Tarino Lightbourne, one of the defendants on trial for trying to extort $25 million from John Travolta, admitted on video that he knew he was committing a crime, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.
RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained a transcript of a videotaped meeting between Lightbourne, Pleasant Bridgewater and Michael McDermott. Bridgewater was on speakerphone during the meeting and is also a defendant in the trial. McDermott was representing Travolta.
The meeting took place January 20, 2009.
Here is a transcript of one of the key points in the conversation.
McDermott: “You know what we’re both doing here, okay…
McDermott: ...is a criminal offense.
McDermott: Okay. If we get caught, we’re both in trouble.
The transcript also contains a conversation between McDermott and Bridgewater discussing how Lightbourne came up with his $25 million blackmail demand.
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Bridgewater tells McDermott: “…he’s probably thinking that he’s going to lose his job cause he’s on suspension and so I guess he—he probably is trying to make it worth his mile – worth his while. I don’t know.”