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John Travolta Testimony Will Be Emotional

9/21/2009 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John TravoltaSources connected with John Travolta tell TMZ the actor's testimony in the extortion trial over his son's death will focus on two issues -- John's interaction with a paramedic/defendant as they tried to save his son ... and John's emotional reaction to the alleged plot.

As we first reported, Travolta will travel to the Bahamas and take the stand this week in the trial of paramedic Tarino Lightbourne and former Senator Pleasant Bridgewater. The pair is accused of trying to extort $25 million from Travolta by threatening to go public with a document that could have relieved medical responders of liability. Ironically, the document had no relevance.

Sources say Travolta will testify about his interaction with paramedic Lightbourne, who tried to revive Jett Travolta after he suffered a massive seizure at the family's Bahamian vacation home.

We're told once the extortion demand was allegedly made, Travolta had no direct contact with any of the alleged extortionists. But sources say prosecutors will ask Travolta about his reaction once he learned of the plot just days after his son's death. This will almost certainly be the most dramatic and emotional part of the trial which could have enormous impact.

Our sources say Kelly Preston will not testify.

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Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1754 days ago
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mrez golucky    

Yikes! This will be very sad!

1754 days ago
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keith    

This story does not make any sense at all. In order to extort $24 Million from someone you must first have some embarrassing DIRT on that person. This is not logical - did they go to Travolta and say "give us 25 Million or we will release information that exonerates us". Must be lots we're not being told about this story. TMZ dig a bit deeper!

1754 days ago
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keith    

LOL @ chef kooky aka "balls" :)

1754 days ago
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a real mommy    

Heartbreaking....

1754 days ago
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Shelly    

Why should John even have to be in the same room with this "trash"? And, whoever you are "Mr. Balls"........you're right up there with the same type of trash......what a waste of time you are.

1754 days ago
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grape soda    

Hey Shelly, go wipe your ass. I can smell you from here.

1754 days ago
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gg    

5. This story does not make any sense at all. In order to extort $24 Million from someone you must first have some embarrassing DIRT on that person. This is not logical - did they go to Travolta and say "give us 25 Million or we will release information that exonerates us". Must be lots we're not being told about this story. TMZ dig a bit deeper!

Posted at 12:51AM on Sep 21st 2009 by keith
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If you send an ambulance away and refuse their services you have to sign off on paper stating this so that you can't come back and sue them saying they didn't help you.

John wanted his son to go to Florida for treatment and was going to fly him there so he signed that paper with the intentions of sending them away. In the end he changed his mind and used the ambulance and went to the local hospital.

The extortionist were going to show that paper and make it look like John was neglecting his son's need for medical attention by sending them away.

1754 days ago
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KATHY =( ^-^ )=    

I reaaly believe there was a connection with John Travolta's cult and the death of his son. No meds,etc.. I don't buy it otherwise. If he wasn't such a high profile celeb,we would have all the facts about his son's death. Those trying to extort from him probably know something.

1754 days ago
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why?    

Wow, this story has to be devastating to the Travolta family. It must feel like someone scratching your soul with sandpaper to know people would use the death of your beloved son to make you out to be a bad parent or make tremendous personal profits for agreeing not to do so. To me this is just unimaginable. My prayers go out to the Travolta family. Hang in there.

1754 days ago
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Magdy    

Travolta killed his son because of his sci-fi beliefs, and naturally the paramedics wanted to take advantage of such a wealthy sci-fi douchebag.

1754 days ago
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Jody    

What John should be testifying to is why he didn't have his son on anti-seizure medication. John and Kelly should also be on trial right now for child negelect and manslaughter.

1754 days ago
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janalal4    

BS. I think if these bottom-feeders really had anything on Travolta, there wouldn't be any trial & Travolta would have settled "quietly" out of court. He wants justice done & he should. I think its presumptuous at the very least for people to say he "killed his own child". Not to mention his religious beliefs are his own damn business!

1754 days ago
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1754 days ago
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shannon    

I feel for this family! You should leave him and his family alone! You shouldn't judge if your not in his shoes! They should give him 10 min alone with the trash trying to extort money out of him!

1754 days ago
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