p2pnet news view | P2P | Movies:- Paramedic Tarino Lightbourn and ex-Bahamian senator Pleasant Bridgewater say they’re not guilty of conspiring to extort US$25 million from John Travolta by allegedly demanding money for a document relating to the care of his son, Jett, who died in January.
Says The Age:
“Police inspector Andrew Wells testified that after Jett, 16, was put into an ambulance, Lightbourne told him that Travolta wanted his son taken to the airport. Inspector Wells said Travolta signed a release form.
“It was unclear why the defendants allegedly believed the actor would pay to keep the document secret.”
Says E! Online:
“At the root of the case is a refusal to transport document; the trial’s first witness, police inspector Andrew Wells, said Travolta requested that Jett be taken directly to the airport rather than the hospital — the reasoning likely being that he could just as quickly get his son medical treatment in the U.S. as on the island– and signed a release form stating just that.
“In the end, Jett was taken directly to the hospital after all. It’s unclear what accounted for the change in decision or why the threat of publication of the signed document seemed like a good bargaining chip for the alleged extortionists.”
The trial is expected to last three weeks.
died in January – Dear John Travolta , January 5, 2009
The Age – Travolta trial begins in Bahamas, September 24, 2009
E! Online – Travolta Takes Stand, Describes Attempt to Revive Son, September 24, 2009
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