It’s been a bit quiet on the guys-claiming-John-Travolta-wanted-to-have-sex-with-them front. Earlier this year you couldn’t move for masseurs and others launching legal actions over supposed unwanted sexual advances.
However, if Travolta was hoping the whole thing would quietly disappear, he’s going to be disappointed, as TMZ reports that former pilot Doug Gotterba claims he had a ‘steamy affair’ with the actor and he is now suing after receiving what he describes as a threatening letter from Travolta’s attorney Marty Singer. The lawyer apparently sent out the letter after reports of the affair emerged in June, with suggestions at the time that a tell-all book was on the way.
Singer apparently wrote to Gotterba saying that he was barred from talking to the media as he’d signed a non-disclosure agreement covering his time working for the movie star. The pilot, who says he worked from Travolta from 1981 to 1987, says he never signed such as an agreement. He admits there was a termination agreement that he signed, but it didn’t include anything about confidentiality.
TMZ reached out to Singer, who stands by the statement that Gotterba signed a confidentiality agreement, and that the lawsuit is ‘ludicrous’. The lawyer adds, “Mr. Gotterba obviously filed this lawsuit to get his 15 minutes of fame. We plan to get this meritless case promptly dismissed.”
As others have pointed out though, so far Singer hasn’t actually denied anything that’s been said about Travolta and Gotterba having an affair. Some have even interpreted this as a tacit coming out (although that’s quite a stretch), with the actor’s camp only saying a confidentiality agreements bans the pilot from talking about it. I wouldn’t hold a coming out party just yet, but the language Singer uses is interesting.