Actor John Travolta has been hit with a lawsuit by a Los Angeles man who wrote a book mentioning alleged gay encounters with Travolta, Reuters reports.
“Robert Randolph claimed that 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,” the story reports. “He is seeking unspecified damages in the legal action filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.”
Singer responded to the lawsuit, calling it “absurd.” Singer indicated the alleged statements were contained in a private letter and were " completely privileged under the law.”
The attorney issued a statement saying: "We intend to sue the attorneys for malicious prosecution after the court promptly dismisses this baseless lawsuit.”
The report adds: “Randolph’s book ‘You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again’ was finally published in February 2012, three months before two unidentified male masseurs filed sexual assault lawsuits against Travolta, the star of ‘Grease’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever.’"
Both masseurs dropped their suits in May, as previously reported, after questions surfaced about their allegations.