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2009-09-30 13:24:46

John Travolta testified in a Bahamian court Wednesday that an employee first informed him of the alleged extortion plot involving his son's death. The film star first took the stand last week in the trial of former Bahamian senator Pleasant Bridgewater and ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne, who have pleaded innocent to charges they attempted to sell confidential documents pertaining to 16-year-old Jett Travolta's death to his parents for $25 million. Bridgewater and Lightbourne allegedly...

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2009-09-23 15:07:18

John Travolta described his late son, Jett, as autistic for the first time in public Wednesday when he testified at an extortion trial in the Bahamas. My son was autistic and he suffered from seizure disorder every 5 to 10 days, People.com said Travolta told the court Wednesday. He would suffer a seizure that would last 45 seconds to a minute and sleep for 12 hours. The case concerns Jett, 16, who died after a massive seizure in his family's vacation home in the Bahamas in January. Tarino...

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2009-04-28 21:50:00

Prosecutors in the Bahamas said Tuesday they intend to call U.S. movie star John Travolta as a witness in an extortion case stemming from the death of his son. Jett Travolta died of a seizure disorder in January at a resort in the Bahamas. He was 16. A paramedic and a local official have been arrested and charged with allegedly asking Travolta and his actress wife Kelly Preston for $25 million in exchange for keeping documents regarding Jett's death private. E! News quoted Bahamian Senior...

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2009-01-26 16:32:25

A Bahamian ambulance driver has been charged for his alleged role in an unsuccessful plot to extort $25 million from film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston. Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest told Usmagazine.com that Tarino Lightbourne was formally charged Monday with attempting to extort and conspiracy to extort. The 47-year-old paramedic pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is the second person arrested in connection with the alleged scheme. Although details regarding what...

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2009-01-23 16:29:28

A Bahamian politician and an ambulance driver have been arrested in connection with an alleged extortion plot against John Travolta's family, police said. Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of the Florida-based movie star and his actress wife Kelly Preston, died reportedly of a seizure Jan. 2, while he and his family were on vacation in the Bahamas. Travolta's lawyers recently confirmed the Travoltas fell prey to would-be extortionists, but said police were investigating the matter. The...