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John Travolta

DENIES Sexually Assaulting

Cruise Ship Worker

8/4/2012 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0804_john_travolta_tmzJohn Travolta has fired back at the cruise ship worker who claims Travolta sexually assaulted him in 2009 ... filing docs yesterday claiming the worker is LYING and made the whole sordid story up.

As TMZ first reported, Fabian Zanzi claims that Travolta exposed himself during a neck massage aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ... and offered to pay him $12,000 to keep the incident quiet. Zanzi detailed his allegations back on video in June (see below).

In court docs filed yesterday by legal pitbull Marty Singer ... Travolta admits to being on the cruise ... but denies all the allegations of misconduct against him.

Travolta also reiterates his point that Zanzi filed a report with Royal Caribbean over the alleged incident when it happened ... but failed to mention any of the sexual details.

Travolta wants the lawsuit dismissed and for Zanzi to pay his attorney's fees.



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JANDEAN61    

brian jonestown massacre

718 days ago
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realitychecker    

If the masseuse left out the sexual details (when he reported "it" to Royal Caribbean), what the hell did he report?

718 days ago
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greatwhiteknight    

And this is news?

718 days ago
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Gretel    

What I think we have here is the male equivalent of the female pregnancy from a celeb for the 18-year paycheck. The women do anything they can to get pregnant and the men do anything they can to be seductive or at least get the semblance of a compromising position for their payday.

718 days ago
5.

DaveT    

Of course Travolta denies it, it never happened.
John's not gay and if he was and wanted to stay in the closet, he's much too smart to get caught so easily.

718 days ago
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CJ    

I believe the masseuse.

718 days ago
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thehoch    

Travolta is G-A-Y! I heard a story from a very, very good friend who played minor league baseball years ago, that John was seen constantly in the stands while he was shooting a movie in the same area. Needless to say he hooked up with one of the ballplayers late one night and cam crawling out of the hotel room by my friend, who also happened to be sleeping or trying to sleep next door. John I am sure is a good guy, stuck in Scientology, living a double life, which in itself is sad, but he's an actor, with lots of money and fame. At the end of the day, I bet he goes to bed sad. Just my two cents.

718 days ago
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CoolPhosphorescentShimmer    

Of course he denied it. What's he going to do, cop (a feel) to it? I hardly think so.

And TMZ, every time a celebrity responds to some legal allegation, could you not use "FIRES BACK"? So so stupid and played out. Look up "responds" in an online thesaurus...I'll bet there are lots of alternatives.

718 days ago
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BellaBoo    

Fact is there are WAAAAAAY too many stories about Travolta out there to deny that he's gay... And when people attempt to live in denial of such a large part of their life.. well, it tends to get aggressive.

Not saying he did anything, but I don't know..

718 days ago
10.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Straight, Gay, Bi ... So what? Do you seriously think because John Travolta is gay he horndogs any male on the face of the earth? I doubt it.

718 days ago
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douglasquaid    

fabian is probably gay himself lol

718 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Enough of this coming out of the woodwork crap. If it didn't bother cruise guy enough in 2009, WTF talk about it now? Sick of Pay Day Victims. And I am even more sick of Travolta's wife who needs to gather her dignity and leave his azz.

718 days ago
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really???    

if a masseuse could sue for every time they got "hit on" we would have to triple the number of lawyers out there just to handle the cases....i mean really??

718 days ago
14.

Jennyy    

This makes nonsense. Why would someone who has the money and transportation to go anywhere in the world and get the top of the line services with complete secrecy have to call someone from Craig's list or any other public list, and then blatantly sexually assault the guy? Someone who has been hiding in the closet for so long would not make such stupid mistakes with total strangers.

718 days ago
15.

Rob    

Hey, TMZ....

Clint Eastwood endorsed Romney.... breaking news, you know?

I'm going to go get a Chic-Fil-a sandwitch and celebrate!

718 days ago
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