Carrie Fisher: Everyone knows John Travolta is gay

Sat. December 11, 2010 11:00 AM by News Staff

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Hollywood, CA - In a new interview actress Carrie Fisher drops a bombshell saying that everyone knows John Travolta is gay and that she thinks he should come out of the closet now, because no one cares.

"Wow! I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don't care," Fisher told the Advocate. "Look, I'm sorry that he's uncomfortable with it, and that's all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be."

Fisher was answering a question from an interviewer with the gay glossy about Travolta's legal team demanding that Gawker, an online gossip site, remove a recent post suggesting that he's participated in oral sex with men at LA-based spas.

The interview follows a comment Fisher made about Travolta's sexuality to Out, another gay publication, in 2009.

In a feature listing 10 things that gay men should know about straight women, Fisher answered, "We don't really care that John Travolta is gay."

Fisher, who is best known as Princess Leia from Star Wars, has some experience with closeted gay men. Her husband, Bryan Lourd, left her when he came out.

The 56-year-old Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston, both prominent members of the Church of Scientology, are new parents to son Benjamin. The couple lost their son Jett after he suffered a fatal seizure in 2009.

The Church of Scientology maintains a hard-line stance on homosexuality and believes in "curing" people of their homosexuality. Critics of the church claim the process is meant to keep celebrities in the closet and in the church.

A new book has drawn heavy fire from Travolta's legal team as the author alleges to have direct knowledge of Travolta leading a secret gay life.