This February, the controversial book “You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again” was published. Authored by Robert Randolph, the book told the story of his gay encounters with actor John Travolta. This Thursday, the sex book author sued John Travolta and his lawyer.
When Robert Randolph first announced his plans to write a book about his encounters with John Travolta that depicted the actor in gay colors, his lawyer, Martin Singer said the author was having mental problems. The 2010 campaign against the planned book was mostly based on Randolph’s own statements about him suffering “permanent brain damage”.
Randolph now wants the actor and his attorney to pay him damages for what he called false statements about his mental health. The author claims the statements Martin Singer made damaged his reputation and jeopardized the success of his book, “You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again”.
The court papers read: “Several of the statements made by Defendant Singer, on behalf of his Defendant Travolta, are untrue and amount to defamatory statements sought to disparage the quality of Plaintiff’s property and reputation”. Randolph complained the statements were meant “to induce members of the public to believe that Plaintiff is an unreliable source and this abstain from purchasing Plaintiff’s book”.
Obviously, both John Travolta and Martin Singer stood by their original stories. The two of them dismissed Robert Randolph’s claims to be absurd. “The suit is based on a privileged communication, and it will promptly be thrown out by the court” said the actor’s rep, referring to a letter that’s been going around the Internet since 2010.
“Mr. Travolta will aggressively defend himself against this lawsuit and expects to be fully vindicated when this meritless case is dismissed” reads his rep’s statement.
Martin Singer is even more scrutinous about the sex book author’s lawsuit. “This is a ridiculous lawsuit. It is based on our letter which was completely privileged under the law. We intend to use the attorneys for malicious prosecution after the court promptly dismisses this baseless lawsuit”, he said.
However, with recent allegations against John Travolta made by male masseurs, Robert Randolph has a small chance of clearing his reputation. The masseurs said that Travolta touched them inappropriately during their massage sessions.