TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

John Travolta

Sued by Author of

Bathhouse Sex Book

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

0621_john_travolta_marty_singer_getty

update_bar
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.”

0314_divider_graphic

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.

101 COMMENTS

No Avatar
31.

ThirdFromTheLeft    

This is really wrong. If Johnny's gay so be it - let him come out in his own time. He's not a homophobe, hypocritical politician or right-wing talking head, or catholic priest.
And you TMZ queers should be a little pissed too - not about JT but for all the little queer kids living in homophobic communities who already fear being outed.
If the actually sexual harassment charges are true then I stand corrected. Otherwise, this really stinks on a lot of levels.

797 days ago
32.

Throwback kid    

At this point it seems like John Travolta has received a massage from everone except the late Liberace? For a guy who doesn't work out at all, Travolta sure does spend alot of time away from his wife and kids getting massages from men

797 days ago
33.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

All of this would go away if Travolta would simply just come out of the closet.

797 days ago
34.

kennedy2311    

i would hope if john did have gay relations it wouldn't be with this weirdo. People are just trying anything they can to get money that they don't deserve

797 days ago
35.

roll3567    

its amazing how many slugs crawl out from under rocks when they smell blood.

gay, bi or whatever, its his secret to keep or to share. ppl who choose, or are forced to live in the closet, often do things that are very risky and sooner or later the jig is up. perhaps hollywood is not as gay friendly as we think and he is afraid for his career. i feel bad for his family. they are the ones who have to endure this.

797 days ago
36.

user007    

John should really attack some chick so all this gay talk can go away.

797 days ago
37.

goaway    

Ummm! Don't know. Anyway...the Truth will come out...one way or another. The Enquirer has pics of John cross dressing...let's not forget the same news story that broke the John Edwards story. Just saying.

797 days ago
38.

jeff    

Does this mean instead of being the pilot of the plane, he really wanted to be the flight attendent? Kelly Preston could make a gay man straight. No b llsh t.

797 days ago
39.

nicaw    

I wonder why the Travolta camp didn't just sue for defamation (libel) instead of claiming this guy has mental issues and/or brain trauma? Maybe he's not trying to fight the claims just discredit the person who made them?

797 days ago
40.

stargazer    

This guys book came out almost 3 years ago, seems to me he's just trying to use this recent scandal to get people interested in it. Seems I remember hearing something about this guy way back when the book came out, about him lying and it wasn't anyone associated with Travolta who said it. I don't recall ever hearing anything from Travolta or his attorney about the book. From other things I've read about this guy, he just seems nutty.

797 days ago
41.

ZOSO    

Hello John, its me Tom, I justed called to tell you that its ok to come out of the closet. By the way you can be my TOP GUN anytime..........

797 days ago
42.

Kari    

It seems to be a bad time for predators.

797 days ago
43.

goaway    

Maybe it is non of business...but then again, why do so many Hollywood types hide it. Just seems like it is a money grap on both sides. They just don't want us to know they r gay. So who are the hypocrites!

797 days ago
44.

Blue    

I read the kindle sample of that Spa book. It was poorly written and obvious to the reader this guy had a huge mancrush on Travolta, was a stalker, yeah I think this Randolph guy had mental issues, and I got that from the book, not Travolta or his lawyers.

797 days ago
45.

jayman419    

If his Travolta's attorneys sent this guy a letter requesting that he not publish this book, how is it privileged?

Just because Travolta was dressed up like a clergyman to get butt pounded in the spa, it doesn't mean he's an actual priest.

797 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web