Travolta speaks out about gay claims for the first time

John Travolta has spoken out for the first time about claims that he had a gay affair with Douglas Gotterba, a former pilot at his aircraft company, Alto.

Gotterba has claimed he had an affair with the Pulp Fiction actor until he left Alto in 1987.

Travolta denies the claims and he and Gotterba are currently in involved in a pending law suit over the claims.

"This is every celebrity's Achilles' Heel," Travolta told The Daily Beast.

"It's just about people wanting money. That's all. It happens on many levels.

"Also, I don't care that much about it. Other people may attack it back more than I do, but I let all the media stuff go a long time ago because I can't control it."