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Travolta Suspect Plays the Stupid Card

10/14/2009 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

 	 Travolta Suspect Plays the Stupid CardThe paramedic/defendant who allegedly hatched the extortion plot against John Travolta just told the jury the whole thing was an evil plot to set him up ... and he just played along.

Tarino Lightbourne
-- and defendant Pleasant Bridgewater -- opted not to take the witness stand today, instead standing in front of the jury with prepared statements.

Tarino said Travolta's lawyer, Michael McDermott, called him up randomly one day and offered $15 million for the "Refusal of Transport/Treatment" document -- which had John Travolta's signature on it.

Tarino said he had kept a copy of the document for his autograph collection -- but he never explained how McDermott found out he had it in order to make an offer.

Tarino said he thought McDermott was setting him up ... so he decided to play along. Tarino also said he didn't even know what extortion was ... and still doesn't.

Pleasant also claimed she was innocent -- but never really explained why.

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1.

Sandra    

So where are the retards who keep posting "first" or "balls" ..... IDIOTS who have no education or lives :D

1772 days ago
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youreabungler    

A black guy playing the stupid card? NO, it cant be true.

1772 days ago
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Joshua    

LOL that's funny yourabungler 'A black guy playing the stupid card' That's the same card that Maria Shriver played driving in her black guy car while on the phone, the stupid card!

1772 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    



Playing Stupid? I don't think so!

He would have been better off saying "Oh! I didn't know I couldn't do that!" The Jury would have believed that!

1772 days ago
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moonray    

What a moron !

1772 days ago
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rando    

balls.

1772 days ago
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o rly    

That guy has a SIMONE mindset.

1772 days ago
8.

shuffler    


People often show their classy side when big loads of money is involved.

I am told money makes life easier for humans.

1772 days ago
9.

Jan    

He will get off. Travolta will pay huge legal bills but will not have to pay these 2 who wanted millions. The rich will always be targets for this and suits.

1772 days ago
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Stacey    

He kept a copy of a medical doument for his personal autograph collection? Even if we believe his story...that's gotta be illegal right there!

1772 days ago
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Raejean    

I guess stupid is preferable to guilty?

If I were a judge, I wouldn't let these prepared statements be submitted into evidence, any more than these long, rambling pleas that are attempts at getting in testimony. You testify or you don't, period.

1772 days ago
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Debbie    

THESE PEOPLE ARE SO FULL OF SH ! THEY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A MAN/FATHER AT THE WORST TIME IN HIS LIFE AND HATCHED A HORRIBLE PLAN TO GET MONEY...
WOW, THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THESE PEOPLE YA THINK?
HOPE THEY HANG THEM ALL REALLY HIGH!

1772 days ago
13.

MANNYYG    

uhhh AARON U MUST BE ANOTHER STUPID BLACK GUY!Make sense you dumb mofo!

1772 days ago
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TYRONE    

TYPICAL NIGROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!
Oops was that racist? GOOD, sit on it and let it rotate! :-)~~~

1772 days ago
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zgonz06    

I can't follow this Travolta case no matter how hard I try. I guess it's just too damn boring.

1772 days ago
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