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John Travolta Sued

By Alleged Gay Lover

I Never Agreed to Keep Secrets

12/3/2012 11:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A former pilot who claims to have had a secret gay relationship with John Travolta is suing the actor ... claiming he NEVER signed a confidentiality agreement that would stop him from talking to the media ... but Travolta's camp says he's completely full of crap.

The man behind the lawsuit is Doug Gotterba -- who claims he served as Travolta's pilot from 1981 to 1987. Gotterba made headlines recently when he reportedly spoke to the National Enquirer about his "steamy affair" with the actor.

Gotterba does not go into detail about his personal relationship with Travolta in the lawsuit ... but says after the media tidal wave that ensued, he received a threatening letter from Travolta's attorney Marty Singer.

In the suit, Gotterba claims Singer threatened to sue him for violating a confidentiality agreement he signed when he stopped working for Travolta.  

Gotterba claims he DID sign a termination agreement ... but it didn't include anything about confidentiality. Therefore, Gotterba says he did nothing wrong ... and should be allowed to talk about Travolta without fear of a lawsuit. 

But Singer tells TMZ Gotterba's lawsuit is "ridiculous" ... because he DID sign a contract that contains a confidentiality agreement ... and he even included the document in his lawsuit.

Singer adds, "Mr. Gotterba obviously filed this lawsuit to get his 15 minutes of fame. We plan to get this meritless case promptly dismissed."

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EarthAngel    

Nothing says GUILTY like a hastily enforced confidentiality agreement

690 days ago
17.

Concerned about society     

They gave him a rappers hair plugs

690 days ago
18.

Celebrities Suck    

These rumors have been swirling around for many years, I wonder why? It reminds me of George Micheal. Same thing goes with Tom Cruise. Who remember when Ricky Martin's rumors were going around and everyone believed his lies until just recently when he came out. Maybe these celebs should already come out if it's true, some stay in the closet because they don't know how to come out. Most stay in the closet because their female fans will no longer buy their music, movies, books etc... This is a #fact

690 days ago
19.

Celebrities Suck    

if u really want to know if a man is gay ask a female when can spot one a mile away.

690 days ago
20.

Celebrities Suck    

oops correction.... if u really want to know if a man is gay ask a female we can spot one a mile away.

690 days ago
21.

Kev    

Grease is the word....

690 days ago
22.

JW    

Way too many smoking guns.

690 days ago
23.

Kev    

Grease is the word....

690 days ago
24.

Fallopia Lopez    

Marty Singer, huge fees or not, has got to be getting tired of constantly throwing smoke bombs.

690 days ago
25.

Snooki'sHairBump    

*YAWN* why don't admit that he's gay already? Everyone already knows it. It'll make things easier for him.
Or are you not allowed to be gay in Scientology?

690 days ago
26.

msmoeliss    

Ugh...this crap again.

690 days ago
27.

1km    

His hair looks like flocking and not actual hair. ewwww

690 days ago
28.

doodoopapah    

Did his "hair' come out of a spray can?

690 days ago
29.

bipolarexpress    

What I'd like to know is why ANYONE had to sign a confidentiality agreement---30 yrs ago at that--for only being his pilot??? What would there be to tell? And further, he wasn't even big then. Pretty much a no body except maybe for Grease, and even then he wasn't known when he took the role. Now 15 yrs ago he was big, but still....a confidentiality agreement for only being a pilot? How much personal **** would there be to hide? Unless there was an affair, then I can see it...

690 days ago
30.

Jay W.     

Singer has it right... Gotterba is trying to get his 15 minutes!

690 days ago
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