Joan Edwards, a former secretary of John Travolta told The National Enquirer that the Hollywood actor had a six-year-long relationship with his male-copilot Doug Gotterba during the 1980s
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Joan Edwards was Travolta’s secretary from 1978-1994 and is the first ex-employee to publicly say the actor is gay – a surprisingly common revelation of late.
“I did everything for him, including taking care of his personal and professional schedules. Of course I knew he was gay. It never bothered me,” she said.
Carrie Fisher has also said John Travolta is gay. Edwards says specifically, she knew of Travolta’s affair with Gotterba, who began working for him in 1981.
“That’s how I met Doug. We both worked for John at the same time. Doug is a wonderful guy and we are still good friends,” she told the celebrity news mag.
“He told me that John was gay and they had a sexual relationship,” she said.
Doug Gotterba is not quoted by the Enquirer about his relationship with Travolta. The tabloid says only that he confirmed his employment with the actor.
But Gotterba’s post-Travolta boyfriend, Robert Britz, confirms that and more.
“Doug told me right at the beginning of our relationship that he’d had a homosexual relationship with John Travolta in the 1980s,” Britz recalled.
“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.’”
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