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John Travolta

Cruise Ship Assault Suit

Mysteriously Dropped

2/6/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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John Travolta is officially off the hook in an alleged high seas assault -- the cruise ship employee who sued him agreed to drop the matter ... just 2 days after a judge ruled the case would be argued in open court.

As TMZ first reported, Fabian Zanzi sued Travolta last June ... accusing the actor of exposing his penis in his stateroom, and hugging Zanzi during a 2009 Royal Caribbean cruise.

But on Friday a federal judge shut down Travolta's attempt to handle the case in arbitration, instead of going to trial. The judge's decision essentially left Travolta's attorneys with 2 options -- go through a messy public trial ... or reach a settlement with Zanzi.

The case was dismissed on Monday, but terms were not disclosed -- so it's unclear if Travolta made a financial settlement with Zanzi.

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1.

Parker    

Wonder how much it cost

569 days ago
2.

momofthree    

Who doesn't know he's gay? I wish he'd just come out. I feel sorry for him.

569 days ago
3.

Miss Mary    

Something fishy going on . . .

569 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Looks like Travolta finds the Euro-dude panties quite fetching.

569 days ago
5.

Ashley     

john just come out............be who you really are
the whole world knows the truth..
you being gay is not a crime

569 days ago
6.

whazup    

Blind Gossip has all the details on the financial settlement!!! TMZ probably doesn't want to get sued for revealing what really happened.

569 days ago
7.

dena2cents    

Johnny boy musta hooked up the $$$$$$$$$ lol

569 days ago
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KWDragon    

C'mon! You know it cost big. BlindGossip has a blind that puts the (possible settlement) figure at $1.75M. That's a lot of bucks for bad behavior.

569 days ago
9.

Youphemism    

"...so it's unclear if Travolta made a financial settlement with Zanzi."

Funny. I would conclude just the opposite. (Btw, it's "whether," not "if.")

569 days ago
10.

SheisHot    

Can you say "out of court settlement"?

569 days ago
11.

copco777    

I don't know how his wife stays with him......so disgusting to imagine where his goods have been.

569 days ago
12.

Phreaky    

LMAO there is no Mystery. Travolta wrote a huge check to make it go away.

569 days ago
13.

whateveryou    

Seriously if he's innocent of the charge (meaning this specfic one) why settle with the guy. Let him go to court & make a fool of himself. If he's guilty, have enough respect for the Ms. to tell the truth & leave. Why live a lie? If he's guilty & J.T. thinks telling Kelly the truth would hurt her,what does he think he's doing letting her defend a shame marriage? I hate that they lost their son, very sad. & if course I don't know the truth about the guy, but what Carrie Fisher said about - "We all knew ..." odd that someone who cares for J.T. would say that in such a public way.

569 days ago
14.

billybob    

I have absolutely no doubt that Travolta heard some voices from Ron Hubbard in his head that told him to pay and fall quiet about that. Scientology does not want to be connected with bisexual pervert Hollywood-Idiots, not officially at least...

569 days ago
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Wow ...    

Isn't it funny how quickly lawsuits end? Especially since a the plaintiff had a victory on Friday. Me thinks John is trying too damn hard to cover his life up, but why? Why not come out - the truth will shall set you free.

569 days ago
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