Pilot who claims to be John Travolta’s former gay lover denies case is ‘just about money’
A male pilot who alleges he had a six-year long affair with John Travolta has hit back at the actor for claiming the case is “just about people wanting money”.
The Grease star is currently embroiled in a legal battle with former employee Douglas Gotterba, who plans to write a tell-all book alleging that he had a six-year relationship with Travolta in the 1970s.
Travolta opened up about the case earlier this week, saying: “This is every celebrity’s Achilles heel.
“It’s just about people wanting money. That’s all. It happens on many levels.”
Mr Gotterba has responded: “What John Travolta said about me in a recent interview is an inaccurate description of what our court case is about.
“Our dispute is purely about declaratory relief and will be a non-monetary judgement. This is about the truth and my right for a court to decide who is telling the truth, not for Mr Travolta to make a judgement.”
This means that Gotterba will be allowed to make his case in court, arguing that he has the right to speak about his alleged relationship with the 60-year-old Pulp Fiction star.