated a few years ago of Travolta kissing a guy who was boarding an airplane? I always thought it was photoshopped or something, but now I know it was real.

859 days ago


All of these types of reports are making me never want a massage. I will never pay for a massage if this is how massage therapists act. Sincerely.

859 days ago


Rofl all I can do at this

859 days ago


All these people trying to get money from John Trovolta. They are like a pack of wolves. So what if John is bi or homo sexual. This such bunch of crap, considering that all gays are bring out people for saying anything that is unjust or does not fit their way of thinking. This man has a family people ... just stop the madness. John Trovolta is a great, great actor. That is all the public needs to know. I personally do not care what people say. I do not and will not ever believe people that are all trying to get money .... not to tell. This is absolutely nuts.

859 days ago

Hot Farts    

Kelly knows and, once again, everyone in entertainment knows that she has boyfriends

859 days ago


Travolta has to much class to pull a cheap trick like that.

859 days ago

Pete Beau    

it's old news that johnny likes them big and black, and trolls spas, bath houses and anywhere else gays DON'T patronize b/c we aren't closet cases....and have nothing to hide...johnny, on the other "hand"...has alot to loose should his wanderings b/c johnny run...

859 days ago

the sea    

What the hell was Travolta doing on a Royal Caribbean cruise?

859 days ago


Didn't you get in this line of work to feel manatomy?
and Mr. Ship Steward, that yellow jumper makes you very, very suspect and don't mean of lying.

859 days ago


I have never been a fan of Travolta's. Interestingly, it looks as if the "Written Reprimand" is copied onto Royal Caribbean letterhead. It's a bit tilted on the page, yet the letterhead is perfectly straight. Since when wont a high dollar hotel bring booze to your room? The entire do***ent says "Hotel Services". Also why would this Room Service Operator tell his supervisors about the neck rub if it would get him in trouble? If I were worried that Travolta would be angry and tell my superiors, I'd wait on telling on myself and scream the whole saga if Travolta squealed on me. I'm calling BS on this one

859 days ago


Until he's caught with George Michael in a public washroom, I'm not believing it...

859 days ago
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