John Travolta Testifies That Medic Threatened to Blame Him for Son's Death
NASSAU, Bahamas – John Travolta has told a court in the Bahamas that a local paramedic threatened to sell stories to the news media suggesting the movie star was at fault in the death of his 16-year-old son.
Travolta testified that the paramedic who is now on trial for extortion demanded $25 million from the actor.
He was testifying in the second week of the trial of paramedic Tarino Lightbourne and attorney Pleasant Bridgewater.
Travolta told the court that Lightbourne had a consent document that the actor signed when medics came to the aid of his son. He says the medic threatened to use the document to "imply that the death of my son was intentional and I was culpable in some way."
Lightbourne and Bridgewater have pleaded innocent.