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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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61.

Big D    

Is this the year of Suing Travolta.

821 days ago
62.

Noobswinalways    

The sad thing is i have a weird feeling this is true. I dont want it to be hes an awesome actor and I love his movies but I can see this being true. Its always the thatll never happen stories of celebrities that turn out to be true, I mean, he is a scientoligist afterall..

821 days ago
63.

manbearpig    

i thought the guy pictured next to travolta was the one with brain damage- he looks damaged.

821 days ago
64.

manbearpig    

scientology sure does have plenty of dudes on the down-low. tavolta, cruise, will smith.........

821 days ago
65.

tessa    

I always thought Travolta was sorta funny looking. Then I see Robert Randolph. Travolta is suddenly looking good! All these sex lawsuits are silly, willing adults can do whatever they like, it's their and their families personal business. I just don't care one way or the other, it means nothing to me.

821 days ago
66.

Will    

Geee why can't they leave the poor man alone. This is ridiculous!!!!!!!!!

821 days ago
67.

ghost    

When is this going to stop? I feel so bad for John Travolta. This is just awful. I love John Travolta. I don't care if he is gay or not. I just wished he would quit getting slammed. Leave him alone!

821 days ago
68.

melody    

Just come out of the closet already

821 days ago
69.

SoThere    

Geez John, just come out already.

821 days ago
70.

melody    

Scientology bash psychiatry

821 days ago
71.

STFUP    

John, when are you going to stop trying (and failing) to hide who you are?
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The whole f'n World knows you're gay. Just come out. Honestly - we'd respect you more if you did and stopped with all the lying and lawsuits to try and silence your sex partners!

821 days ago
72.

kate    

ummm.... someone should really check Ted Casablanca's blog over at E! Online for Blind Items from a couple of years ago. I distinctly remember him having a blind item about a Major Action Star and masseurs.... Could it have been J.T?????????? if so, this is not the first time this has happened....

820 days ago
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