John Travolta spoke to The Daily Beast last week and directly addressed some of the recent gay rumors and the lawsuit filed against him by an alleged former lover.
Well, he was mostly direct. An interview with the film legend is rare in itself, and extrapolating on the topic of John Travolta gay rumors even rarer.
He did not say, however, that he is gay. Or straight. But he did say people are out to get him in order to get paid and that's the long and short of it.
Doug Gotterba, a pilot who worked for him in the 1980s, says he was "unwillingly thrust" into the limelight after Travolta was accused of sexual battery by another man.
He says he wanted to “tell the story of his life and those involved in it" in a book, which has resulted in a legal battle against the Pulp Fiction star.
"This is every celebrity’s Achilles heel. It’s just about people wanting money. That’s all. It happens on many levels," John Travolta told the website.
"Also, I don’t care that much about [those types of allegations]."
"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."
A California appeals court granted Doug Gotterba the right to argue in a lawsuit that he is not bound by a confidentiality pact from discussing Travolta.
Gotterba worked for the actor for six years.
Although he signed a termination agreement with Travolta's company in 1987, Gotterba claims it was just a pre-draft and did not contain a confidentiality clause.
Rumors regarding Travolta's sexual orientation are not new, but he says the only time it got to him was after the death of his 16-year-old son, Jett, in 2009.
Tabloids claimed Jett Travolta, his first-born child with wife Kelly Preston, was found by their nanny Jeff Kathrein, who was supposedly John's lover.
"I found it most offensive with the loss of my son," the 60-year-old said. "That was the lowest I’d ever felt. Sex stuff is always going to be interesting to somebody."
"But, you stay away from family. You really should. With that, I always felt like the media - not all of the media, but parts of it - went too low there."