John Travolta sued for libel
“Baseless lawsuit”: Travolta’s attorney
A man from Los Angeles who authored a book about his alleged gay encounters with John Travolta filed a libel lawsuit on Thursday against the actor and his attorney.
Robert Randolph claimed that John Travolta, the star of “Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever.” and his attorney Martin Singer spread false statements about his mental health in 2010 in order to dissuade the public from buying his book. His is seeking unspecified damages in the legal action filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Singer called Randolph’s lawsuit “absurd,” saying it was based on a private letter to the publisher of a gossip blog and “was completely privileged under the law”.
“We intend to sue the attorneys for malicious prosecution after the court promptly dismisses this baseless lawsuit,” Singer said.
“You’ll Never Spa in this Town Again”
Robert Randolph’s book “You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again” was finally published in February 2012, three months before two unidentified male masseurs filed sexual assault lawsuits against Travolta.
Travolta’s spokesman called those accusations “complete fiction” and both accusers swiftly dropped their lawsuits in May after doubt was cast on the details of their alleged encounters.