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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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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...

584 days ago
32.

Jay W.     

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

584 days ago
33.

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...

584 days ago
34.

JFO    

And yet another person chimes in .... JT really ought to just come out and be done with it.

584 days ago
35.

Pink    

Welll I guess its all falling out of the closet for this batty boy.

584 days ago
36.

Kelly    

Oh, John. Let it go and come out already. Your psychic pain is obvious - no amount of Juviderm can wipe it out.

584 days ago
37.

bipolarexpress    

My thing is, why would the pilot need to sign a confidentiality agreement--from 30 yrs ago--if he was only a pilot? i mean, just how much personal sh*t could there be to tell? And Travolta was not even big then. Maybe 15 yrs ago he was well known then when the pilot quit, but even so, kinda weird....unless there WAS an affair and he had something to hide. A lot of actors/actresses have confid agreements with mangers/agents and housekeepers/nannies, but a co-pilot? Puleese.

584 days ago
38.

Different Rules Apply    

John, you are way too good looking to settle for that awful tupe! See Charlie Sheen's wig maker and get a good look for yourself! Sorry for you and your family that you have to get smeared through the mud with this gay stuff ~ hang strong.

584 days ago
39.

imorena    

travolta looks like a young sandusky

584 days ago
40.

BC    

Damn! Hasnt this man been thru enough already??

584 days ago
41.

Majestik    

I'm confused.

584 days ago
42.

Different Rules Apply    

As Taylor Swift so aptly sung, "people throw rocks at things that shine..." John is a gem who shines brightly. All the vermin low lifes want to trash his happiness, that's all this is and oh yes, cash in if they can too.

584 days ago
43.

some guy    

"I've gotten a million massages from a million guys and they all meant something."

584 days ago
44.

jeffdg    

whether the guy has a confidentiality agreement or not, doesn't he have a moral agreement with himself ... what a low life!!!

584 days ago
45.

Really?    

Honestly who really cares - If he is gay, bi, straight or just a horn dog who cant get enough ? Maybe only Vinny Bobarino...

584 days ago
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