According to an astonishing new memoir, John Travolta kissed a male masseuse in the presence of a Scientology bigwig.
Mike Rinder, who left Scientology in 2007, claims in “A Billion Years: My Escape from a Life in the Highest Ranks of Scientology” that he was tasked to aid the married “Pulp Fiction” star, now 68, with “some public affairs concerns” when he reportedly observed the kiss.
He recounted a hotel suite conversation with the “Grease” and “Pulp Fiction” actor.
While they were talking, Travolta’s masseur entered the room wearing a bathrobe and kissed the star on the lips.
He’ll be in soon, John remarked as the masseur approached the bedroom, writes Rinder. That was disturbing, especially in front of a top Scientology leader. It just could not be done. He supposed that was a reflection of his faith in him.
Travolta’s agent declined to respond.
Rinder claims he was sent in by the church to dispel rumors about Travolta’s love life.
Since the early 1990s, Travolta has been pursued by allegations from several purported male partners, such as one of his former pilots and a porn star, writes Rinder.
Based on the book, the group sprung into action after the National Enquirer approached Travolta’s staff about an imminent piece.
They dug up information on the informants and intimidated the media with litigation, knowing the possible PR harm a report of homosexual sex would have on the perfect Scientology pair of John and Kelly Preston, Travolta’s then-wife, who passed away in 2020, Rinder says.
Yet the danger of a report characterizing a Scientologist as gay would induce fear inside since for a Scientologist, not being ‘treated’ of homosexuality would suggest, that the tech doesn’t work, writes Rinder, the Australian-born co-host of “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”
Much has been made of John’s sexuality, regardless of what the facts of his sexual orientation may be, he genuinely think he would be more open about it if it weren’t for the stigma he receives as a result of his deep conviction in Scientology, Rinder writes.
Mike Rinder is a habitual liar who attempts to benefit from his dishonesty, a Scientology representative stated. He survives by coordinating the persecution of his old Church and its leader via bogus police complaints, inflammatory propaganda, and fabricated media articles.
Preston Travolta, Travolta’s wife, died of breast cancer in 2020. She was 57 years old. The pair had 3 kids: Jett, who died in 2009 at the age of 16, Ella, who is 22 years old, and Benjamin, who is 11 years old.