John Travolta & Attorney Sued Over Sex Spa Book; They Slam Lawsuit as ‘Meritless’
UPDATE: Travolta and his lawyer effectively won the lawsuit on September 27, 2012, when a judge dismissed Randolph’s claims.
ORIGINAL STORY: John Travolta and his attorney Marty Singer are being sued by Robert Randolph, who claims they have hurt his book sales by attempting to discredit him.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Randolph self-published You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again in 2010, claiming he witnessed the actor engage in sex acts with men at various spas more than a decade ago.
In a legal letter obtained by Gossip Cop at the time, Travolta’s lawyer blasted the book as “blatant defamatory lies” from a “patently unreliable source,” and pointed out that the “author” acknowledged on his own website that he suffered “permanent brain damage” in 2003.
Now Randolph is firing back, suing Travolta and Singer for unspecified damages, claiming the two purposefully lied about his health conditions in order to persuade potential readers not to purchase the book.
Singer, however, tells Gossip Cop that Randolph has filed “a ridiculous lawsuit” based on his letter, “which was completely privileged under the law.”
And in a statement furnished to Gossip Cop, Travolta’s rep reiterates the issues with Randolph’s credibility and adds, “Mr. Travolta will aggressively defend himself against this lawsuit and expects to be fully vindicated when this meritless case is dismissed.”
Furthermore, Singer says, “We intend to sue the attorneys for malicious prosecution after the court promptly dismisses this baseless lawsuit.”
The full statements are below.
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STATEMENT BY REPRESENTATIVE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA REGARDING LAWSUIT FILE BY ROBERT RANDOLPH
“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.
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. Randolph also claimed on his website that after he was beaten and sustained brain damage at a spa, he allegedly returned to the same spa months later, and that the same assailant was there and supposedly attacked him for a second time.
Mr. Travolta will aggressively defend himself against this lawsuit and expects to be fully vindicated when this meritless case is dismissed.”
STATEMENT BY MARTIN D. SINGER OF LAVELY & SINGER REGARDING LAWSUIT FILE BY ROBERT RANDOLPH
“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.”