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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    Link: Question Of The Day: To Out Or Not To Out - John Travolta is threatening to sue Gawker over accusations of being gay. Q: Does the press have the right to do this?
  2. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    Off topic: You can see where the old hair and the new hair meet.
  3. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    It`s called "slander", so um, yeah.
  4. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    Hmm not sure
  5. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    Links` bork
  6. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    Yes good point
  7. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    I`ll just leave this here 8-)
  8. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    Is he gay? If so, it`s not "libel", since it`s true. If he`s not, then it is.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Of course Travolta is gay. Gay for Hubbard, at least.
  10. Profile photo of Scott_2150
    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    Of course he isn`t Gay, Scientology cured him.
  11. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    could be slander
  12. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    Closet-gay politicians that vote in favor of anti-gay stuff should be outed.

    The rest are none of our business.

    on the other hand, celebs know their whole lives are on display. if they don`t like it, get out of show business.
  13. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    P.S. Vinnie Babarino is not gay!
  14. Profile photo of DamienLike
    DamienLike Male 13-17
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    He can`t be gay, he was in Pulp Fiction.
    But then again, he was also in Hairspray...
  15. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    What?
  16. Profile photo of pocketmoron
    pocketmoron Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    correct me if I`m wrong, but doesn`t defamation have to be demeaning in the first place...
  17. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    Yes publicizing false accusations about a person that would ruin their reputation (Defamation), especially if they are celebrities or politicians, is considered to be illegal and they have the right to sue their accusers. Besides that, he is a very attractive man.

    In addition, Donald Trump attempted to sue a news reporter for publishing his net worth to be between a certain value, which trump stated he was worth much more than what was publicized.
  18. Profile photo of Fincherian
    Fincherian Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    Wtf? Why post a giant picture and then the question at the bottom of the page when you could just link to the Gawker article? What a bunch of homos.
  19. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Who cares?
  20. Profile photo of GhettoNinja
    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Thats an awfully big picture of Travolta.

  21. Profile photo of GiveChase
    GiveChase Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    At first, I was thinking, "....What the f-ck did they do? I see nothing wrong with this picture."
  22. Profile photo of Reganom
    Reganom Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    "correct me if I`m wrong, but doesn`t defamation have to be demeaning in the first place..."

    No, defamation has to be something said to the public as if it were factual which would lower that persons opinion to ordinary people. It has to be from party B about party A to the public. If Party B says something to party A and party A passes it on thats not slander/libel.

    Depending on what ordinary people are in this case it could be libel.
  23. Profile photo of yanging
    yanging Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    "correct me if I`m wrong, but doesn`t defamation have to be demeaning in the first place..."

    And having false accusations being thrown around about your sexual orientation isn`t demeaning?

    It might lead to a situation akin to parents who never acknowledge that their son (whom has come out of the closet to them) is gay, and refuse to accept it.
  24. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    I would have cared more when he was young and thin. Now that he`s fat and old you breeders can have him.
  25. Profile photo of Mahaloth
    Mahaloth Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    It`s not called "slander." It`s "libel".

  26. Profile photo of hypno1
    hypno1 Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    I want to sue John Travolta for "Battlefield Earth".
  27. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    I want to sue him for being a Scientologist.
  28. Profile photo of SarahColleen
    SarahColleen Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    those are some dang hairy knuckles..
  29. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    I don`t care about the scandal...but I certainly never wanted to see John Travolta`s face that large or close.
  30. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    November 30, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    Oprah`s pilot
  31. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    >>I want to sue John Travolta for "Battlefield Earth".

    LOL!
  32. Profile photo of daisy822
    daisy822 Female 13-17
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    November 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    ewwwwww. theres all this plaque around his gumline and his teeth are yellowed and its GROSS.
  33. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    I thought we had a word for written false accusations... wasn`t it libel?

    There`s this weird law about libel... ahh... hang on, its on the tip of my tongue...
  34. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm
    He looks like John McCain
  35. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    with LuckyDave....

    he has every right to sue them for libel if they published something about him that he didn`t want published......and they did...
  36. Profile photo of Reganom
    Reganom Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    Idiotfilter:

    That`s not what libel is.
  37. Profile photo of LookItsLeia
    LookItsLeia Female 13-17
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    November 30, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    Somebody`s got some hairy knuckles...
  38. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    He needs a better toupee.
  39. Profile photo of kameo360fan
    kameo360fan Female 13-17
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    Who the drat cares if he`s gay or not.
  40. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    There is no way He`s Gay!

    Okay, so he tongued Kirk Douglas, that doesn`t mean he`s gay. Who wouldn`t, right?


    and so what if he`s been known to wear drag. Lots of straight men do.



    OBVIOUSLY he is not gay.

    I hope I`ve put those silly rumors to rest.
  41. Profile photo of RiseAgainst3
    RiseAgainst3 Male 13-17
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    If everyone in my school sued over being called gay by other people....
  42. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    Thats just dumb!
  43. Profile photo of ErinBtx
    ErinBtx Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    who cares if he`s gay? he`s weird as f*ck.
  44. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    November 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    John Travolta is a classic. I like that he finds a way to dance in every one of his movies. On the other hand, the scientology thing is weird. I laughed so hard at the end of Battlefield Earth thinking that the same guy that wrote the whole scientology religion was the author of that piece of crap movie.
  45. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    Is calling someone gay in print when they`re not slander?
  46. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    I`d need more facts to decide. This is a question entirely unsupported by context.

    And dressing in drag while making a million dollars is called a brilliant use of your time.
  47. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    "Is calling someone gay in print when they`re not slander?"

    No, its libel, IF false.

    Libel is generally a false statement published to third parties that has the effect of defaming.

  48. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    And he was good in many movies I saw. And he has an airport at his house. How f*cking cool is that sh*t? "Hey, lets go take my jetliner for a spin. I`ve got it parked out back."

    OK!
  49. Profile photo of AcemanJones
    AcemanJones Male 30-39
    81 posts
    November 30, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    John Travolta, man...what the drat happened?

    The gay, in the closet thing, we all came to terms with that along with your drated up Scientology. But that bad, bad, lace-front hooker wig; those hyper-polished faint yellow teeth; that over-foundationed skin...

    When did you become Jack Nicholson?
  50. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    I can`t stop staring at that spot on his chin.
    It`s overwhelmingly annoying.
  51. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    I couldn`t care less about his orientation or whatever cosmetic things he`s had done.

    He can make good movies become awesome movies. That`s all that matters.
  52. Profile photo of Happy_Pandas
    Happy_Pandas Female 13-17
    307 posts
    November 30, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    Uh they don`t have the right to do that. That`s called libel... it IS libel (currently, because if he is gay, he hasn`t come out yet, so therefore accusations of him being gay without coming from Travolta himself is libel). And he can sue them because he, himself, says that it wasn`t true.


    Oh US Government AP... the only time you`ll do me any good...
  53. Profile photo of Happy_Pandas
    Happy_Pandas Female 13-17
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    November 30, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    Libel = false statements/accusations that defame a person in print
    Slander = same as above EXCEPT it`s just by the spoken word and not print.
  54. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    Libel is merely the favorite word used to attack free speech. You have the right to say anything that doesn`t put somebody in danger. I don`t care if your reputation is destroyed by lies.
  55. Profile photo of janus_games
    janus_games Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    @pandas actually libel is falsely accusing him is libel/slander

    if he actually is and they have proof, then there`s nothing that`s illegal

    immoral maybe but not illegal
  56. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 11:03 pm
    "You have the right to say anything that doesn`t put somebody in danger. I don`t care if your reputation is destroyed by lies."

    This is simply not true. You might not care about who your lies hurt, but the fact is libel is not protected free speech. You can be sued for harming someone`s reputation with lies. And that`s the way it should be. Click here for more info.
  57. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 11:11 pm
    It really all depends on how they phrase the story. They`d probably phrase it as "sources close to Travolta say he`s gay," or "Travolta was seen with an unidentified man that some think might be his lover." Neither of those statements are necessarily untrue, but lead people to suspect that Travolta is gay. Not libel, but a pretty foul way to make a living if you ask me.

    As far as I`m concerned, gossip columnists can all go die in a fire.
  58. Profile photo of PoopNoodle
    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
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    November 30, 2010 at 11:59 pm
    Why is it such a slam to be accused of being gay?
  59. Profile photo of Sidragasum
    Sidragasum Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 12:09 am
    Hey look, it`s Ke$ha
  60. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    December 1, 2010 at 3:11 am
    he`s probably bisexual and who cares?
  61. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:44 am
    the question is then, would being gay hurt his reputation? if so, he`s well within his rights to sue, otherwise he`ll find it tough to get anything out of it.
  62. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    December 1, 2010 at 7:41 am
    How come he didn`t sue South Park? They did that years ago. I guess for all I know he did.
  63. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:05 am
    If it shuts down gawker, I`m all for it.
  64. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:27 am
    Any man truly comfortable with his sexuality wouldn`t be upset by this.
  65. Profile photo of kittehdee29
    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:48 am
    He didn`t sue South Park because he knows that they make fun of everyone and that it`s in fairly good humor. Gawker is pure sh*t.
  66. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:53 am
    Xenu will have none of this!
  67. Profile photo of slab-of-rage
    slab-of-rage Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 11:02 am
    I think it you`re in the closet, you are harming yourself by not being true to who you are.

    However, it`s up to the individual to decide if they should come out or not, not some crappy gossip website.

    Besides, does anyone really care any more these days?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

  69. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    Besides, does anyone really care any more these days?
    Oh, you`d be surprised...
  70. Profile photo of BobbyJenkins
    BobbyJenkins Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    It is absolutely Travolta`s right to stay in the closet if he wants to. It`s the same with Jodie Foster. Sure people in the spotlight coming out can help younger people. But they have also the right to their privacy. This isn`t about being ashamed of who you are, it`s about actors wanting to keep their career professional. The media crossed the line way long ago about what was appropriate boundaries for these people. It`s stalking. It needs to stop!
  71. Profile photo of Lauryn
    Lauryn Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 1:19 am
    The press morally shouldn`t `out` someone... for some stars it does wreck their careers, There are still a surprising amount of people out there who are 100% anti gay... and wont ever buy `said persons` music/movies/whatever after they know `saidperson` is gay,

    Sad but true.... And also majority of what the press say are lies, but people still believe it. I think they have a right to sue over being defamated (sp)...
    IMO the press need to give it a break, they stalk people and if it were anyone else they would be arrested and charged... I feel sorry for most celeb`s.. I cant imagine people vid/photographing me every second im in public... I`d personally go nuts and start shooting people im surprised most of them dont.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 4:46 am
    wow.. that picture made me notice how hairy his knuckles are.
  73. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2010 at 8:02 am
    All I know is his wife is hot.
  74. Profile photo of PBZebras
    PBZebras Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    Who cares

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