john travolta commented on the years-old rumors that he is gay in an interview with the daily beast published on tuesday. The actor also addressed the pending lawsuit against him by douglas. John travolta is speaking out about gay rumors and a pending lawsuit filed against him by an alleged former lover. The daily beast recently spoke with travolta about a 2012 lawsuit filed by douglas gotterba, a pilot who worked for travoltas alto airline company in the 1980s. The california pilot who claims he had a high-flying gay affair with actor john travolta is airing new details about their alleged six-year relationship. leah remini on leaving scientology, tom cruise, john travolta, and brooke shields wwhl - duration 340. actress kirstie alley denied that actor john travolta is gay, says they were in love with each other. He was married and i was married, it was so hard to resist him, she admits. john travolta is feeling his celebrity achilles heel aching after claims that hes gay and a lawsuit to boot. This is every celebritys achilles heel, the 60-year-old actor told the daily beast. John travoltas gotti biopic pulled just 10 days before release i consider what i did even worse because i actually let myself fall in love with him and stay in love with him for a long time. Of travoltas alleged affair with gotterba, who reportedly began working for the actor in 1981, edwards added, we both worked for john at the same time. He told me that john was gay and they had a sexual relationship. john travolta has been paying off gay lovers to the tune of nearly 1. 5 million, and his wife kelly preston is well aware of whats going on, a new report says. they came to cannes (piloted by travolta on his jet) on a week-long publicity blitz to promote travoltas latest film, gotti, a biopic of the late gambino crime family boss john.