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Alleged Extortionist May Have Backstabbed Obie

1/27/2009 4:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John TravoltaNew details in the John Travolta extortion case. TMZ has learned why Bahamian cops are investigating Obie Wilchcombe, a member of Parliament and John's close friend.

Sources connected with the investigation tell us Pleasant Bridgewater -- the lawyer who has been charged with trying to extort $25 million -- told Travolta's lawyers during her alleged extortion negotiations that Wilchcombe would be getting between 1/4 and 1/3 of the loot. Sources say those conversations were taped and those recordings are in the custody of police.

We're also told there are no tapes of Wilchcombe discussing the matter with Travolta's lawyers.

Wilchcombe, who was detained by cops last week and is still under investigation, insists he had no part in the alleged conspiracy and did a "noble thing" by giving Travolta's lawyers a heads up.

Here's what's ironic...Wilchcombe said a few days back he believed only EMT Tarino Lightbourne was involved in the extortion, thus siding with Pleasant Bridgewater. Little did he know she tried implicating him.

BTW -- there are reports that the FBI is investigating the case. That's bogus.

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summertime    

If it's not a photo, what can it be?

2031 days ago
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jandean61    

who cares ! You guys dont follow The Hills sluts anymore ?..............I want to see more photies and vids !

2031 days ago
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Dollar Store Diva    

Travolta seems to still get the most comments. GIVE US THE STORY TMZ! WTF?! Money does crazy things to people. With all hope the real story involves Jet's parents turning his ashes into a life gem. That would be a good story.

2031 days ago
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37211    

They have a witness list that's supposed to have 14 names on it, but only 4 have been made public. How do we find out who the other 10 witnesses are? Are the nannies witnesses? Is one of them Eli? I want to know more about the other nanny, "known only as Eli"...
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2031 days ago
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bitch please    

37211 shut your pie hole. Get a life and quit worrying about what other people do for THEIR religion. Idiot.

2031 days ago
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Q    

chichci---why dont you make him shut his pie hole? post your personal contact information if you're so open.

37211---keep posting---its important this information is shared and known by all.

2031 days ago
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THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    


This story is so like the Bahamas ; just go review the Anna Nicole Saga , for starters , if you've been in the land of nod for instance......

2031 days ago
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SpiritGuide    

It saddens me to see what this world is coming to when a family is dealing with the loss of their beloved son and there are those who betray the family for the sake of money. The media adds the insult to injury with their coverage. We need to get back to the basics of doing unto others as we would want them to do unto us.

2031 days ago
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dee    

After this revolting mess and the one with Anna Nicole and son, celebrities should think twice about taking their families to the Bahamas.

2031 days ago
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Disgusting    

They're all bad, including creepy Travolta who apparently travels with his lawyers. This is what you get when lawyers run the world.

2031 days ago
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Kim    

If this is even remotely true, this Bahamian offical and all the others involved in this are the lowest of the low. Most of these 3rd world contries are so impoverished they will do just about anything for a buck. How pathetic. I am sure through all this the Travolta's will find out who their true friends really are. I think their religion is total garbage but I do feel for them.

2031 days ago
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jd pinder    

LET ME GIVE YOU PEOPLE THE FACTS. THE EMT DRIVER FROM SEAGRAPE IS NOTHING BUT POOR TRASH TRYING TO MAKE A DOLLAR. HIS DADDY IS A ALCOHOLIC, AND HIS MOTHER SELLS FOOD IN THE HOSPITAL YARD FOR A LIVING. SENATOR PLEASEANT BRIDGEWATER SHE WAS STUPID TO GET CAUGHT UP IN THIS MESS. SHE IS A EDUCATED WOMAN AND SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. WELL I GUESS SHE NEEDED MONEY TO KEEP THAT WHOLESALE COMPANY RUNNING SHE JUST OPENED.WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT OBIE WILCHOMBE, I GUESS HE NEEDED MONEY REAL BAD TOO. HIS UNCLE DYING FROM CANCER WHO LIVES WITH HIM IN NASSAU. HE HAD TO PAY ALL HIS HOSPITAL BILLS. HIS MOTHER IS SICK IN THE USA IN THE HOSPITAL SHE IS CRIPPLE AND CAN NOT WALK. THEY ARE ABOUT TO PUT HER OUT OF THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE THEY HAVE RAN OUT OF MONEY. THESE PEOPLE ARE IN NEED OF MONEY BECAUSE THEY HEIST THEIR BASKET HIGHER THAN THEY CAN REACH. HOWEVER I DO BELIEVE JOHN TRAVOLA IS HIDING SOMETHING. AND HE DO NOT WANT IT TO COME OUT. WHAT MR. LIGHTBOURNE SHOULD HAVE DONE IS SOLD WHAT HE KNEW TO A MAGAZINE IN THE UNITED STATES AND NO ONE WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN. AND AS FOR YOU AMERICANS TALKING BAD ABOUT THE BAHAMIANS. YOU HAD PRESIDENTS WHO HAD SEX IN THE OVAL OFFICE AND SENATORS WHO SOLICITED SEX. AND LETS NOT FORGET WATERGATE. AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. WE BAHAMIANS ARE PROUD PEOPLE AND DO NOT JUDGE US ON SOME STUPID STUFF THAT JOHN TRAVOLTA IS HIDING.

2031 days ago
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anonymousalso    

@ jd pinder

I agree with you, such a shame that whatever it is exactly that is being covered up in the Travolta case, it is the Bahamian people that will pay the price. And no country is immune from corruption, even the ones that pretend otherwise.

Another set of victims courtesy of the cult of scientology and its manipulation of a situation for its own ends.

2031 days ago
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jd pinder    

@9 DEE

THE BAHAMAS AND THE BAHAMIAN PEOPLE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANNA NICOLES DRUG ADDICT SON. WHAT YOU MUST REALIZE HE HAD A PROBLEM BEFORE HE CAME TO THE BAHAMAS. HE USED DRUGS AND HE JUST HAPPENED TO DIE HERE LIFE GOES ON. ANNA NICOLE DID NOT DIE IN THE BAHAMAS. SHE DIED IN HOLLYWOOD,FL. ANNA NICOLE HAD A DRUG PROBLEM ALL HER ADULT LIFE. SO STOP WITH THE FOOLISHNESS AND GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT. THESE PEOPLE HAD PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY CAME TO THIS COUNTRY. THEY JUST HAPPEN TO DIE HERE. LONG LIVE THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS.

2031 days ago
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nile    

Some of you people need to get a life. How many celebrities have died in the U.S and how many politicians was caught with their hands in the cookie jar? Anyone remembered George Bush? Please get your facts straight as for those claiming that the Bahamas is imporverished check your facts again, our dollar is on par with yours. You all are no better than us so get it right

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