According to a recent National Enquirer cover story, John Travolta’s pay off sum to gay ex-lovers has now reached almost a million and a half dollars. Poor Kelly Preston – is this some terrible secret that John Travolta is hiding from her? Nah. According to the tabloid, Kelly Preston is in on it and she and John Travolta are in a big money sham marriage orchestrated by the Church of Scientology to keep Travolta’s gay lifestyle on the down low.
The Enquirer’s allegations align to many other headline making news stories (with photos and other evidence) that have surfaced over the last couple of years and that have been rumored for more than a decade. The most recent and priciest of John Travolta’s payoffs was allegedly to Doug Gotterba, an ex lover who wrote a tell-all book titled “Travolta Exposed.” According to inside sources, Travolta ponied up $1.3 million to Gotterba to shut down the book’s publication.
Gotterba’s attorneys dismissed a lawsuit between the two men to decide whether the book would be published, likely after a significant payment was made. In addition to not wanting the book published, according to sources, John Travolta didn’t want to take the stand and answer questions about his sexuality under oath. Travolta reportedly also has a special insurance policy to protect him from sexual assault lawsuits – because he sometimes allegedly gets handsy with men against their will.
According to Gawker, in 2012, Travolta’s insurance company paid out two of six sexual assault complaints made against John Travolta in recent years. Two were by masseurs that said Travolta took advantage of them during private massage sessions. Another was a cruise ship employee who claimed that Travolta rubbed his erection against him. Three other accusers included his stunt double, a driver and physical therapist.
The stunt double accusation is particularly of note since he had worked with John Travolta for years then filed the sexual assault claim. That means an end to their working relationship and a source of income, so whatever was done to the stunt man must have been significant for him to consider an action so drastic. Gawker published a print out from Travolta’s insurance company showing claims filed against his special policy – the Enquirer also mentions this report.
Four of the claims were “alleged sexual assault.” Two of the claims listed, however, were far more disturbing and read “assault, sexual battery, intentional infliction of…” then the text cut off but one can only guess that it was emotional distress or something equally disturbing. Travolta’s attorney tried to claim that the insurance report didn’t represent payouts, but attorney fees. Hmm… Couldn’t imagine anyone fibbing to cover up for Travolta’s (allegedly) shady extramarital activities.
In addition to the men that have filed complaints accusing Travolta of either forcing his attentions on them or masturbating in front of them, there are a number of men who have admitted to affairs with the famous actor and were mentioned by the tabloid. Jeff Kathrein was a nanny for the couple and the two were snapped mouth kissing on the steps of an airplane. Doug Gotterbam, the tell-all book author, claims he and Travolta were boyfriend-boyfriend for six years.
Massage therapist Luis Gonzalez claimed a one night stand with Travolta when he gave the actor a massage at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California. And, author Robert Randolph, who has written about Travolta’s gay proclivities, claims he has seen videotaped footage of John Travolta engaged in gay sex. Sorry people who were holding out hope that Travolta and Kelly Preston had a legitimate loving marriage and that the gay rumors were just rumors, where there’s smoke, there’s fire and in Travolta’s case, it’s not even smoke – it’s flaming…
There’s obviously no shame in being gay – but there’s a lot of shame in going to these lengths to prey on other men and then cover it up – and all likely because of pressure from the Church of Scientology. In this day and age, there is no reason for a man to hide his sexuality. Consider Bruce Jenner – at age 65 and at great potential cost to his reputation – who publicly transitioned to his true gender. Yet Travolta appears to continue this reported treacherous and shady path than be brave. That’s just sad and disturbing.