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Report: Defendant in John Travolta Extortion Case Burned Key Document

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Actor John Travolta arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Bolt" held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 17, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John Travolta *** Local Caption *** John Travolta (Getty Images)more pics » DON'T MISS
An important document is missing in the John Travolta extortion case. Bahaman police officer Detective Deborah Thompson testified yesterday that Senator Pleasant Bridgewater -- one of two people alleged to have demanded $28.8 million from Travolta after his 16-year-old son Jett’s death in January -- told police she destroyed a form with the star’s signature "after she noticed the situation was about to explode.”

John and his wife Kelly Preston had wanted Jett to be flown back to the US after he suffered a seizure at their family home on January 2, and the form would have released the ambulance driver from liability. Jett was eventually taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

John and his son Jett.
Detective Thompson said she had searched the senator’s office when the defendant said she wouldn't find the document because she'd burned it and flushed it down the toilet at her house. Police then searched Bridgewater’s home and took a candle as evidence.

Travolta has previously testified that ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne (Bridgewater’s co-accused) had threatened to sell stories to the media suggesting he was to blame for his son’s death. Both he and Bridgewater, who is accused of negotiating on Lightbourne’s behalf, have pleaded not guilty to charges of attempting to extort and conspiring to extort by means of threats.

The case continues.

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