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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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Rico416    

First

499 days ago
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Hefe    

Is Travolta auditioning to play Spock in the next Star Trek?

C'mon John, spend some of that money on a decent toupee.

499 days ago
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Rico416    

Too much gay stuff going around it was better when they stayed in the closet

499 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Always accusations, never any empirical evidence. I don't know if Travolta is into all this gay shìt, and frankly...it's none of my business. But...unless someone has ACTUAL proof...how 'bout they just shut the f*ck up!

499 days ago
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Mikey    

Travolta is a homo, case closed. He should just be his sick freak self and stop trying to sue people for telling the truth.

499 days ago
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Buckaroobonzai    

Hey John, No one really cares that your gay/bi/whatever. We all still love ya the same. If this is about protecting yur kids, time to tell them the truth and move on. REALLY, WE ALL KNOW YUR GAY! ACCEPT IT!!

499 days ago
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Mikey    

Scientology should change there rules and let Travolta and Tom Cruise marry each other.

499 days ago
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Tammy    

I highly doubt he signed an agreement that states he can't talk about homosexual sex with Travolta because that would be something in writing that admits there was said sex. However, there may be a clause in his termination agreement that states he can't say anything about Travolta, but wouldn't that be limited to his role as his pilot, not his lover?

499 days ago
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Tom    

Just come out of the closet already John, no one cares anymore.

499 days ago
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Truth    

SICK OF HEARING ABOUT THIS BISEXUAL FOOL... JUST POST THE PICS AND VIDS ALREADY. OH MAN... STEVE HIRSCH JUST OFFER THE DUDE A FEW HUNDRED K OR SO... THEN MAYBE TRAVOLTA WILL FINALLY COME CLEAN ABOUT HIS GAYNESS, DIVORCE KELLY PRESTON, AND BE HAPPY ABOUT BEING IN THE LGBT COMMUNITY. #TRRRUTH!!

499 days ago
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Miki    

Come out, John. Feel the freedom. It's got to be easier than fighting everyone to keep their mouths shut.

499 days ago
12.

Gretel    

My mom has a stuffed animal that she had since she was a kid and it is named Zippy. John Travolta looks just like Zippy. What is going on with his "hair?" Is everyone afraid to tell him he looks ridiculous?

499 days ago
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FU TMZ    

I see TMZ is not paying any attention to the drama that is going on on twitter...

499 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

I'm a little confused here. What, exactly, did Gotterba do to bring all this to light? Write a book? Say something to the media? Where's the smoking gun, TMZ?!

499 days ago
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t    

even if he did have an 'alleged affair' with Travolta, what warrants him to get paid? should he get paid for having an affair or keeping it secret? i'm confused by all these people who come out the woods works to say the slept with someone fame now pay me. i don't get that logic. what about keeping private who you had sex with at all?

499 days ago
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