Cruise ship worker drops sexual assault lawsuit against Travolta

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 06, 2013 05:20 hrs

A sailor who claimed that John Travolta sexually assaulted him on a cruise ship has dismissed his lawsuit against the actor.

The decision comes as cruise ship worker Fabian Zanzi realised that the legal battle was going to cost him in the regions of thousands, the Daily Mail reported.

Previously Zanzi had won a fight to have his case heard in court, but according to Radar Online, the actor had a motion pending before the court.

If it were granted, Zanzi would be forced to fork out 75,000 dollars for a bond if the legal proceedings were to go ahead.

"My client and our firm are very pleased that Mr. Zanzi has agreed to dismiss the lawsuit," Travolta's lawyer Marty Singer told the website.

The new legal proceedings come after it was revealed on Monday that Zanzi had succeeded in having his case heard in court.

The 'Saturday Night Fever' star's legal team had tried to prevent it being heard on the grounds his ticket included an agreement to settle all disputes between a passenger and the cruise line in arbitration.

However, a federal judge dismissed the motion, saying there was no evidence Zanzi was bound by the arbitration agreement between Travolta and Royal Caribbean International. (ANI)

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