Pesky gay Travolta goss author sues for libel
A Los Angeles man who wrote a book about his alleged gay encounters with John Travolta has filed a libel lawsuit against Travolta and his attorney.
Robert Randolph claimed that Travolta and his attorney Martin Singer spread false statements about his mental health in 2010 in a bid to dissuade the public from buying his book. He's seeking unspecified damages in a legal action filed at the 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 in a statement.
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.
Published: 29th June 2012