Betty on the News: John Travolta Testifies About Son’s Death
The actor is in the Bahamas for extortion trial
Grieving father John Travolta is in court today to testify against two defendants accused of blackmailing him following the death of his 16-year-old son, Jett, who passed away in January.
Wearing a simple black suit and silver tie, the actor gave a heartbreaking account of the events that occurred on that fateful day, and also spoke openly about his son’s autism for the very first time.
“My son was autistic and suffered from seizure disorder,” Travolta said in front of a jury of six women and three men. “Every five to 10 days he suffered seizures which lasted 45 seconds to a minute.”
John’s wife, Kelly Preston, tearfully listened as her husband described being awakened by a nanny who had found Jett unconscious on the bathroom floor of the family’s vacation home. John ran downstairs and began to perform CPR on the boy while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.
Travolta is one of 14 witnesses scheduled to provide evidence at the trial of paramedic Tarino Lightbourne and former Senator Pleasant Bridgewater, who are both charged in connection with a $25 million blackmail plot against the actor.
Authorities say the defendants attempted to extort money out of Travolta surrounding a document which supposedly would show that the star refused an ambulance. However, police say the actor signed the doc since he was thinking of flying Jett to Florida for emergency treatment. Both of the men in question have pled not guilty. (RadarOnline.com)