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$20 Million Extortion Attempt Against Travolta

1/22/2009 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John TravoltaTMZ has confirmed Bahamian police are indeed investigating an alleged extortion plot against John Travolta, but it does not involve pictures of his dying son.

We're told several people have allegedly demanded $20 million from John and cops are on the hunt. We have now confirmed that the alleged extortion attempt does not involve pictures of Jett as he was dying. As for what the extortion attempt is about....no one will say.

UPDATE:
We've confirmed the alleged extortion is over the circumstances surrounding Jett's death, but we have no more specifics. And, we've learned, it was Travolta's reps who contacted cops and lodged the complaint.

We're now told by police sources they got the complaint approximately a week ago and their investigation will be concluded "very shortly."

Story developing...

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m dennings    

Bahamian police? Serious? Talk about keystone cops. When it comes to them better expect nothing. What a joke.

2014 days ago
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Jonnielm    

# 1.....You have never lost a child have you? Shame on you.. What goes around comes around. God help you!!!!!

2014 days ago
33.

greatneck    

OH HUM!!!! More old news about John. Sad part, on the recent death of his beloved son... Go away bad news,now!!!!

2014 days ago
34.

jan    

I was praying this time people were going to leave this grieving family alone. For a moment it seemed like it was going to be ok & people would let them grieve in peace, but no, some ass has to start the rumor mill going. Please leave this family alone. Mr. Travolta has given alot of people joy through his work & him & his wife are decent loving people. It breaks my heart that there are so many mean people in this world. And by the way, someone said why pray for them because they are scientologists, well they also believe in God.

2014 days ago
35.

Lord Xenu    

John Travolta "seems" genuine?

Um, he is an ACTOR ! Some even say a pretty good one. I dont but thats a whole nother ball O wax.

2014 days ago
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Lord Xenu    

Jonnielm, its more like God help the Travolta's for denying their son treatment due to the cult of Scientology. According to the Cult of Scientology, their sons autism didnt really exist.

Ok, back in character.


2014 days ago
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Jonnielm    

LX .....Yes maybe so .....but that boy had no say so in the matter so lets not forget he was a little boy, his parents will have to answer to that.

2014 days ago
38.

Bob    

How many people have the scientologists killed with their whack-job philosophy? How much money have they stolen? Too bad for the kid, too bad he was born to idiots.

2014 days ago
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deleta    

I read in People that Kelly called a friend to say "there's been an accident...", yet the coronors report stated that there was NOT a head injury. Also, there are other meds that could've been substituted. If you know your child has seizures and you take him off his meds, what do suppose would happen, duh? Maybe this was a "planned death". Just sayin'...

2014 days ago
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shawn olsen    

My god there are some pathetic people on this earth, leave this poor family alone. I could care less if he is gay or a thetan. The godless people are the so-called christians that make statements like some of the ones on this blog Pippi!

2014 days ago
41.

VB    

I will never think the Travolta family is hiding anything about Jett's death. I am a parent who lost 2 boys over 20 years ago and I promise you when something like this happens you are so distraught you just want to die. As for you idiots saying John is gay, WHO GIVES A SHI*!!!! It doesn't make him less of a father or a person. You nay sayers need to get a job and a life. Leave this family alone.

2014 days ago
42.

sobeau    

so many jerks. so many ways to express your jerkiness.

2014 days ago
43.

Deja    

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE ALWAYS THINKING THE WORST OF OTHER PEOPLE, WHY MUST THERE BE A PLOT OR SOMETHING ELSE JUST AS MISERABLE FOR YOU ALL TO BE HAPPY, IS YOUR LIFE THAT BAD THAT YOU MUST ADD TO PEOPLES MISERY? SHAME ON YOU, GO GET A LIFE AND LEAVE THAT POOR FAMILY MOURN IN PEACE!!! MAY GOD BE WITH THEM!

2014 days ago
44.

Has questions in No Cal    

The main question I have is, the police report indicates that last time anyone saw Jett, he was on the beach and had to go to the rest room. No one saw him again until the next morning when he was discovered in the restroom. Witness' saw the bump on the kids head, medics interviewed confirmed it.

Where was the manny? Where were John and Kelly? There are lots of married woman that are married to gay/bisexual men who have arrangements... Katie Holmes was interviewed for her "position of" Tom Cruise's wife. She was promised a glamorus career and lots of money. She has the money, the career didn't happen she is miserable. If this kid was "so sick" why didn't they have a private RN on staff to watch him. Make sense? The manny is an ex-druggie, scientologist. If I had his cash and my kid was sick, I would spend every extra dollar I had to make sure he or she had THE BEST medical care and care providers....

Don't get me wrong, The two are very blessed, talented actors. I would not wish this on anyone. But, what comes around goes around. People are respected more for their honesty. We aren't going to enjoy John's movie's any less if he is gay. It doesn't matter. Scientology needs to be investigated by the goverment, they are up there with Jim Jones, Waco, and all the paligamist cracks...

2014 days ago
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Team Anniston    

There is nothing wrong with speaking out against the CULT Scientology. It is a Cult not a religion and they do not Worship God.

2014 days ago
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