Date: 21st September 2009

John Travolta may testify at Bahamas trial

Officials in the Bahamas say John Travolta is among potential witnesses in the trial of two people accused of trying to extort $25 million from the movie star.

Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez says the trial is expected to begin with jury selection Monday.

An ambulance driver and a former Bahamas senator allegedly targeted Travolta after his chronically ill son died at a family vacation home in the Bahamas in January. Police say they demanded the money in exchange for not publicizing a private document related to the treatment of 16-year-old Jett Travolta.

Paramedic Tarino Lightbourne and former Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater have pleaded innocent to charges including conspiracy to commit extortion.

Source: Press Release