In an explosive video interview with the National Enquirer, John Travolta‘s former pilot and alleged lover Doug Gotterba claims the actor “used his celebrity and manipulation to get his way.”
Gotterba says his six-year relationship with Travolta began in 1981, when he was being interviewed for a pilot job. He says the two flew to a resort in Monterey, CA, and shared “a wonderful dinner with a fantastic bottle of Merlot.” Afterwards, Gotterba says Travolta initiated a sensual massage in a hotel room.
The 62-year-old pilot gives details about his romance with Travolta and says the last time he saw him was shortly after he married Kelly Preston. He says Travolta and his wife had just gotten back from the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Center, and John asked him to go for a walk on the beach.
“We were making small talk when suddenly, I blurted out, ‘So, John, tell me. Now that you’re married, do you still prefer men –- or women?’ He looked me straight in the eye and said, ‘Well, Doug, I still prefer men.’ I said, ‘Okay.’ And that’s the last time we saw each other.”
In the video interview, Gotterba talks about Travolta’s insatiable sexual appetite, and says he enjoyed multiple male partners at the same time, and wanted to make a sex tape.
“He wanted to film it, and I said no,” claims Gotterba.
There has been much speculation about Travolta’s sexual orientation over the years, and it recently gained attention when he was accused of sexual harassment by several men.
When asked if he believed Kelly knew about his relationship with John, Doug replied, “How can you not be aware of it?”
According to insiders, Travolta’s being gay is the worst kept secret in Hollywood. Even actress Carrie Fisher weighed in on the subject in 2010, saying “My feeling about John has always been that we know and we don’t care.” She went on to say, “I’m sorry that he’s uncomfortable with it.”