Doug Gotterba: John Travolta's Secret Boyfriend of Six Years?

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After a week or two of relative quiet, the John Travolta sex scandal has exploded again with a new report that the actor had a six-year gay affair with his pilot.

Travolta and Doug Gotterba were lovers in the 1980s, according to Travolta’s former secretary and Gotterba’s ex boyfriend, who spilled to the National Enquirer.

We know, we know, it's the Enquirer. Grain of salt. But 1) these are just the latest in a LONG string of people alleging similar things, and 2) Rielle Hunter.

Joan Edwards was Travolta’s secretary from 1978-1994 and is the first ex-employee to publicly say the actor is gay - a surprisingly common revelation of late. 

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“I did everything for him, including taking care of his personal and professional schedules. Of course I knew he was gay. It never bothered me,” she said.

Carrie Fisher has also said John Travolta is gay. Edwards says specifically, she knew of Travolta's affair with Gotterba, who began working for him in 1981. 

"That's how I met Doug. We both worked for John at the same time. Doug is a wonderful guy and we are still good friends," she told the celebrity news mag.

"He told me that John was gay and they had a sexual relationship," she said.

Doug Gotterba is not quoted by the Enquirer about his relationship with Travolta. The tabloid says only that he confirmed his employment with the actor.

But Gotterba’s post-Travolta boyfriend, Robert Britz, confirms that and more.

"Doug told me right at the beginning of our relationship that he'd had a homosexual relationship with John Travolta in the 1980s," Britz recalled.

"Doug said John was constantly grabbing at his genital area, but he put up with John's sexual advances because working for him was 'lucrative.’”

Britz also reveals that he was shown home video of Gotterba and Travolta in a hotel room.

"I personally saw about two minutes of Doug's video showing John Travolta at the end of a bed with his shirt off. There were plates of food in front of him."

"The video appeared to be shot in a hotel room. Doug said it was lucrative to be what he called John's 'personal right hand man' and homosexual partner."

But Britz says Gotterba told him the relationship with Travolta was too much and he was turned off by John's "hairy body" and weight gain between movies.

"After a few years, Doug grew apart from John sexually, and John's advances started to repulse him," Britz said. "The relationship ended shortly thereafter."

And while Travolta was peaking in his Hollywood stardom, author Wensley Clarkson claims his team scrambled to hide his rumored homosexuality.

By setting him up on a date with 16-year-old starlet Brooke Shields.

"The relationship reached a head when John was being interviewed by a journalist and just happened to take two lovey-dovey phone calls from Brooke during the interview," Clarkson wrote in his 1997 biography John Travolta: Back in Character.

"Close friends of John Travolta knew perfectly well there was no romance with Brooke. But the rumors certainly helped to improve John's image."

John married Kelly Preston in 1991 and is fighting two lawsuits from masseurs who claim he became sexually aggressive with them during massages.

What do you think? Is John Travolta gay?



If it is true then thats fuckin nasty....not bein a homosexual of course....but bein in a relationship with someone while you're clearly in one WITH ANOTHER DUDE!!! Uuuuggghhh....


Please plow my ass, I like it!!!!


I wonder if anyone knows that he has settled hundred of thousands of dollars worth if lawsuits for dudes he gropes on movie sets? Those lawsuits and accusers are coming soon I am sure. Travolta is a gay rapist, plain and simple.


We don't have to embarass John's family - he did it himself. Such a liar, acting as if he's straight. Don't try and cover the doo doo stains now!!!!! People who sympathize with twisted doo doo chasers are stupid - get real shit stinks!!!!


Can't a man GREASE his friends, GET SHORTY, without having to say...LOOK WHO'S TALKING??


OMG Mean, first; mourn later< I hope you're joking!!! ENOUGH with the bullying B.S. What a bunch of absolute pussys we are becoming. STOP IT!!!


Momma always told me to be careful what you do, because a lie becomes the truth!!!! Yeah John, I can't wait to see the sex tape. I am sure someone will get it out there soon enough!!!


WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL YOU ASK? How about being a FAKE? Oh yeah, I'm John Travolta, Hollywood sex symbol, Danny Zuko from Grease,Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever Vinnie Barbarino from Welcome Back Kotter Oh and by the way ladies, I s*** d*** and like it in the poop chute. Not that there's anything wrong with that...but, it IS a little disingenuous don't you think? Be proud of who you are..oh wait that probably would have cost him MILLIONS in box office receipts paid by people who thought they were seeing a "straight" guy.


It is so mean-spirited to taunt this man with rumors. Carrie Fisher, and the likes, you should be ashamed of yourselves. This witch hunt is nothing less than BULLYING! What's more, you are hurting his family and others, as well, by showing and perpetuating the power of casting doubt. Shame on you. I beg of you to take any crippling rumor, whether true to your character or not, and consider how you might feel to be publicly humiliated. Consider the doubt and distrust that may spawn among family, friends, and colleagues. Just might make you want to end it all, hunh? Pull yourself together and stop it. STOP BULLYING!



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