In a legal triumph for JOHN TRAVOLTA, the actor will not be forced to face off with a former gay lover in court, The National ENQUIRER has learned.
A civil suit filed against the 61-year-old “Grease” star filed by Doug Gotterba was set to go to trial on Aug. 7 in Santa Barbara, Calif.
But a court document obtained by The ENQUIRER shows the legal action was halted a week earlier.
According to the papers, the case was dismissed “with prejudice” after Doug’s lawyer filed a petition on July 31 to end the proceedings.
Doug, 65, had worked as John’s pilot in the 1980s.
He’s battled for two years to publish a book, “Travolta Exposed,” about their alleged homosexual relationship, which Doug said went on for six years before John married actress Kelly Preston.
The ENQUIRER exclusively reported details of the affair in 2012, but John’s lawyers fought the book’s publication, claiming that Doug was violating a previously signed confidentiality agreement.
But the case is now settled, with a source telling The ENQUIRER: “As far as John’s concerned, it’s all been put in the closet.”