John Travolta Called to Testify in Jett Extortion Case

April 29, 2009 By:
John Travolta Called to Testify in Jett Extortion Case

It looks like the drama isn't over for John Travolta and the extortion case.

Bahamian prosecutors have announced that they intend to call Travolta as a key witness in the trial of the people charged with trying to extort millions from the Travolta family, as they mourned the death of their son Jett.

The case against former Senator Pleasant Bridgewater and paramedic Tarino Lightbourne will begin on September 21st, and the new witness list was announced today. Lightbourne is accused of conspiring with his attorney, Bridgewater, in a plot targeting the Travoltas, claiming to have embarrassing information regarding the details of Jett's death, and demanded $25 million in hush money.

Bridgewater and Lightbourne, who were arriagned together, replied with not guilty responses. The trial, which is expected to last three weeks, will also reportedly feature a testimony by Obie Wilchcombe, a central person in the investigation, and a close family friend to the Travoltas.

Both defendants are free on $50,000 bail until the trial.

Poor John Travolta. He hasn't even been able to mourn the death of his son properly, and now all the memories will come flooding back to him. The trial will also be held in the Bahamas, which won't exactly help the situation.