A former employee of John Travolta's airline company Alto, and alleged lover of the actor, has been given the OK by a judge to pursue a lawsuit claiming a confidentiality agreement given to him by the company is invalid.
Douglas Gotterba, who worked for the actor in the 1980s, recently spoke to the National Enquirer about his relationship with John, which he claims was more than just business.
The details he has revealed so far about the duo's alleged affair include descriptions of John's alleged love-making ("gentle but very passionate") and tales of his irrational jealousy ("He'd disappear into my bedroom and go through my drawers. He always tried to catch me cheating on him").
The former pilot says his written termination notice did not include a confidentiality clause, though Alto argues a later agreement signed by Douglas did include all the necessary clauses.
Though the confidentiality issue has yet to be resolved, a judge granted Douglas the right to move forward with his case after Alto tried unsuccessfully to apply for an anti-SLAPP motion against him.
Douglas claims he decided to speak out about his time with the Grease star after he was "unwillingly thrust" into the spotlight by another former Alto employee, who also spoke about an alleged past relationship with Travolta to the Enquirer.
An attorney for John told The Hollywood Reporter of the case, "While we believe the court should have thrown out Gotterba’s lawsuit at the outset, ultimately, he will not prevail on his claim."
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