Cruise-Ship Worker Claims John Travolta Propositioned Him In 2009

Another man has come forward to accuse embattled actor John Travolta of propositioning him for the sex—the news here is that it wasn’t a massage worker.

Chilean Fabian Zanzi was working on a Royal Caribbean cruise in 2009 when Travolta allegedly offered him $12,000 for sex, reports the Spanish-news website “He told me he had something on his neck,” Zanzi, who was responsible for VIP guests, says. “I thought it was fuzz. As I approached, he took off his white robe and was naked He hugged me and asked me to do a massage.”

Travolta’s attorney, Marty Singer, is pooh-poohing this claim, much as they have the previous two:

“This individual is simply hopping on the bandwagon to get his 15 minutes of fame by coming up with a story for the first time with something that supposedly happened over three years ago,” Singer told the Daily News. “Nobody has ever heard from this guy before. No lawyer has contacted us.”

Um, maybe that’s because Zanzi doesn’t want anything from Travolta—he just wanted to share his story?

More witnesses are popping up to refute John Doe No. 1’s claim that the star was in L.A. on January 16—including an officer at the Westchester County airport Travolta landed at, and a costume designer on his upcoming film, Killing Season, shooting in New York at the time.

We’d give them more credence than a restaurant receipt and weird hologram-looking photo, but what do you think? Is Travolta the victim of scammers looking for a payday or does he have a serious problem keeping it in his pants?

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  • dvlaries

    “We cannot forever hide the truth of ourselves from ourselves”

  • Spike

    Cant wait for the so called proof that shows that Travolta wasn’t anywhere near the ship with the incident occurred. WTF is he doing on a Royal Caribbean any way, with all his money you would think he would charter a yacht rather then mix with a bunch of fat losers on a str8t cruise.

  • Jim

    These claims seem lame. Given Travolta’s wealth, why wouldn’t he hire a prostitute instead of hitting on random masseurs? Given all the wealthy openly and closeted gays in Hollywood, wouldn’t there be a gay version of Heidi Fleiss? LOL.

    This is sad.

  • Gigi

    @Jim: That same could have been said about George Michael. Why would George Michael have to lurk around in bushes looking for a bj? The Scientologists will have these guys taken out.

  • LA Player

    just wait until the guys who he played with in the Santa Monica Burke Williams spa come forth; not for monetary gain, but to attest that he is gay.

  • Liam Hohn

    How many of these alibi people are scientologists?

  • TracyDom

    Did people get it all wrong?
    Travolta hitting on another guy while riding on a Cruise… That sounds more believable!

  • Mike in Asheville

    It sure is too bad that there aren’t devices guys carried with them all the time to take pictures/videos of celebrities when they grab ass and/or harass folk. You know, something handy and useful, easy to easy, and presto “snap” and there is a recording. If only someone would develop such a device….

    All these so-called claims, and no one has a cell phone camera pic? I call bullshit on them all.

  • twoguysbrooklyn

    If only some of these are true, it sounds like he wants to be “exposed” (pun intended.) Being in the closet is exhausting.

  • B

    No. 8 · Mike in Asheville wrote, “All these so-called claims, and no one has a cell phone camera pic? I call bullshit on them all.”

    If you were about to get a message and someone pulled out a cell phone “just in case”, what would you do? The outfit the masseurs work for of course would not want their employees taking pictures, and could even have a “no camera of any kind” policy.

  • EvonCook

    Who really cares! If he is gay, more power and sex to him! Let’s not jump on the hetero sensational bandwagon like little Murdochs, that only helps keep up the illusion it is all taboo. But, get smart Johnny! I am sure there are lots of men for sex or at least for hire. Go to another country as our secret service does! And, this would hardly be a story if it was some straight dude or hot girl –the approaches or offers would be cherished!

  • LadyL

    @twoguysbrooklyn: I think you’ve nailed it. I think part of him wants to get caught. Perhaps the death of his young son Jett has triggered something in JT. Grief gets expressed in all sorts of unexpected ways; maybe his is compelling him to trash the closet existence he’s been living for so long. It does get exhausting, after all.

    And why is this story being presented and discussed in an either-or way? Isn’t it possible that the accusations are true and that one or two of his accusers might be looking for a payday as well?

  • Andrew

    @Spike: Royal Caribbean treats its gay passengers a damned sight better than experiences I have had on RSVP cruises. Like a boat for a Greek Island cruise that was, literally, on it’s last voyage; Passengers on the lower decks having to deal with the stench of bilge; Food service that was indifferent, at best; Food prepared and served poorly; and the non-responsiveness of RSVP either DURING OR AFTER the cruise. And DON’T get me started on the attitude of some of the passengers.

    I have sailed on Holland America, Norwegian, Princess and Oceania cruise lines, to name a few, and ALL have been not only gay-accommodating but extremely gay friendly. On one Holland America Cruise on which I sailed, there were over twenty gay men who met regularly for happy hour in the Crow’s Nest (Taking up about half the space) every evening. These cruises are also a helluva lot less expensive.

  • SpectreWriter

    You’re absolutely right. So who would it be even remotely credible that he was on such a cruise, this man who owns his own private jet(s)?

  • SpectreWriter

    Why are we persecuting him? Aren’t the homophobes bad enough? Travolta has never done a thing against us, and by all accounts is at least accepting of gay people. So either way, let’s practice what we preach and stick with that it’s not anyone’s business.

  • James M. Martin

    From a lawyer point of view, this is beginning to look like a class act, I mean class action suit, against Mr. Travolta. All of the rumors that circulated between the time he did his TV show “Kotter,” and his brilliant turn in “Pulp Fiction,” seemed just so much smoke, but people seem to be coming out of the woodwork saying they, too, had a dalliance with the Scientologist actor. It is one thing for a mediocre actor like Tab Hunter to disguise his love affair with Tony Perkins (the actor, not the hate group spokesman) and get away with it: the studios were in on the joke and had the two boys double dating (were the girls Daughters of Bilitis?). It is another thing for a multi-million-dollar celebrity star thinking, What if they start laughing at me in the midst of all those CGI action hero movies I do?

  • Dinodogstar

    It’s those annoying activist people, again who think being ‘out’ will help people accept others and decrease hate; next they’ll be saying someone as pretty as Jodie Foster is lesbian, or smart,masculine and polished as Anderson Cooper is gay…wish they’d give it a rest..!

  • flyoverit

    Can’t believe travolta is a sissy….always thought he he’d never be a missy….and this revelation is shocking at least…..the T man has turned into a male hunting beast…..chasin those fruits all over the place…..hollywood to tag em a lost f–kin case… long T man , sure thought you were straight….just another weak sissy with a rock hudson fate……..stupid petunias

  • Doe

    if the allegations are true then Travolta proves that gay is a choice.

  • Mikel D McGrew

    Rumors have circulated about Travolta for many years. The Church of Scientology does not want one of ther star members to be seen as gay. The old adage is there is no smoke without fire. Travolta is at a point in his life where he could certainly come out with repercussions.

  • twiterosG

    imho… I don’t find John Travolta sexy or handsome

    it’s his face, it’s just so…. anti to me or something.

  • flyoverit = flaming 'mo.

    flyoverit = flaming ‘mo.

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