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John Travolta is gay and it’s no secret – just ask Carrie Fisher.

Travolta has been followed by gay rumors and reports since the late 1980s, always denying them and often enlisting a team of lawyers to take action.

But Fisher, most famous for her iconic portrayals of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, tells The Advocate that her old friend is … well …

Carrie and John go way back, but is she telling it like it is?

The Advocate asks: “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?”

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

This isn’t her first such comment about Travolta, either.


In a 2009 Advocate interview, Fisher lists among 10 Things Gay Men Should Know About Women that “We don’t really care that John Travolta is gay.”

Travolta was first publicly called gay by porn star Paul Barresi who gave an interview about an alleged gay relationship with Travolta in the 1980s.

He later recanted that story and subsequently said the story was true.

Other men have come forward alleging sexual contact with John, who recently became a father again, welcoming a son with wife Kelly Preston.

The latest of alleged Travolta paramours, Robert Randolph, recently came forward to tell the National Enquirer about the star’s “secret gay life.”

Randolph’s new book has drawn heavy fire from Travolta’s legal team as the author alleges to have direct knowledge of Travolta’s gay dalliances.

Do you think he’s gay? Does it even matter?

UPDATE, 5/11/2012: This topic is receiving renewed interest, clearly, in the wake of the sexual assault allegations against the actor by three men.

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Do you think John Travolta is gay?