UPDATE - Rashida Jones has now apologized for her John Travolta remarks, noting his life is none of her business.
Rashida Jones publicly urged John Travolta to come out as gay and put what she termed “persistent rumors” to rest. The Parks and Recreation star, who is also the youngest daughter of legendary music producer Quincy Jones, made her John Travolta declaration during an interview with SpinningPlatters.
During the interview about her new movie Celeste and Jesse Forever Rashida Jones noted her admiration for Frank Ocean, who recently announced publicly that he is gay. Jones feels that movie stars “need to out themselves” in order to move on with their lives, the Daily Mail notes.
“And a movie star! It’s time…like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this,” Jones stated in response to her Celeste and Jesse Forever co-star Will McCormack’s comments about the need for a professional athlete to come out.
Jones also heralded Ricky Martin and Anderson Cooper for their recent sexual preference admissions. Rashida Jones insists the time for Travolta to come out is now, so the information does not surface after his death.
Joan Edwards who worked as John Travolta’s assistant during Urban Cowboy and Look Who’s Talking filming claims the star had a sexual relationship with Doug Gotterba, a male pilot during the 1980s, the Huffington Post reports.
John Travolta, 58, became the subject of sexual preference rumors after several masseurs alleged the movie star assaulted them. Travolta vehemently denied the claims that he assaulted male massage professionals and maintains that he is not gay. The Daily Mail reports that John Travolta has offered evidence against the assault claims which appear to support his innocence against the physical attack allegations.