John Travolta has dismissed allegations suggesting he enjoyed a steamy gay affair with his former pilot, insisting all of his supposed former lovers are simply chasing a big pay day.
The star is currently fighting legal action from Douglas Gotterba, who is seeking to write a tell-all book about an alleged romance with the actor, which he claims took place while he was working for the star’s Alto aircraft company in the 1980s.
Travolta has long been subjected to speculation over his sexuality, despite being married to actress Kelly Preston since 1991, and he is convinced Gotterba’s reasons for going public with his accusations are simply rooted in money – just like his previous accusers.
He tells TheDailyBeast.com, “This is every celebrity’s Achilles heel. It’s just about people wanting money. That’s all. It happens on many levels.”
But Travolta, 60, refuses to get himself worked up over the unfounded gossip.
He continues, “Other people may attack it back (sic) more than I do, but I let all the media stuff go a long time ago because I can’t control it. I think that’s why it (gay rumors) persists, to some degree.”
Travolta previously hit headlines in 2012 after he was slapped with three separate suits for sexual battery, which were all subsequently withdrawn.