John Travolta’s Attorney Accused Of Hatching Extortion Plot

Oct. 6 2009, Published 3:38 p.m. ET

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The temperature was hot and tempers were frayed Tuesday in the John Travolta Extortion Trial in the Bahamas.

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During cross examination Bridgewater’s attorney Murrio Ducille accused Travolta’s attorney and close friend, Michael McDermott, of being the person that actually hatched the extortion plot. McDermott hotly denied the accusation.

Things got so heated at one point that the judge had to step in and warn both men several times about making comments.

In true Hollywood style, when accused of the being the person that gave birth to the extortion plot, McDermott burst out with the line, “You can’t handle the truth! You can’t handle the truth!” Prompting Ducille to retort, “You’ve watched A Few Good Men, eh?”


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