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Author of bathhouse sex book sues John Travolta

It seems the only time we hear about John Travolta these days is when he's being sued, so ... he's being sued by some guy who wrote a book saying he knows Travolta was having gay sex in an L.A. bathhouse. Wait, the author is suing him? That seems backward to us.

It seems when Robert Randolph wrote a book called You'll Never Spa in This Town Again, he drew the ire of Travolta and his attorney Marty Singer, who attacked claims that Randolph not only saw, but participated in various acts of gay sex with Travolta. The suit says Travolta and Singer falsely claimed Randolph had mental issues and was committed to a mental institution for a time, TMZ says. Randolph says the smear campaign hurt sales of his book, which sounds about right, since this it the first we're hearing of it (that we remember, anyway).

"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,": a statement from Travolta's rep said in a statement. "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 goes further, telling the site the lawsuit "is based on our letter which was completely privileged under the law." So Singer's not even denying they said terrible things about the guy, just that he's not allowed to sue them the way he wants to. Boy, the legal system sure makes sense!

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Posted by Joshua Gillin at 3:05:34 pm on June 22, 2012