Monday, September 22, 2014

John Travolta's Alleged Lover Fires Back

John Travolta's alleged lover fires back at the actor's claims that he is only after money.

EXCLUSIVE: Pilot who claims he had six-year gay affair with John Travolta hits back at star's put-down that his lawsuit is motivated by greed
• John Travolta insists that money is the motivation behind a lawsuit filed by his former airline pilot
• Doug Gotterba says he will get no money from the suit, but if he wins he will not be bound by any confidentiality agreement
• But Gotterba tried to settle the case with Travolta for $10 MILLION
• The pilot claims he had a six-year gay affair with the actor in the 1980s and is planning to write a book
John Travolta's former pilot has hit out at the Saturday Night Fever star for accusing him of 'wanting money' in a pending lawsuit between the pair.
Doug Gotterba - who claims he had a six-year gay affair with Travolta when he worked for him in the 1980s - released a statement to MailOnline refuting Travolta's comments.
In an interview with The Daily Beast this week Travolta, 60, was asked about the pending lawsuit with Gotterba, to which he replied: 'This is every celebrity's achilles heel. It's just about people wanting money. That's all. It happens on many levels.'
Responding to Travolta's comments, Gotterba said: 'What John Travolta said about me in a recent interview is an inaccurate description of what our court case is about.
'Our dispute is purely about declaratory relief and will be a non-monetary judgement. This is about the truth and my right for a court to decide who is telling the truth, not for Mr Travolta to make a judgement.'
However, MailOnline has learned that according to Travolta's representative, Gotterba had asked for $10 million to settle the case out of court.
Gotterba was a pilot for Travolta's aircraft company Alto for six years before leaving voluntarily in 1987. The former pilot alleges he and Travolta enjoyed a sexual relationship when he was under his employment and the pair are currently disputing whether Gotterba signed a confidentiality agreement.
Last July, a California appeals court ruled that Gotterba would be able to argue his case that he does not have a confidentiality agreement with Travolta.
When Gotterba left the actor's Alto airline company in 1987, he entered into a written termination agreement. Gotterba decided to 'tell the story of his life and those involved in it', including his personal relationship with Travolta after he was 'unwillingly thrust' into the spotlight when another former Travolta employee spilled the beans about their purported gay relationship.
When Travolta’s attorney learned that Gotterba was planning to write a book, the pilot was warned that he would be breaching a confidentiality provision of the termination agreement. But the pilot asserted the agreement was ‘not authentic.’ It was an earlier draft that he did not agree to, he said.
He filed suit against Travolta, asking the court to decide about the validity of the agreement and the validity of the confidentiality clause.
Speaking about the fact he has been subject to several allegations from supposed former lovers in the past, Travolta told the Daily Beast: 'Also, I don't care that much about it. Other people may attack it back more than I do, but I let all the media stuff go a long time ago because I can't control it I think that's why it persists, to some degree.'
The star was dogged by gay rumors two years ago when an anonymous masseur sued him claiming sexual assault and battery and another masseur joined the lawsuit.
Both lawsuits were ultimately dropped by the masseurs.
Travolta said he has come to terms with being the target of such allegations.
'Also, I don't care that much about it. Other people may attack it back more than I do, but I let all the media stuff go a long time ago because I can't control it. I think that's why it persists to some degree,' the actor said.
Jacked from The Daily Mail


Anonymous said...

it's always about the money

zeeedeee said...

Money or not everybody ain't lyin on him..what's done in the dark WILL come to light

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