If you haven’t gotten your fill of reading about John Travolta’s sordid sex scandals, you’ll be happy to hear that Doug Gotterba, Travolta’s former pilot and alleged lover of six years, is currently negotiating a tell-all book.
The National Enquirer—whose track record is getting eerily good about these things—is reporting that Gotterba has lined up two writers to help him tell his story.
Intrepid gossiphounds might recall the incriminating shot of Travolta lip-locking nanny Jeff Kathlein on an airport runway some years back. At the time, the Pulp Fiction dismissed it as just a warm greeting. (Yeah, if you live in France.)
But Travolta’s former assistant, Joan Edwards and Gotterba’s ex-boyfriend, Robert Britz, have largely confirmed the affair with Gotterba: “Doug told me right at the beginning of our relationship that he’d had a homosexual relationship with John Travolta in the 1980s.” Britz tells the Enquirer, “Doug said John was constantly grabbing at his genital area, but he put up with John’s sexual advances because working for him was ‘lucrative.’”
Gotterba continued the alleged relationship with Travolta until, according to Britz, Travolta’s weight gain between films became too much for him and his sexual advances began to “repulse him.”
There’s speculation that this could be the final straw for actress Kelly Preston, Travolta’s wife of more than 20 years. After the recent allegations from several male masseurs , as well as two lawsuits, Preston has been keeping a very low profile. This fresh chapter in the seemingly never-ending tale of woe may prove to be too much.