Actor John Travolta finally spoke publicly for
the first time after his former pilot claimed John of being
involved romantically with him. In the beginning of the year,
Douglas Gotterba alleged that he and the actor had enjoyed a sexual
relationship when he was under his employment.
John has however denied having sex with his former employee
Douglas Gotterba. He says "there is no foundation to the rumour".
"I found it most offensive with the loss of my son. I felt like
that was the lowest I'd ever felt,' Travolta said on the claims for
the first time," John added. According to documents filed at the
Court of Appeal in California, Gotterba worked for Travolta's
aircraft company, Alto, for six years before leaving voluntarily in
1987. John Travolta and Gotterba are currently in a legal dispute
over the claims.
In an interview with The Daily Beast newpaper, Travolta
responded to the claims made by Gotterba earlier this year. "This
is every celebrity's Achilles heel. It's just about people wanting
money. That's all. It happens on many levels," he said.
Travolta added that he's grown used to rumours circulating about
his personal life and he's now largely unaffected by such
"Also, I don't care that much about it. Other people may attack
it back more than I do, but I let all the media stuff go a long
time ago because I can't control it. I think that's why it
persists, to some degree," he said.