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Author's libel suit against John Travolta is dismissed




Chalk up one small victory for John Travolta in his ongoing headaches over allegations he has a penchant for gay sex in spas. A judge has dismissed a libel lawsuit brought by the writer of a book claiming Travolta likes to make things steamier in the steam room. That's right, the writer sued the actor.

After Robert Randolph wrote in You'll Never Spa In This Town Again that Travolta spent the 1990s having sex with men in saunas, even hitting on Randolph once time, Travolta's lawyer Marty Singer sent out a letter claiming Randolph suffered brain damage and spent time in a mental institution, the New York Daily News reports. A judge in L.A. Superior Court found the case against the 2010 letter "meritless" because it was protected free speech during a dispute over the book's contents.

"It was a fair and just result," Travolta's and Singer's lawyer Todd Eagan told the Daily News. Because if you're selling a book alleging someone fogs up the windows at the spa, you probably shouldn't get upset when they question your mental stability.

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[Last modified: Friday, September 28, 2012 11:55am]


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