Los Angeles: Hollywood actor John Travolta has denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a former cruise employee in 2009 and tried to pay him to keep quiet.
A month back Fabian Zanzi, who used to work with Royal Caribbean, filed a suit against Travolta accusing him of “forcefully embracing” him while naked on a cruise.
In the documents filed on Friday, Travolta admitted he was a passenger on the cruise around June 2009, but denied engaging in any type of sexual misconduct, reported E! Online.
Zanzi described his alleged encounter with Travolta in a graphic, 16-page lawsuit, which said Travolta forced him to engage in contact that was “nonconsensual, inappropriate, extreme and outrageous,” when he was supposedly appointed as Travolta’s personal suite attendant on a cruise.
The lawsuit also alleged that Travolta offered Zanzi $ 12,000 to keep quiet about the incident. Travolta’s response denied that allegation, as well.
Travolta is asking that the lawsuit be dismissed and for Zanzi to pay his attorney’s fees.