Travolta Jury Selected In Extortion Case

Sep. 21 2009, Published 8:12 a.m. ET

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The jury has been selected for the John Travolta extortion case and the actor could be called to testify as early as tomorrow.

Click here to read about the tragic passing of Jett Travolta

Three men and six women will decide the fate of former Senator Pleasant Bridgewater and her co-accused Tarino Lightbourne.

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Bridgewater and Lightbourne were arrested in January after allegedly attempting to extort $25 million from actor John Travolta, following the death of his 16-year-old son Jett, on the Island of Grand Bahama.

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Travolta and his family were staying in Grand Bahama at their vacation home when Jett suffered a seizure and died on January 2.

Prosecutors say the Bridgewater and Lightbourne threatened to go public with a document that protected emergency responders from liability.

Both defendants have pled not guilty and are currently free on bail.



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