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Travolta First Witness -- Smoking Gun to Follow

9/23/2009 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John TravoltaWe've learned John Travolta will be the first witness called today in the extortion trial over his son's death -- and after John steps down from the stand, there will be a legal dogfight in the courtroom over what could be the smoking gun in the case.

Sources say Travolta will testify for less than two hours. When he finishes, we're told defense lawyers will mount an objection to the introduction of a secret videotape which allegedly shows the attempted extortion played out.

The video was shot by authorities in the Bahamas. It shows Travolta's lawyers listening attentively as the alleged $25 million extortion demand is laid out on the table.

Prosecutors say former state senator/attorney Pleasant Bridgewater and paramedic Tarino Lightbourne threatened to release an essentially irrelevant document connected to Jett's death unless Travolta anted up.

We're told one video features Bridgewater and another vid puts the spotlight on Lightbourne.

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balls    

balls

1670 days ago
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my2cents    

My heart breaks for Travolta and his family. The pain they have been through is sad, and now this. I pray for them

1670 days ago
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sweetirislady    

Those people r real dumb azz. Especially the lady Senator. It isn't easy to become a senator, & she throws it all away like it ain't sh~~. WOW, the nerve!!

1670 days ago
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OOWEEE    

God Bless You Mr. Trovolta and may you and your beautiful Family find Peace in knowing that your Son lived a wonderful life.

1669 days ago
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IFFIZARTICLES    

Excellent Blog!

1669 days ago
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Kenneth    

I keep checking mail slot....:(

1669 days ago
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Al    

This is like salt in the wound for the poor Travolta family. I hope these two rot in jail. Hang in there Johnny, there are thousands praying for your family's healing from this whole tragic time of your lives.

1669 days ago
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Al    

What are you morons doing on this link talking about iffzarticles, senators, etc....you are just as bad as those extortionist. Using John Travolta family tragedy to push your own crap!

You should be ashamed--to to OKMagazine.com and play with the other morons over there.

1669 days ago
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The Truth    

Turn their black butts RED and Hang um high..

1669 days ago
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dana    

My prayers are with the Travolta family. They truly deserve better than this. They are completely and totally heartbroken since the death of their son and these pieces of sh-- are trying to get money. That's all it's about to them. Money and greed!!! It will come back to them though ...it always does. What comes around, goes around and someday they will pay one way or another.

1669 days ago
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jim goosh    

Jiohn Travolta is a 'DISHONEST, LYING HOMOSEXUAL CULTIST' who lurks in steam rooms alla round LA as well as upscale hotel spas. he was kicked out of the Ritz Carltonin Laguna for propsitioning several male massuers, as well as put his hand on muy friends thigh in a steam room at the Century Spa on Wilshire. He's a joke.
It's very tragic that a young boy died but it is somewhat the fault of the parents for denying his illness due to their cultist beliefs

1669 days ago
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jim goosh    

Let's see those pics of him and his boyfriend kissing on the tarmac and then ask him about his marriage first, then question him on the facts of the case. IOf he comes clean and admits he's gay, you can take his testimony regarding Jett's death as truthful. If he continues to mie about his boyfriend Scott, then he is committing perjury about his son's death too. He can not be trusted as a truthful witness

1669 days ago
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jim goosh    

Merrrrrrrrrrr. He's a gaybag, Seeeeeeee???????

1669 days ago
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Pete    

These sicko twisted Scientologist freaks make me wanna puke. Stick
Travolta in the chair and let him fry.

1669 days ago
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Sassy    

It's so hard to believe that these people were as cold and stupid as they are. I hope they get the maximum punishment allowed. Not because it's 'John Travolta' but because it's so wrong. As the sister of a special needs person, I know my bond with my sister was so strong, and even after her death I feel extremely protective of her. Sounds silly, but it's just something that's there. I hope for Jets family this wraps up quickly and the verdict & punishment for this crime will be the right one.

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