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John Travolta to Testify in Extortion Trial Involving Son's Death

John Travolta will testify at an extortion trial involving the death of his son, Jett, set to begin next week in The Bahamas, TMZ.com confirms.

Tarino Lightbourn, a paramedic who responded to Travolta's call for help as Jett suffered a massive seizure in January, and Pleasant Bridgewater, a former Bahamian senator, face charges of conspiring to extort $25 million from Travolta so they wouldn't go public with a document detailing Jett's emergency care that day. Both have pleaded not guilty.

Two weeks after Jett's death, Bridgewater, an attorney for Lightbourn, contacted Travolta's lawyer to attempt to sell the document to the actor, according to Bahamian police.

Travolta filed an extortion complaint shortly after.

Bahamian law dictates that he testify in person.

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