Travolta rep slams libel suit 0
John Travolta. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
A libel lawsuit filed against John Travolta by the author of a salacious celebrity sex encounters book has been dismissed by the actor's spokesperson as "absurd" and "meritless".
Robert Randolph has accused Travolta and his attorney of discrediting him by falsely claiming he had mental issues, hurting interest in his book You'll Never Spa in This Town Again, which purports to tell all about stars' romps in Los Angeles' massage parlours.
The lawsuit alleges causes of action for trade libel, intentional and negligent interference with prospective advantage.
However, a representative for the Pulp Fiction star has shot down Randolph's suggestions.
A statement from the rep reads, "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."
Travolta's powerhouse lawyer Marty Singer has also called the suit "ridiculous" and plans to take legal action "for malicious prosecution after the court promptly dismisses this baseless lawsuit".
It's the latest spa scandal to rock the actor - last month two masseurs filed and then withdrew and dismissed sexual assault suits against him.