As several men who provide in-room massages throughout the country (including the Eden Roc in Miami Beach) came forward with separate but similar stories of inappropriate groping by Travolta, another yarn in the upcoming issue of the Boca Raton-based National Enquirer details the Ocala star’s alleged six-year relationship with one of his private pilots.
Travolta and Doug Gotterba, 60, were lovers in the 1980s, if you believe the actor’s former secretary. Joan Edwards, who worked for Travolta for years, claims Gotterba talked to her about his sexual relationship with the married actor.
After Gotterba and Travolta split, Gotterba began seeing another man identified as Robert Britz. Britz was also interviewed by the tabloid and said he and Gotterba, who now owns a small flying service in Santa Barbara, Calif., discussed the pairing with Travolta.
“Doug said (Travolta) was constantly grabbing at his genital area, but he put up with John’s sexual advances because working for him was ‘lucrative’,” Britz said.
But Britz said Gotterba also told him the relationship with Travolta was out of control when he became turned off by the actor’s “hairy body” and “weight gain” between films.