John Travolta Drops Charges in Extortion Case

September 7, 2010 By:
John Travolta Drops Charges in Extortion Case

John Travolta and Kelly Preston have decided to drop the charges in the extortion case!

He and wife Kelly Preston have decided it’s better off for their family and have requested that the charges against the two men accused of attempting to extort $25 million from them after the death of their 16-year-old son, Jett, be dropped.

Prosecutor Neil Braithwaite said in a statement, "The Travolta family has said that this matter has caused them unbelievable stress and pain and they wish to put this whole thing behind them."

The lawyer submitted the motion to drop the case after a jury had already been chosen and a retrial scheduled for ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne and his attorney, Pleasant Bridgewater.

John explained that he “concluded that it was in my family's best interest for me not to voluntarily return to the Bahamas to testify a second time at trial. Almost a year later, the long pending status of this matter continued to take a heavy emotional toll on my family, causing us to conclude that it was finally time to put this matter behind us."

This is so sad. Poor John and Kelly just want to be able to enjoy the birth of their new son who is due this fall, and be able to forget those awful memories. Those people should thank their lucky stars for getting off so easy.