The scandal swirling around John Travolta and all the recent reports of him being gay are about to worsen because his alleged lover, former pilot Doug Gotterba, is writing a tell-all book.
Gotterba, 60, has two writers lined up to help tell his story appear in today’s edition of The National Enquirer.
Last week, the Enquirer reported that pilot Gotterba told Travolta’s former secretary Joan Edwards about the secret affair. She confirmed that Gotterba began working for the Pulp Fiction star in 1981. “He told me that John was gay and they had a sexual relationship,” said Edwards.
The long-term relationship was before the actor’s marriage to Kelly Preston in 1991.
The simmering scandal heated up last month, when the Hollywood A-lister was hit with two lawsuits from masseurs claiming the actor made sexual advances towards them during massages – but one claim was later withdrawn.
A string of other people came out of the woodwork making similar claims.
Travolta’s legal team strenuously denied the allegations at the time. In public, Travolta has been putting on a brave face. The 58-year-old took to the stage a week ago to help honour actress Shirley MacLaine as she received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award.
The actor was perfectly composed and smiled throughout his speech, which he made in front of celebrity guestsand work colleagues, including Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl and Meryl Streep.