The facts of the case seem clear. RSVP Vacations was being sued by Bel Ami and several of its models for hiring them for a cruise and then dumping them in then (2011) war-torn Tunisia, a Muslim country. The Los Angleses court dismissed the case on the grounds that it involved the citizens of foreign countries in actions that took place outside the USA. Therefore the court had no jurisdiction over the dispute.
Apparently a dozen Slavic Bel Ami porn stars had been hired by RSVP to “mix and mingle” with passengers on the Summer 2011 gay cruise through the Mediterranean. Bel Ami maintains the models were told to keep a low profile and say the cruise was a ‘reward from Bel Ami for their hard work’ if anyone asked.” But rumors started circulating before the boat left port and, when the boys attracted too much attention. RSVP allegedly kicked them off the Nieuw Amsterdam, stranding them in Tunisia.
At the time, Tunisia was in the aftermath of the civil uprising that culminated in the Arab Spring. The Tunisian unrest had seen scores of deaths and injuries. With RSVP supposedly holding their passports and belongings, the models had no choice but to leave the ship. The Nieuw Amsterdam was just one day away from Italy, a country from where they could have easily hopped on a train to return home to Hungary and the Czech Republic.
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