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John Travolta's former pilot has won a bid to challenge the validity of a confidentiality agreement he signed when he left the movie's star's aircraft company Alto in 1987.
A judge in California has given Douglas Gotterba permission to argue in a lawsuit that he holds no confidentiality duties to the actor, despite claims to contrary by the Pulp Fiction star's lawyer Marty Singer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Gotterba, who worked for Travolta for six years, upset the star when he revealed plans to write a book about his time with the actor as part of a National Enquirer interview - and Singer sent out cease-and-desist missives, accusing the former employee of breaching a confidentiality agreement.
Gotterba has since sued Travolta and Alto bosses, seeking a judicial declaration about which agreement was valid and whether confidentiality was really enforceable.