Travolta Cop -- I Never Heard Demand for $$$

9/29/2009 1:05 PM PDT

Travolta Cop -- I Never Heard Demand for $$$

Sort of a stunning development a few minutes ago in the John Travolta extortion trial.

One of the key players who was involved with the secret taping of conversations between Travolta's lawyers and Pleasant Bridgewater just told the court -- although he was in the room next door listening to the conversations, he never heard anyone demand money in return for keeping documents secret.

The testimony is in conflict with the actual tapes, so what Detective Inspector Sean Saunders said in court is a mystery.

The judge just cleared the courtroom.

UPDATE: They're on a lunch break now.