John Travolta comes out of hiding

2012-06-08 22:11
London - John Travolta has made his first public appearance since being accused of sexual harassment.

The Pulp Fiction star is thought to have been hiding out at a vacation home in the Bahamas since being accused of sexual misconduct from a number of male masseurs but he put on a brave face on Thursday night to honour actress Shirley MacLaine as she received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award.

Taking to the stage in a black tuxedo, John appeared calm and composed as he made a speech in front of guests including Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl and Meryl Streep.

New claims have emerged

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.

"Shirley MacLaine is first a dancer, and when you move from Broadway to film to television to writing to directing, you have to move to these things with the grace of a dancer. To train and push harder than you ever thought you could."

John was among a number of stars, including Jack Nicholson, her brother Warren Beatty, and Morgan Freeman, in paying tribute to Shirley, 78.

Travolta reportedly jetted off to a vacation home in the Bahamas with wife Kelly Preston and children Ella, 12, and 18-month-old Benjamin to ride out the sex scandal, although new claims have emerged in the past few days that he enjoyed a six-year gay affair with a male pilot.


  • Preshen - 2012-06-09 10:34

    he is the bigger man

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-06-10 06:34

    samuel l jacksons hair was a mess i wonder why(did sumthing happen)

  • louiseroger.higham - 2012-06-11 07:56

    Where there's smoke there's fire

  • jasmine.davids2 - 2012-06-11 12:58

    Hmmm If theres nuthin 2 hide then hide nuthn , sticks and stones then , if he kows the allegatpons are based on nothing either entertain it r ignore it but not settle out of court or just cum out of the bloody closet already or b4 u get cosy mke them sign a confidentiality agreement b4 u get down n dirty ha ha

  • barb.magill - 2012-06-11 15:57

    Regardless of the allegations, he is still a fantastic actor, and is not the only one with skeletons in the closet! He was brave to come out of hiding, and I respect him for that! go well John! maybe your wife will forgive you now!

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