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John Travolta Testifies Son Was Autistic

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This is the first time he's ever admitted this publicly.

john travolta testifies that jett travolta had autism

John Travolta has taken the stand this morning to testify against two defendants accused of blackmailing him after his son's death earlier this year.

He told the court that Jett was autistic, something neither he nor wife Kelly Preston had ever confirmed publicly before.

"My son was autistic, and suffered from seizure disorder. Every five to ten days, he suffered seizures which lasted 45 seconds to a minute," Travolta testified.

He says on the morning of his son's death, he was awakened by his son's caretaker. "He was pounding on the door upstairs where we were sleeping."

Travolta immediately ran downstairs and began to perform CPR on his son.

Paramedic Tarino Lightbourne and former senator Pleasant Bridgewater have been charged in connection with a $25 million blackmail scheme against the Travolta family. The defendants allegedly tried to extort money out of Travolta surrounding a document that shows Travolta refused an ambulance. However, according to police, Travolta signed the document because he was considering flying Jett to Florida for emergency treatment.

Jett was taken to a local hospital and died on January 2 of this year of a seizure disorder.

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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
ame i. September 23, 2009, 12:50 PM

I hope those people are punished to the full extent.
John and Kelly were and are suffering in a way all parents pray they never have to after losing their beautiful son. How horrible for anyone to be so selfish & think of financial gain at such a time.

chris September 23, 2009, 1:30 PM

It’s really sad that something this family tried to keep quiet and in the family only is now out there for everyone to know. Jett was a beautiful child and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Alison September 23, 2009, 4:58 PM

John and Kelly must have had their own reasons for keeping their son’s diagnoses private and it is completely their choice to do so. I hope that justice is done as these people tried to take advantage of them in their most vulnerable time.

anon September 24, 2009, 4:20 PM

@ Alison -Their “reason” was because of their religion ~ scientology~ they were forbidden to admit to it.

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