Date: 6th October 2009

Travolta tells court about threat

Hollywood actor John Travolta has taken the stand again during a court case in the Bahamas claiming a paramedic attempted to blackmail him.

The Grease star said paramedic Tarino Lightbourne threatened to sell stories about the death of his 16-year-old son, Jett, unless he was paid $25m (15m).

The 55-year-old actor said: "They were stories that would imply that the death of my son was intentional."

Mr Lightbourne and fellow defendant Pleasant Bridgewater deny the charges.

Source: Press Release