John Travolta gay lawsuit dismissed
A cruise ship employee who had accused John Travolta of offering him money for gay sex has dismissed his lawsuit against the Hollywood actor.
As the legal fight entered a new and very expensive phase, Chilean-born Fabian Zanzi withdrew, reported Radar Online. Zanzi had charged that Travolta offered him USD 12,000 for sex on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in 2009, where he was in charge of VIP guests.
"My client and our firm are very pleased that Mr Zanzi has agreed to dismiss the lawsuit," Los Angeles power attorney Marty Singer of Lavely & Singer said. A judge previously ruled in Zanzi's favor denying Travolta's attempt to move the proceedings to arbitration.
But Travolta's legal team had noticed depositions around the world, including in Argentina, Denmark and New Zealand, in an all-out defense of their client. In addition, Travolta had a motion pending before the court that, if granted, would have required Zanzi to put up USD 75,000 for a bond if the proceedings continued.