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    John Travolta Expected to Testify in Bahamas Extortion Trial

    John Travolta, Jett Travolta Courtesy of Travolta Family

    Last week, John Travolta finally emerged in public and thanked fans for their support in the wake of son Jett's death. Next week, he is expected to relive that horrific experience.

    As we previously reported, Travolta is a key prosecution witness in the extortion case against the paramedic who administered to Jett and then allegedly tried to shake down Travolta and wife Kelly Preston. The long-delayed case finally begins Monday, and John Travolta plans to be there.

    The 55-year-old actor, who has been in Los Angeles for some preliminary publicity for his upcoming film Old Dogs, is said to be planning to fly to Nassau to testify against ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne and his lawyer, former Bahamian Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater.

    They are accused of demanding $25 million not to release the information to the public.

    Jett died Jan. 2 after suffering a seizure at the family's Bahamian retreat.

    (Originally published Sept. 19, 2009, at 8:38 p.m. PT)

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