By Ryan Buxton, EnStarz | Aug 14, 2012 10:10 AM EDT
Actress Rashida Jones has said that it's time for John Travolta to come out of the closet and admit he's gay. Travolta has been plagued with long time rumors that he is homosexual, despite him having a wife and children and denying those accusations.
In midst of an interview about her new movie, "Celeste and Jesse Forever," the "Parks and Recreation" star said Travolta has kept quiet about his sexuality for far too long.
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"It's time...like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let's do this," Jones said.
Travolta, 58, has been under scrutiny for his sexuality for months after unconfirmed rumors of homosexual affairs and allegations that he sexually assaulted three different massage therapists.
One of the men who has claimed Travolta had inappropriate contact with him is Fabian Zanzi, a cruise-ship employee. Court documents filed by Zanzi claim Travolta offered him $12,000 to keep quiet after Zanzi deflected Travolta's advances and the actor "forced his naked person and his erect penis against [Zanzi's] person," causing Zanzi to "experience pain, shock, embarrassment, distress and fear," the lawsuit stated.
Gay rumors have followed Travolta throughout his career, despite his nearly 20-year marriage to actress Kelly Preston. Travolta is among other high-profile actors, including the recently divorced Tom Cruise, who practice Scientology and has been rumored to be secretly homosexual.
Jones, the daughter of prolific Motown producer Quincy Jones, said that if Travolta did come out to admit that he is gay it would be a big step for many other gay actors and teenagers to come out and make their own public admissions.
"Big stars need to come out," she said. "Ricky Martin was huge. That was big; I was really happy about that."
But the actress, who also co-wrote the script for "Celeste and Jesse Forever," doubts Travolta will make such an admission, not because he isn't gay, but because he fears it would damage his public reputation.
"People are so precious about their careers," she said.
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