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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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46.

Kyleg    

Oh my goodness I am going to cry.... WAH WAH WAH........scrutiny, scandal and scourge will always fall on the rich. Don't be a PollyAnna.....Saturday night fever + Bee Gees + JT =... "Hello, I am GAY."

2099 days ago
47.

sin4short66    

STAR OR NO STAR HE IS A HUMAN BEING AND DESERVES TO REST IN PEACE!!! LEAVE THE FAMILY ALONE AND LET THEM MORN!!!!

2099 days ago
48.

Dan    

Scientology, Christianity, whatever.......... they're all as believable as the tooth fairy...

2099 days ago
49.

wtf    

I would like to know why John invited 50 people to his vacation home and they all spent the entire day on a boat. Jett stayed at the house and when John got back in the early evening said good night to Jett and didn't see him again.

Why wasn't Jett with his family all day? He was left alone with his nanny, the other nanny was on the boat. Also why didn't they at least eat dinner with Jett when they got back? He doesn't see him all day and says good night at 6-7pm? Did John and Kelly even have any idea what was going on with their son? If they were never with him how were they taking care of his medical needs? Something is really wrong and I can't wait for the truth to come out.

2099 days ago
50.

Sallieu Mansaray    

I stand here to congratulate the tmz team for there marvelouse work, I still stand to get more update.

2099 days ago
51.

37211    

"Extortion" can only be about truth, what truth are they hiding?
Good work TMZ, stay on this, Jett deserves for the truth to be told.
Bump this back to the top, with the rest of the story...

2099 days ago
52.

sutton    

Read the articel folks-"We have now confirmed that the alleged extortion attempt does not involve pictures of Jett as he was dying" There is something going on and I would guess it has more to do with what really happened to Jett and what was said and done in realtionship to his death..If there was a cover up it should be exposed..

2098 days ago
53.

Lord Almighty    

If these people had some damning evidence against the Travoltas like Jett died because of their negligence, then why in the hell would THEY contact the police about it? If they had something to hide, they would just pay up! You gossip mongers can be so thick.

This is just another example of TMZ reporting bits and pieces of nothing, and then sitting back and laughing while all the monkeys jump to conclusions. Scandal-in-a-box! It's so easy, anyone can make it!

2098 days ago
54.

fluffi    

Rock Hudson was married??? To whom??? News to me!

2098 days ago
55.

annie    

JOHN IS BI-SEXUAL FOR ALL YOU DIMWITS WHO CAN'T FIGURE WHY HE'S MARRIED.............

2097 days ago
56.

annie    

ROCK HUDSON WAS MARRIED OFF IN A PUBLICITY SCAM BECAUSE IN HIS EARLY DAYS YOU COULD NOT BE KNOWN AS A GAY ACTOR WHEN YOU HAD SO MANY WOMEN AS FANS.........OK ??? DUH---------HE WAS GAY, VERY VERY GAY.

2097 days ago
57.

Firefly    

Rock Hudson was married to Phyllis Gates for almost 3 years. She was his beard, it was a marriage of convenience. That was the way back then.

2096 days ago
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