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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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61.

Trooper Tom    

Any one else notice TMZ has been silent about the Kim Kadashian protests in Bahrain but are right on top of this mess. Oh bad me that's right she only gets good press from this site

658 days ago
62.

Leonard    

Everybody, who is anybody, knows that Travolta is as gay as a 'three dollar bill', however, who gives a s**t anyway. Leave the guy alone FCS...

658 days ago
63.

Kali    

If John would stop lying he would never have to worry about men trying to extort money from him because of his sexual habits. Someone probably has already videotaped John so he might as well speak up now before he completely humiliates his wife.

658 days ago
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Dutch2277    

This is a 30 year old story. There is a monetary reason for the accuser to wait that long to 'tell his story'. He must smell some cash in the water after the other allegations. I don't give a rat's ass if Travola is gay or not, LEt him live his life how HE wants it, not TMZ.

658 days ago
65.

Rip    

So freaking what.... Leave the humans alone. Legalize Marijuana while taxing it and same sex marriage. It's getting a little old. Grow up America. It's embarrassing.

Stop hammering on John T. Get a real job.

658 days ago
66.

Steph    

I am sorry - you would have to pay me a lot of money to claim to be gay and/or have a gay affair when I really wasn't. So, Travolta's team needs to make up their mind - either they are pissed that this guy "talked" or they are pissed that this guy "lied". Can't be both....

658 days ago
67.

DD    

Can't believe Vinnie Barbarino turned into a ***********....What would Horshack say?

658 days ago
68.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Secrets whats with all the confidentiality

658 days ago
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seamus     

I am showing my age but it has been common knowledge about John being gay all the way back to Welcome Back Kotter, Saturday Night fever days. But that is his business. I just don't like that if true he abuses his power and money with the way he treats people.

658 days ago
70.

Pyegow    

Most celebrities bang anything that moves. Men, women, whatever. Let me suck ur Richard, and sign this paper when were done.

658 days ago
71.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

I wonder if him and oparh still besties

658 days ago
72.

vivaladolceee    

Who cares if he's gay or not. People will do anything for a piece of paper called money

658 days ago
73.

rooster    

... this is re-dick u less!... so how can he win, or even file when both are adults, and pitchin a tizzy fit!

658 days ago
74.

Ben    

Oh John just come out of the closet already!

658 days ago
75.

ikeman    

No comment

658 days ago
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