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John Travolta awarded legal fees for defamation court battle

By Daniel S Levine,

John Travolta has won the legal battle against Robert Randolph, the author of a book on gay bathhouses who sued Travolta and his lawyer for libel. Although the case had already been dismissed months ago, a judge ordered Randolph to pay for Travolta’s legal fees.

Over the summer, Randolph claimed that Travolta and attorney Marty Singer worked to discredit his book, You'll Never Spa in This Town Again, which included accounts of Travolta’s encounters with other men at gay spas. Randolph sued, but the lawsuit was dismissed in September.

But that wasn’t the end of the case. TMZ reports that a judge has now ordered Randolph to pay the actor’s entire legal bill, which amounts to $139,645.17.

“This legal fee award is another complete and total victory for Mr. Travolta,” Singer told TMZ in a statement. “Anyone else who files a ridiculous lawsuit against him should expect a similar outcome.”

Travolta, who was sued by male masseurs earlier this year, recently appeared in Oliver Stone’s Savages and just released a Christmas album with his Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John. They released a video this week to promote the album.

 

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