John Travolta’s legal team was all at sea as a sailor won the right to take the Grease star to court.
Fabian Zanzi claims Travolta sexually assaulted him on a cruise ship, but the star’s team of lawyers tried to prevent Zanzi from taking his case to court. They claim Travolta’s ticket aboard the cruise ship includes an agreement to settle all disputes between a passenger and the cruise line in arbitration. A federal judge has, however, dismissed that motion.
According to the Daily Mail, Travolta’s lawyer Marty Singer had previously filed documents asking for Zanzi’s claim to be dismissed, and that he be forced to pay for legal fees.
However, the case will now go to trial unless both parties agree on an out-of-court settlement.
Zanzi made his claims in May last year, accusing Travolta of sexual assaulting him while he worked as a room service operator for Royal Caribbean International in 2009. Travolta admits to having been on the cruise, but denies that he assaulted Zanzi.