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John Travolta

6-Figure VICTORY Over

'Bathhouse Sex' Book Author

12/7/2012 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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John Travolta just kicked even more ass in his legal war with the author of a book who claimed the actor frequented gay bathhouses ... and it's costing the author a bloody fortune.

You'll recall, Travolta was sued for libel by Robert Randolph -- the author of "You'll Never Spa in This Town Again" -- who claimed Travolta and his lawyer conspired to discredit him and his book by spreading lies about his mental health.

The court threw out the case back in September ... but now, adding salt to the wound, the judge has ordered the author to reimburse John for the entire legal bill ... to the tune of $139,645.17.

Travolta's attorney, legal pit bull Marty Singer, is fired up about the ruling ... telling TMZ, "This legal fee award is another complete and total victory for Mr. Travolta.  Anyone else who files a ridiculous lawsuit against him should expect a similar outcome.”

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16.

mouse    

He is just an Ugly gay man. move on.. he will come out in time.

632 days ago
17.

jo    

I agree its more interesting there is no counter suit for defamation or even that what was written was erroneous. It's just another rich, famous celeb with powerful connections who used there greater resources and power to prevent the truth from coming out. Period. FYI...Libarace apparently (the obviously gay pianist) once sued a publication for wrongfully saying he was gay...and WON. The power of agency and the right connections. One day the truth WILL come out about JT either from him or elsewhere and he won't have the power to stop it.

632 days ago
18.

dman    

We all know he's gay. We just can't say he's gay.

632 days ago
19.

mouse    

Next...

632 days ago
20.

smorbie    

GOOD FOR YOU, JOHN. Knock 'me out of the park. For people who all claim to support GLT, they seem eager to use that as a slur, don't they?

632 days ago
21.

fargone    

The judge and Travolta go to the same bathhouse.

632 days ago
22.

nico    

Someone tell travolta it's okay to be bald and a C Sucker in This broke down country now. He'd save a lot of money in Lawyer Fees

632 days ago
23.

Barbara    

I hope Marty realizes that winning in court is not winning in the general public arena.

632 days ago
24.

King Yule    

He's still gay.

632 days ago
25.

Parker    

to all those that get that banned ip adress and are unable to post......a friend of mine got a program called Covet Browsing for 1.99 and you can hide or change your ip address anytime and the post! Very easy to bypass that!

632 days ago
26.

Parker    

America bigget Closet Case!

632 days ago
27.

Nirad    

Everyone already knows he's gay. Why deny it..The author got the shaft!!

632 days ago
28.

Phreaky    

The funny thing is, you just KNOW this will make john say "see, I'm not gay" in his mind... when we all know it's not true...

632 days ago
29.

Kelly    

And? The suit had nothing to with the fact that John is gay. It had to do with whether the writer was being harassed. The writer lost - and JT is still gay as a goose.

632 days ago
30.

KnuckleDragger    

I don't have a dog in this fight. I think that every man, woman and child deserves the right to privacy...and those that delve into another person's life for profit or recognition are vial interlopers.

632 days ago
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