John Travolta to sue Gawker for publishing 'salacious post'

Travolta unhappy about website's sex claims

Hollywood actor John Travolta is suing New York media news and celebrity gossip blog Gawker.com for publishing a salacious post using excerpts from writer Robert Randolph's book, according to Gossip Cop website.

The post is written by Randolph who, in a self-published book titled "You'll Never Spa In This Town Again," claimed to have seen Travolta engage in sexual acts with men in steam rooms on several occasions.

Gawker published the excerpts under a post titled "The Secret Sex Life of John Travolta" with a note saying: "Most media outlets, however, were too shy to delve into the steamy details. We're not quite as timid."

Travolta has filed a five-page legal complaint against the writer asking him for an "unequivocal and prominent retraction of the false and defamatory statements".

In repeating the sex claims, Gawker is "significantly compounding the damages" incurred by the actor, Travolta's lawyer Marty Singer said.