John Travolta is being sued by a Los Angeles man who wrote a book about his alleged sexual encounters with the Hollywood star. Robert Randolph claims that Travolta and his attorney Marty Singer spread false rumors about his mental health in 2010, in a bid to nullify his accusations.
Mr Randolph is seeking unspecified damages in the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. Singer has already branded the lawsuit "absurd", saying it was based on a private letter to the publisher of Gawker and "was completely privileged under the law". In a statement to Reuters, the attorney said, "We intend to sue the attorneys for malicious prosecution after the court promptly dismisses this baseless lawsuit". Randolph made headlines with his book 'You'll Never Spa In This Town Again' - finally published in February 2012, three months before two anonymous masseurs accused Travolta of similar behavior. The actor's spokesman called those accusations "complete fiction" and both accusers subsequently dropped their lawsuits. The synopsis of the book claims it tells the story of the Hollywood actor's secret life as part of Hollywood's "gay spa subculture", and Randolph claims, "John Travolta's secret sex life makes Tiger Woods look like a boy Scout!"
Travolta, 58, has been married to the actress Kelly Preston since 1991, though accusations concerning his sexuality have plagued his career.