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Will Travolta Help Get Drew Peterson Off?

5/29/2008 11:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Drew Peterson -- the ex-cop who's a suspect in the disappearance of his current wife and possibly the drowning of another -- could be getting some legal help from an unlikely (and unwitting) source: Scientolobig John Travolta.

Peterson's lawyers say that Illinois State Police wanted prosecutors to nab the ex-cop on a weapons violation for carrying an AR-15 assault rifle illegally. But this snap that Peterson took with Travolta in 2000, they say, shows Peterson with the assault rifle while on duty, guarding John while on tour shilling "Battlefield Earth."

Drew could face up to five years in jail if convicted on a weapons charge. His fourth wife Stacy disappeared last year and his third wife drowned in what cops are now calling a homicide. The Illinois State Police couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

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Kay    

A weapons violation seems pretty trivial compared to murder. This guy should fry.

2317 days ago
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SolarMal    

Has nothing to do with Travolta--this is a non-story you idiots.

2317 days ago
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Ooooo Noooo!    

Doubtful this lame charge will go anywhere. Illinois State Police had this weapon for a year and now it's too short? What, did it shrink because somebody left it out in the rain? Everyday there were media cameras on this guy's house out here, now, you never seen any reporters in the neighborhood--they moved on to the R. Kelly sex trial. Like O.J., looks like Drew is going to walk.

2317 days ago
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hot snot    

ugh, this guy is a nightmare and he will most likely get away with it...with both of them

2317 days ago
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cb    

AND JOHN TRAVOLTA HAD THE NERVE TO GET MAD AT OPRAH" HERE HE IS TRYING TO DEFEND A MURDERER. HE
PROBABLY WANTS TO #$%%^ HIM...HIS SEXUALITY HAS ALWAYS COME INTO QUESTION!

2317 days ago
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Mark    

I thought Tom Cruise was the only one who could help.

2317 days ago
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Becca    

"Drew Peterson -- the ex-cop who's a suspect in the killing of an ex-wife and being investigated in the drowning of another" Yes he is being investigated in the drowning of his third wife. His fourth wife Stacy was his current wife when she dissappeared not his ex. This is not your usual made up for a good story run of the mill TMZ b.s. Please try harder to get the story straight TMZ.

2317 days ago
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Inkystuff    

"AND JOHN TRAVOLTA HAD THE NERVE TO GET MAD AT OPRAH" HERE HE IS TRYING TO DEFEND A MURDERER. HE
PROBABLY WANTS TO #$%%^ HIM...HIS SEXUALITY HAS ALWAYS COME INTO QUESTION!"

Your a dumb ass. He's not helping him, they may use this photo that Drew Peterson has of him with the rifle to help him. Travolta isn't bringing in his team of lawyers or anything people. The photo will help, not Travolta.

Peterson needs to fry in the electric chair. How pathetic... a weapons charge. He needs to be charged with murder. Come on now, he's a cop. He knows what the best methods of disposing a body are. He probably melted her in some acid.

2317 days ago
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Elizabeth    

John Travolta needs a guard with an AR-15 assault rifle? While promoting "Battlefield Earth"??? What is wrong with this picture?

2317 days ago
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Area Man    

Travolta needs a swat team to guard him? Why?

2317 days ago
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Linda    

When the wives start disappearing one by one, you gotta know you might be dealing with a man who likes to eliminate stress, and not in a good way. Maybe he got someone mad, or had sex with one of their wives, and they went after his wives? Who knows.
Travolta is the man for the job. You'd think Scientology will actually be more useful than brain washing people and taking all their money like every other religion. But then what do you expect from a religion founded by a science fiction writer, and a not very good one at that.

2317 days ago
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KELC    

He is a cop so its likely that he will get away with everything he has done, and he knows that. As for Travolta who knows what is going on in that head?!

2317 days ago
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Nicole    

JOHN TRAVOLTA IS RECRUITING HIM FOR THE SCIENTIO MUMBO RUMBO - TOM CRUISE WILL EAT HIM.

2317 days ago
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Sarah_z    

Tom Cruise insists that Scientology can cure criminals...maybe he or Travolta should step up to the plate and offer to audit, counsel (or whatever it is scientologists do) Drew Peterson so that the 22 yrd old woman he's now dating might stay alive longer than ten years.

2317 days ago
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Bob Booie    

As long as Travolta doesnt try to get Nick Hogan out of jail im happy.That kid needs a wake up call about reality

2317 days ago
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