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John Travolta's Alleged Former Gay Lover Can Tell His Story: VIDEO


A California appeals court judge ruled on Tuesday that John Travolta can no longer stop former employee and alleged former lover Douglas Gotterba from telling his side of the story, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Gotterba claims that his working relationship with the actor became more personal when he was employed by Travolta’s aircraft company Alto in the 1980s.

After Gotterba announced plans to release a book telling “the story of his life and those involved in it,” Travolta’s attorney sent the pilot cease-and-desist letters claiming Gotterba was breaching a confidentiality provision in his Alto termination agreement.

However, Gotterba and his lawyer said that the paperwork in question is inauthentic as it is an early draft of the agreement. Gotterba sought a judge’s opinion about which agreement was valid and whether or not confidentiality was enforceable.

California appeals court Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert has now ruled in Gotterba’s favor, stating that the lawsuit was based on “the validity of the asserted termination agreements.”

Gilbert added that if Travolta had won, the decision “would lead to the absurd result that a person receiving a demand letter threatening legal action for breach of contract would be precluded from seeking declaratory relief to determine the validity of the contract. Declaratory relief would be limited to situations where the parties have not communicated their disagreement.”

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  1. Ah, John......about all that excess baggage in your closet.........
    I wonder what his wife thinks about all of this?

    Posted by: David From Canada | Jul 24, 2014 10:15:55 AM

  2. I hate to see the personal pain that this will cause Travolta's immediate family... but, when celebrity & wealth are involved, you take the good with the bad.

    I mostly look forward to anything related to Scientology... that'll be a whole new set of cease & desist challenges.

    Posted by: pete n sfo | Jul 24, 2014 10:42:14 AM

  3. @ David

    His wife is a scientoligist so most likely she signed a contract about being a beard for travolta

    Posted by: saywhat | Jul 24, 2014 10:45:55 AM

  4. People who have met him say he is a nice guy....why all the stalking???

    Posted by: styler | Jul 24, 2014 11:16:30 AM

  5. money, styler, it's always about money. If he writes this guy a big check you can bet there will be no book.

    Posted by: Sean | Jul 24, 2014 11:37:15 AM

  6. Who cares? Really. I mean, who cares if J. Travolta is gay or not. I don't. Leave the man alone.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 24, 2014 11:44:05 AM

  7. Jamal49: Obviously, Travolta cares.

    Posted by: Seth | Jul 24, 2014 12:59:31 PM

  8. @Seth - LOL

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jul 24, 2014 2:23:08 PM

  9. Getting the popcorn ready...

    Posted by: JKM | Jul 24, 2014 4:25:29 PM

  10. I think it's a bit late to drag Travolta out of the closet- perhaps he is just bi...

    Posted by: jarago | Jul 24, 2014 6:31:08 PM

  11. Clearly a suppressive person.

    Posted by: Enchantra | Jul 24, 2014 10:37:05 PM

  12. Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock...
    When will John finally come out of the closet?

    Posted by: Marc | Jul 24, 2014 11:42:44 PM

  13. Very funny Enchantra! ;-)

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Jul 25, 2014 1:26:34 AM

  14. Kelly Preston knows Travolta is gay. She has known since day 1.
    Why would anyone feel sympathy for her.
    She can stay buy with that (fake) baby she pretended to have a few years.

    Posted by: MaryM | Jul 25, 2014 4:00:51 AM

  15. Who? I mean who cares?

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 25, 2014 4:14:59 AM

  16. We are way beyond the "where there's smoke, there's fire" level of Travolta rumors. I think it's now, "where there's fire, there's fire." As South Park noted, Cruise and Travolta are in the closet together.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Jul 25, 2014 4:36:31 AM

  17. @Marc As a friend of mine used to say of a friend we knew was gay, "He'll come out of the closet...when he's done cleaning it."

    Posted by: Kevin | Jul 29, 2014 2:52:36 AM

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