John Travolta has had enough--of the homosexual portrait that some keep trying to paint of him. And he is determined to tear down that image once and for all, according to a friend of his who spoke with a reporter of the Chicago Sun-Times.
In fact, Travolta's friend says the actor is "sick and tired of fighting this insidious, ongoing whisper campaign that has gone on for years."
Travolta does have a very beautiful wife, Kelly Preston, so that might make some envious of him. But they've been married for 20 years. He does have a family, three children--despite the tragic death of one, so having kids might make some envious, too. But the youngest one will be two years old this year.
And he has had a acting career that brought him fame and fortune, which will definitely make some people green with envy. But he's had all that stuff for years now, as well. So what exactly has Travolta done this year to warrant people making up this kind of allegation about him, yet again?
Is he up for a new movie role? Did he sue someone recently, get into a fender bender or cut someone out of his will?
The movie star has been able to boast the money, fame, family and wife treasures for years, so what is prompting the jealousy now--if that's what's driving the two claims by both male masseur's instead of the $2 million dollars they want?
According to the Travolta camp all one has to do is just be rich and famous for this kind of stuff to happen, and it has happened to Travolta before--and been proven false.
Not so fast. While a prior accuser did retract his statement, he said he did it under threat of legal action.
In 1982, a gay porn star named Paul Barresi allegedly was followed into a shower room of the Los Angeles' City Spa by the Pulp Fiction star. Barresi claimed he and Travolta had a two-year affair, which netted him a $100,000 payout for telling from the National Enquirer in 1990 when the story ran.
But Barressi, who says he was under pressure from Travolta's attorneys, would later make a retraction statement about the encounter, according to the Daily Beast.
Of course that doesn't mean he was lying about what happened; it just means he can't prove it if he had to in a court of law to deflect charges that might be brought in a civil suit with the wealthy celebrity. And if you are going to say something so reputation-damaging you need to be able to prove it, right?
In a self-published book released in February of this year, aptly titled, "You'll Never Spa in This Town Again," by Robert Randolph, the author talks about how he was questioned about the Barressi incident by both the National Enquirer and the Star, due to his own book research.
He admitted that he had seen the bulky Staying Alive actor at the LA Spa--engaging in sex acts with men--since 1995. Additionally, Randolph said Travolta "cruised in spas several times a week" and his homosexual style preference was "Middle Eastern," the Daily Beast reported.
Whatever that means.
All of these stories can't help the reputation of John Travolta when it comes to allegations of sexual perversion acts with other men. But Travolta is promising to address it this time in court, so no one else gets the bright idea to say it again.