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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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16.

SSinOC    

Wow, they're really dog piling on Travolta. The guy is full on gay and has been for quite a while. Just wondering why the avalanche of accusations suddenly? Him wanting to get out of Scientology is the only thing I can think of? I'm sure they were sicking their goons on previous people up until now. JT is probably hoping this will blow over some time soon, in the meantime it's costing hims a wad.(no pun......) I'm sure the masseuse guys that were working with Gloria were paid off as they seem to have gone silent.

768 days ago
17.

Kelli A.    

Look at this investigative report into the Travolta mess. Copy/paste this link to see the youtube report youtu.be/QJNwnlEE5Hw

768 days ago
18.

voice of reason    

What is done in the dark,will come to the light.all you undercover gays are not safe,judgement is coming

768 days ago
19.

GLaDOS    

Good lord, Travolta. Come out of the closet already. Everybody knows you're gay. It's getting ridiculous at this point to keep denying it.

768 days ago
20.

Eric in L.A.    

John Travolta is NOT GAY. He just likes to have sex with men. If it makes a difference. 8===>~

768 days ago
21.

Raejean    

Maybe I can believe that Travolta had extramarital gay sex...just NOT WITH THIS GUY!

768 days ago
22.

David     

Where there is smoke there is fire

768 days ago
23.

Max Smart    

I wouldn't be surprised if Travolta actually did 'like it both ways' but if so, he chooses to keep it private and that's his business. It's not against the law. All of these people coming out trying to make money off of what he does behind closed doors is totally despicable. As much as I loathe scientology, all of these stories against Travolta are probably some ploy to undermine that. They really don't need any help though. It's sad cause Travolta seems like one of the good guys.

768 days ago
24.

Kabala    

Maybe they should just have a slap fight and settle it.

768 days ago
25.

Calinative    

Having a mental illness and being hospitiliazed for it has no bearing weather another person finds the mentally ill person attractive and want to have sex with them. I believe the accusers that John got his freak on.

768 days ago
26.

Meme    

OK. This has tipped the scale for me. I was willing to give Travolta the benefit of a doubt but now I have heard this story from too many men. I always had questions about his sexuality in the back of my mind anyway.

768 days ago
27.

Amy    

I think some sharks out there are capitalizing on money from these accusations. That said I am pretty sure he has gay tendencies, because too many people close to him have now said it. Maybe he fears it would compromise his tough movie image.

768 days ago
28.

nof    

@"...unleashed a P.R. attack ... in which they falsely claimed Randolph had mental issues and spent time in a mental institution. .."

__________________


Close family members had been doing this for years - unless it's Marty Singer doing the dishing... ...it's called a Whisper_Campaign.


They can be effective - have been in our family for years -


but THIS overwhelms THAT:


Even if this is true?


Where's your thinking, dude?


Why not just go to an A.A. meeting -


-And out Joan Kennedy?


I don't care what-was-allegedly-done-with-whom, that's Travolta's alleged personal business.


All he's actually guilty of - IF true ...


-Is stupidity.


...NOT expecting there'd be s***bags like YOU around...


-Jerk!


Who's next - someone who allegedly sold Travolta a butt plug - where does this end?!

768 days ago
29.

nof    

"No matter HOW I have to do it, I'm gonna find a WAY to make money off of John Travolta."


What about all of your OTHER publishing credits, genius.

768 days ago
30.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Where there is smoke their is John`s poll.

768 days ago
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