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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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31.

MC    

Everybody knows John Travolta is gay. If he'd come out of the closet he could avoid all of these lawsuits. Doth protest too much is all I have to say.

721 days ago
32.

sunnyjazzislove    

Well, at first I didn't believe it, but Fabian is quite convincing.
Either he's telling the truth or he's an amazing liar.

721 days ago
33.

Belizeanborn    

Is it just me or does travolta looks like jerry sandusky. Ewwww!

721 days ago
34.

Phreaky    

In comments unusually candid for a celebrity discussing another star, Carrie Fisher dropped a bombshell in a new interview, saying that everyone knows John Travolta is gay.

Travolta has been followed by gay rumors and reports since the late 1980s. He has always denied them and has enlisted his legal team to help squelch them.
But Fisher, speaking to the Advocate, showed no fear in addressing the topic.

The interviewer asked: “I know you and Travolta go way back, so let’s get really blunt here: Does his (Travolta’s) legal team have any business demanding Gawker remove a recent post suggesting that he’s given (bleep) jobs?”

Fisher answered: “Wow! I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don’t care. Look, I’m sorry that he’s uncomfortable with it, and that’s all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be.”

The Advocate also notes that in 2009 Fisher gave this statement for a piece about 10 Things gay men should know about women: “We don’t really care that John Travolta is gay.”

721 days ago
35.

Phreaky    

Travolta was first publicly called gay by porn star Paul Barresi who gave a tell-all interview about an alleged gay relationship with Travolta in the 1980s. He later recanted that story and subsequently said the story was true. Other men have come forward alleging sexual contact with John, who recently became a father again with wife Kelly Preston giving birth to son Benjamin.

The actor has raised eyebrows with his behavior, including kissing male staff members on the lips. But beyond that there have been consistent and numerous allegations by men who say the actor either pursued them sexually or indulged in gay sexual acts.

A new book has drawn heavy fire from Travolta’s legal team as the author alleges to have direct knowledge of Travolta leading a secret gay life.

721 days ago
36.

robert chowaniec    

I like john but I always knew he had a little sugar in his step.

721 days ago
37.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Where are the words "slander," and "defamation" of character at? Isn't that the usual lingo used by Attorney's when a celebrity is being accused of something they didn't do? JT just wants his Attorney fees paid, because the guy is lying? His word against JT's I guess. Sounds a little fishy to me.

721 days ago
38.

KB    

U better believe Johnny was naughty. Marty Singer doesn't represent the innocent. He gets people off! Perhaps this is why Johnny T likes him so much. He helps him "get off"

721 days ago
39.

seamus     

Read You'll Never Spa in this Town Again and you will see Travolta in a different light. no one should have to hide their sexuality but it does not give you right right to be a pig no matter your sexual inclinations are. If this book is true, very very sad for everyone involved.For the record I have met Travolta in the Hamptons and have to say he was soooo nice. What ever the truth will come out.

721 days ago
40.

big'un    

Who really cares if he is, if he isn't. Just gossip. Now if someone gets pic's of him in pink tights, black boots and hat dancing to the village people's YMCA with some guy that's different, let's talk about something good like, I heard from a friend of a friend who has a friend that once saw a movie some place somewhere an thinks he saw Tom Cruise there holding hands with what looked like a male space alien. That's some good stuff right there.

721 days ago
41.

Ann    

John it time to come out , do it at Chick-fil-A

721 days ago
42.

Mazor    

He can sic as many Scientologist lawyers as he wants on his victims, it won't matter. John Travolta is a gay rapist.

721 days ago
43.

Silvie    

another "so-called payday victim" trying to make a quick buck! Go away LOSER and find someone else to pick on!! JT and his family have suffered enough!! This country loves them and you are trying to take advantage of his fame and fortune!

721 days ago
44.

Abe    

John Travolta didn't sexually assault that cruise ship worker.
And the Pope didn't say his prayers this morning either.

721 days ago
45.

Barbara    

I see DAVET from COS is on here today...he supports TCruise too...lol

I think John is Bi myself...and I remember my youngest son coming home from a job as a bus boy here in Monterey, being shocked by john and his lover at the time showing PDA at the table.

721 days ago
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