Defamation Case Against John Travolta Dismissed by Judge

Posted Friday September 28, 2012 1:38 PM GMT

In Los Angeles Superior Court earlier today (September 28), actor John Travolta breathed a sigh of relief as Judge Malcolm Mackey dismissed the defamation case filed by Robert Randolph.

Randolph had written the book "You'll Never Spa in This Town Again," which was published in January. He claimed that the 58-year-old actor spread false statements about Randolph's mental health and persuaded people not to buy the book.

While the judge's reasons for dismissal of the case were not disclosed, CNN reports that the decision rested at least partly on freedom of speech. Travolta's attorney, Martin Singer, had previously sent a letter to Gawker.com in response to Randolph's planned book.

Previously, the former "Pulp Fiction" star was fighting claims that he allegedly sexually assaulted two male masseurs, but those claims were dropped in May.

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