(LOS ANGELES) — Already weathering accusations from former masseurs who claimed he made sexual advances towards them, John Travolta’s former secretary has told the National Enquirer the star is gay.
“I did everything for him, including taking care of his personal and professional schedules,” Joan Edwards said. “Of course I knew he was gay. It never bothered me.”
Edwards, who claims to have worked for Travolta from 1978 to 1994, says Travolta had a six-year-long relationship with a male pilot named Doug Gotterba in the 1980s, according to the upcoming Enquirer article excerpted by RadarOnline.
The Enquirer could not confirm the relationship, the publication notes, but did confirm Gotterba did work for the Pulp Fiction star.
Gotterba’s post-Travolta boyfriend, Robert Britz tells the Enquirer Gotterba told him in detail about the relationship, and how it began to sour as Travolta gained weight.
“After a few years Doug grew apart from John sexually, and John’s advances eventually started to repulse him,” Britz claims.
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