Carrie Fisher has suggested that it is well-known that John Travolta is gay.

The actress, who was the original Princess Leia in Star Wars, was speaking to gay magazine Advocate.

Travolta recently enlisted his lawyers to stamp out claims in a new book that he is secretly gay.

Robert Randolph alleges that the married father had slept with men in saunas.

During the interview, the magazine asked Fisher: “I know you and Travolta go way back, so let’s get really blunt here: Does his [Travolta’s] legal team have any business demanding Gawker remove a recent post suggesting that he’s given [bleep] jobs?”

Fisher answered: “Wow! I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don’t care. Look, I’m sorry that he’s uncomfortable with it, and that’s all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be.”

The magazine noted that Fisher has made reference to the star’s alleged sexuality before. In 2009, Advocate ran a feature called “Ten things gay men should know about women”.

Fisher’s contribution was: “We don’t really care that John Travolta is gay.”