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RSVP Gay Cruises Strand Bel Ami Models In Anti-Gay Tunisia After Arab Spring

RSVP and Holland America Cruise  Lines are under scrutiny once again.

This time RSVP hired models from the Bel Ami adult film company and then stranded them in the war-torn anti-gay country of Tunisia, whose law decrees imprisonment of up to three years for being gay right after Arab Spring

Nearly a dozen Slavic Bel Ami porn stars from Hungary and the Czech Republic.were hired by RSVP to “mix and mingle” with passengers on a gay cruise through the Mediterranean.  In exchange for providing the “talent”, RSVP told Bel Ami it could film the models  frolicking non-sexually around the ship and that the models should keep the fact RSVP hired them quiet “suggesting that the young men should say the cruise was a ‘reward from  Bel Ami for their hard work’ if anyone asked.”

But the models attracted too much attention, and RSVP allegedly kicked them off  the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, stranding them in Tunisia which at the time was in the aftermath of the civil uprising Arab Spring which resulted in many deaths and injuries.

The models were forced to spend the night Tunisia with no contacts or resources until Bel Ami could come to their rescue.  If RSVP would have waited one day the cruise would have docked in Italy.  A much safer and easier EU country for the models to leave from.

Bel Ami and the models are suing RSVP and Holland America cruise line for breach  of contract, fraud, intentional interference with contract, negligence, and  intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

You can read Bel Ami’s OFFICAL COMPLAINT here.

RSVP and Holland America also came under fire earlier this month for its planned excursion to the anti-gay country of  Morocco which pulled their docking permits at the last-minute for rumoured homophobic reasons.

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