Travolta Faces Libel Suit over Alleged Gay Encounters
John Travolta is facing another legal problem after an author who wrote a book about the actor’s alleged gay encounters filed a libel case against him. Robert Randolph claimed that the Hollywood star and his lawyer discredited him by claiming the writer got mental issues. He is seeking unspecified damages from both Travolta and his lawyer.
Travolta dismissed the libel case as meritless and absurd. The author said that the comments made by Travolta damaged the sales of You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again, which features the actor’s romps in massage parlors. According to the author, Travolta and Singer caused the book to be delayed for almost two years. It was finally released last February, two months before the allegations were made public.
According to Travolta’s spokesman, the lawsuit filed by Robert Randolph is ridiculous. The lawsuit is based on a privileged communication, which will likely be thrown out by the court. They weer made in a private letter to a third party. One look in the author’s web site will reveal that he has permanent brain damage and had to retrain his brain.
Travolta will defend himself against the libel case and expects to be vindicated once the case is dismissed. His lawyer, Marty Singer, also called the lawsuit ridiculous and plans to take counteractions for malicious prosecution after the court dismisses the lawsuit that has no basis.
The libel lawsuit comes a month after Travolta was rocked by allegations that he sexually assaulted two male masseurs in separate occasions. The masseurs withdrew the sexual assault suits against the actor.
Travolta was nominated for an Oscar for his roles in Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. He is married to actress Kelly Preston since 1991. They have two children. Their teenage son Jett died in 2009 while the family was on vacation in the Bahamas.