John Travolta will be testifying on behalf of the prosecution in an extortion trial involving the death of his son Jett. The trial is set to begin next week in the Bahamas according to TMZ.com.
Tarino Lightbourne, a paramedic who responded to the call for help after Jett’s seizure, and Pleasant Bridgewater, a former Bahamian senator, face charges of conspiring to extort $25 million from Travolta. They were threatening to go public with a document that authorized paramedics to take 16-year-old Jett to the hospital after his seizure.
John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston are reportedly outraged by the alleged extortion plot which authorities say was concocted shortly after Jett’s death.
The family has been keeping very private since the terrible tragedy and had not been seen until last Saturday (September 12) when John, Kelly and Ella promoted their Disney film Old Dogs.