January 28, 2009

Travolta plot involved transport document

The document at the center of the alleged Travolta family extortion plot is a refusal to transport record pertaining to Jett Travolta, People.com said.

The 16-year-old son of film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston died, reportedly of a seizure, while the family was on vacation in the Bahamas.

A paramedic who answered the call at Travolta's vacation home was arrested and charged with allegedly attempting to extort $25 million from the family. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His attorney is also charged with two counts of extortion, but hasn't entered a plea in the case yet.

Bahamian police told People.com the paramedic allegedly tried to sell the actors a one-page refusal to transport document Travolta supposedly signed while his son was being treated.

The document did not apply in the Travolta case, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames told People.com. It did not apply because (Jett) was very ill, and so, the only alternative would be to take him to the hospital. Refusal to transport documents are for cases involving minor injuries. If your injuries are minor and you don't want to be transported, the ambulance driver would produce that form. It waives responsibility on the part of the hospital.

Dames went on to say Travolta and Preston did everything possible to get their son the help he needed.

We were satisfied from all our investigations that the Travolta family and those who rendered aid to Jett did all that was humanly possible to revive Jett, Dames said. There's no evidence to support that there was any effort to avoid medical treatment.