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John Travolta

Sued by Author of

Bathhouse Sex Book

6/21/2012 3:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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4:35 PM PT --
A rep for Travolta has issued a statement ... saying, "The lawsuit filed by Robert Randolph is absurd. The suit is based on a privileged communication, and it will promptly be thrown out by the court."

The statement continues, "To evaluate the credibility of Robert Randolph and his ridiculous lawsuit one need look no further than his own statements published on his website stating that he sustained 'permanent brain damage' and had to 'retrain' his brain."
 
"Mr. Travolta will aggressively defend himself against this lawsuit and expects to be fully vindicated when this meritless case is dismissed."

Travolta's attorney, Marty Singer, also released a statement ... saying, "This is a ridiculous lawsuit.  It is based on our letter which was completely privileged under the law.  We intend to sue the attorneys for malicious prosecution after the court promptly dismisses this baseless lawsuit.”

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John Travolta
is being sued by an author who claims Travolta spread lies about his mental health in order to diminish his credibility ... while the author was trying to sell a book in which he claimed he personally witnessed Travolta engaged in gay sex at various bathhouses.

The man behind the lawsuit is Robert Randolph -- who wrote a book entitled, "You'll Never Spa in This Town Again" ... detailing Travolta's alleged sexual exploits with other men, including Randolph.

In his suit, Randolph claims ... as he was releasing his book, Travolta and his high-powered attorney Marty Singer (pictured above) unleashed a P.R. attack ... in which they falsely claimed Randolph had mental issues and spent time in a mental institution.

Randolph claims the attack was concocted to persuade the public that he's an unreliable source ... and they should NOT buy his book. Randolph claims Travolta's plan worked ... and retailers were deterred from selling his book.

Randolph is suing both Travolta and Singer for unspecified damages.

So far, no comment from Travolta. Ditto for Singer.

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MISSA    

woot first one! these people suing Travolta are just out for money, just like everyone else who sues celebrities.

761 days ago
2.

Duchess    

John it's ok to be gay or bi. Even your president says so!

761 days ago
3.

rich-arrrd    

Brad Pitt touched me.

761 days ago
4.

Binky    

So he's suing about spreading lies brought on by spreading lies himself.

761 days ago
5.

Truth    

WHY NOT HAVE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST TRAVOLTA ON BEHALF OF AMERICA??? SETTLE IT ONCE AND FOR ALL 311 MIL PEEPS! ...JUST SAYING. #TRUTH!!

761 days ago
6.

Carla628    

John what you do in the SPA will come to light. EXSPOSED

761 days ago
7.

Betty    

OMG! Is there no end to these parasites looking for a quick buck???????

761 days ago
8.

Regina    

The lawyer is probably paid off by the Scientology cult. John Travolta is both a cult member and a A list star. There is NO WAY they are NOT going to defend it to the ends of the earth and do whatever they have to do. John may be gay, who knows. But as a Scientologist, they don't believe in homosexuality. They claim they can "cure" it. He's stuck between a rock and a hard place, no pun intended.

761 days ago
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TMP    

Another person hoping on the bandwagon... I don't even like John Travolta. I still think it's kind of crappy what's happening to him. I seriously think it's just people trying to get a payday... this guy is just bitchy cause his book didn't sell... so now he's trying to make up his loses by suing a celeb. He can say whatever he wants in his book but I highly doubt his book includes video or photographic evidence of his claims... without those, his words are just that...words. I could write a book accusing any number of celebrities of touching me or harassing me... doesn't make it true unless I had proof. So yeah... you're book bombed. Get over it.

761 days ago
10.

Baseballmom    

How does anyone know if Miley I has any underware on she could have a thong on

761 days ago
11.

susan    

The guy in the pic alongside John Travolta is his lawyer Marty Singer, not the gut who is suing them

761 days ago
12.

parlayer    

travolta, in my opinion gay or not is nobody. his poor kid, I hope he isn't mentally challenged by his exploits.

761 days ago
13.

Jay W.     

No way in Hell Vinnie Barbarino is gay...

761 days ago
14.

SusanCoyote    

Just be gay and shut up! When Carrie Fisher was drunk and outed him, I stopped thinking it was BS.

761 days ago
15.

WhatWhatindaButt?    

This is "hearsay" from a friend of mine who worked on "Welcome Back, Kotter" and she said it was common to see John Travolta making out with men between takes. He just needs to come out of the closet.

761 days ago
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