John Travolta is one of the most popular American actors who rose to fame in the early 70s. The American actor made his name with a sitcom called ‘Welcome Back, Kotter‘.
Travolta has also been a part of various movies like ‘Get Shorty,’ ‘Broken Arrow,’ ‘Phenomenon,’ etc. Apart from being a renowned actor, John has been in the headlines for several controversies throughout his life. This primarily includes allegations of being gay.
Not only this but there are also allegations of him abusing his gay partners. In 2012, an unknown person accused John of sexually assaulting him and battery. The case against John got worse when a second person joined the plea.
In 2014, the co-pilot of John, Doug Gotterba alleged that he had a six-year affair with John Travolta. The affair, allegedly started in the early 1980s, when Doug was working for him. Gotterba stopped working for Travolta in 1987 and signed a “termination agreement” that included a “confidentiality clause
The co-pilot contested the legitimacy of the confidentiality clause when he stated his intentions to write a tell-all book about the affair he had with Travolta. Travolta refuted the allegations and responded by claiming that it was a blackmailing attempt for financial gain.
Gotterba, on the other hand, remained unyielding and declared that “our issue is solely about declaratory relief and will be a non-monetary ruling.
This is about the truth, and it is not for Mr. Travolta to make a judgment. It is for a court to decide who is speaking the truth.” However, he did promise to keep quiet about the incident in exchange for ten million dollars from Travolta.
The rumors of Travolta being gay surfaced in the early 1980s when he was accused by some associated people. Since the commencement of the rumors in 1980, John Travolta has always denied them.
However, in 2010 actress Carrie Fisher fueled these rumors again by stating that John Travolta is openly gay. This made the whole case brew again. However, all these rumors found a solid base in the year 2017.
This was the year when a sexual assault case was filed against John Travolta. A 21-year-old male spa employee filed a harassment allegation against Travolta. After midnight, Travolta was scheduled to receive a deep tissue massage at the LaQuinta Hotel in Palm Springs, California. The spa worker claimed Travolta dropped his towel while standing
Further, he told the masseur he was gorgeous and “excited,” inviting him into the steam room so he wouldn’t be alone. The harassment continued when John repeatedly removed his towel to expose his buttocks. In addition, he said that Travolta, while face down on the table, reached out and touched the masseuse inappropriately. The complaint also claims that Travolta made several sexually explicit comments to the masseuse.