John Travolta is as straight as cooked spaghetti (i.e. he’s gay, if you didn’t get that memo), but he’s not out, despite the neverending stories about his various homosexual escapades. One of his ex-lovers in particular, a man named Douglas Gotterba, says they had an affair back in the ’80s and wants to write about their relationship in a tell-all memoir. The problem is, it would go against a 20-year-old confidentiality agreement, so he’s taking it to court to get that overturned.
From the New York Daily News:
In a National Enquirer story labeled “ridiculous” by Travolta’s camp, pilot Doug Gotterba said he first met the “Grease” star in February 1981 when he interviewed for a pilot job – and by September they were lovers.
“I know the date (the affair began) because I still have the log book and records,” Gotterba, 62, told the Enquirer.
He said they flew to Monterey, Calif., together and shared a “fantastic” bottle of merlot wine over dinner at the Highlands resort in Carmel.
“I got the sense I was being courted,” Gotterba said. “As we walked from the restaurant back to the room, John suddenly said, “Hey, would you like a massage?’”
Gotterba said he’d expected the invitation, and the massage quickly led to sex.
“John was gentle but very passionate. The next day he told me with a big smile on his face, ‘I really enjoyed last night,’” Gotterba told the Enquirer.
You need to read the full story because there’s a LOT more, and it’s a doozy. Do I think most of it happened? Yup, sure do. Do I think this confidentiality agreement will be overturned? I don’t know, but part of me hopes not. I understand that John’s level of gayness and his inability to not be a weirdo about it (we all remember the masseuses) is ridiculous, but I also don’t think ANYONE should ever be pressured or forced to come out when they’re uncomfortable doing so, which this dude clearly is. It’s a shame he can’t embrace who he truly is, but that’s not really anyone else’s decision to make – or live with – but his.
Oh, and here’s John and Douglas together back in the ’80s: