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Robert Randolph, the author of a recent book on Pulp Fiction star John Travolta’s alleged sexual encounters with men, filed a libel lawsuit on Thursday against the actor and his attorney, Martin Singer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Randolph’s book, You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again, details Travolta’s alleged sexual encounters with other men in bath houses.
The lawsuit alleges causes of action for trade libel, intentional and negligent interference with prospective advantage.
In layman’s terms Randolph claims Travolta and his attorney Martin Singer spread false statements about his mental health in 2010 in a bid to dissuade the public from buying his planned book. He is seeking unspecified damages in the legal action filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Singer shot down Randolph’s accusations in a statement, “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. Mr. Travolta will aggressively defend himself against this lawsuit and expects to be fully vindicated when this meritless case is dismissed.”
Singer also claims their concerns about Randolph’s mental health do not fall under libel, as they were made in a private letter to a third party. Travolta’s attorney plans to turn the tables on the author by filing a lawsuit of their own.