John Travolta has stepped out for the first time in public following a series of shocking claims about his private life. Some weeks ago, the veteran actor had been hit by scandalous accusations including that he had a “secret six-year gay affair with his pilot.”
The Pulp Fiction actor has allegedly been hiding out at a vacation home in the Bahamas since being accused of gay sexual misconduct from numerous male masseurs. Thursday night, Travolta popped up on stage in Los Angeles to honor actress Shirley MacLaine, as she received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award.
Looking calm and relaxed he said: “Several years ago, Warren Beatty was talking about a young actress. And I said to him, ‘What was she like?’ And he said, ‘She filled the room with presence like I’ve never seen before.’ And I said, ‘You know your sister, Shirley? She fills the room with presence’. She fills the world with presence like no one I’ve ever seen before. And that’s my Shirley. And I love you.”
Travolta has been hit with two lawsuits over the sexual allegations and has hired attorney Marty Singer to battle the claims.