Travolta extortion details revealed

According to Bahamian police, paramedic Tarino Lightbourne has been arrested for trying to sell a “refusal of transport” document signed by John Travolta, not a photograph as earlier reported.  Travolta signed the document while Lightbourne was treating Travolta’s 16-year-old son Jett, who had suffered a fatal seizure. However, Marvin Dames, Senior Assistant Police Commissioner, has revealed that the document was irrelevant to Jett’s death. “The document did not apply in the Travolta case…because he was very ill, and so the only alternative would be to take him to the hospital,” he told People. “Refusal to transport documents are for cases involving minor injuries…It waives responsibility on the part of the hospital. There’s no evidence to support that there was any effort to avoid medical treatment. Lightbourne said that himself in several interviews.” The extortion plot was revealed when Bahamian senator Pleasant Bridgewater contacted Travolta’s lawyers on behalf of her client Lightbourne, who wanted to sell the document for $25 million. Travolta immediately reported this to the police. Danes added that the authenticity of the document had not been confirmed because the original could not be located.

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  1. Nancy • January 28, 2009 @ 10:59 AM

    Even though I am not a big fan of either John or Kelly, this whole situation is just wrong! So what? Even if he did at first want to refuse the 45 minute ambulance transportation and attemp to fly Jett back to Florida for medical treatment, I’m sure he didn’t realize just how serious the situation was. He had been been dealing with his sons seizures for years and probably just thought it was another one like before. It’s over and done with. Let them grieve. No one ever questioned their love for Jett. I think it is dispicable that anyone, especially someone who is in the position of helping save lives, would cause such pain to a grieving family!

  2. Nancy • January 28, 2009 @ 11:01 AM

    Please don’t ‘fry’ me over my “been been”!! 😛

  3. tributegirl • January 28, 2009 @ 4:43 PM

    Ok, Nancy, I won’t!

  4. mandee • January 29, 2009 @ 1:37 AM

    i completely agree with your post. and im glad you caught that before someone else did 🙂 laugh…out…loud…

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