Travolta’s lawyer slams sexual assault claims by third man as ‘ridiculous’

Last Updated: May 12, 2012, 11:42 AM IST

New York: John Travolta’s lawyer has hit back at the new claims of sexual advances levelled at the actor by a third man calling it “ridiculous”. Cruise ship worker Fabian Zanzi claimed on a Chilean TV show, ‘Primer Plano’, that the Hollywood star offered him 12,000 dollars to have sex while on a cruise in 2009.

It was unclear whether Zanzi had filed a legal action against Travolta, who is already the subject of a sexual assault lawsuit by two unidentified masseurs in Los Angeles.

“This is just another ridiculous claim by someone hopping on the bandwagon to get his 15 minutes of fame with a story about something that supposedly happened over three years ago,” a leading daily has quoted Travolta’s lawyer Martin Singer as saying in a statement on Friday.

“At that time Zanzi’s supervisors did not believe him, confined him to his cabin and subsequently fired him, according to media reports. Significantly, we never heard of this guy before. The fact that we are only hearing about him now through tabloid gossip stories three years later speaks volumes,” Singer added.

ANI