June 22, 2012 03:22:23 GMT
Travolta and Marty Singer are confident that the suit filed by the writer of gay-bathhouse book 'will promptly be thrown out by the court' because it's 'baseless.'
John Travolta and his attorney Marty Singer aren't staying quiet when they are served with a libel lawsuit by Robert Randolph, the author of a book about his alleged encounters with the actor in a spa. The writer accuses the twosome of spreading lies about his mental health, but the "Hairspray" star and his attorney are quick to defend themselves.
A representative for the husband of Kelly Preston says 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."
The publicist furthermore explains, "Randolph also claimed on his website that after he was beaten and sustained brain damage at a spa, he allegedly returned to the same spa months later, and that the same assailant was there and supposedly attacked him for a second time."
"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," the rep states before concluding, "Mr. Travolta will aggressively defend himself against this lawsuit and expects to be fully vindicated when this meritless case is dismissed."
In a similar tone, Singer states, "This is a ridiculous lawsuit. It is based on our letter (sent to Gawker two years ago after it published its interview with Randolph) which was completely privileged under the law. We intend to sue the attorneys for malicious prosecution after the court promptly dismisses this baseless lawsuit."
Randolph filed his lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court. He claimed Travolta and Singer made false statements about him in an effort to dissuade the public from buying his book by inducing people to believe that he is an unreliable source. He is seeking unspecified damages.
Randolph's book "You'll Never Spa in This Town Again" was published in February 2012, three months before Travolta was sued by two male masseurs for alleged sexual assaults. The actor vehemently denied the accusations, and the plaintiffs dropped the lawsuits in May.