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Jett Travolta Court Case: Scientology Round-Up

by | 24th, September 2009

jeettt_fullIT is alleged that when John Travolta’s son Jett died in the Bahamas, former senator Pleasant Bridgewater (oh, nominative determinism) and medic Tarino Lightbourne did demand $25m (£15m) from the actor in return for keeping secret a document relating to 16-year-old’s treatment.

Both deny the charge.

Travolta says he had found nannies trying to revive his son. He soon took over the resuscitation attempts. His son was autistic and suffered from seizures.

Police inspector Andrew Wells tells the court that Mr Travolta had wanted his son flown to the US instead of the nearest Bahamian hospital. He said Mr Lightbourne asked Travolta to sign on a statement confirming that he had waived medical treatment for his son.

Mr Travolta says he signed a medical liability release document but in the drama did not read it through.

To the round-up:

Jett TravoltaExchange rates

The actor was testifying at the £18m blackmail trail over son Jett’s deat – Daily Star

The defence rests

“Two shitheads allegedly tried exhort $25 million from John Travolta after his son Jett’s death. If he didn’t pay, they would release the 16-year’s medical documents. Well, now they’re on trial and poor Travolta had to testify about the 40 minutes he spent trying to save his son’s life”Gawker

There’s No Bizniz Like Everyone’s Bizniz

John Travolta finally admits his son Jett was autistic. What took so long?LA Times

Scientology Is Relevant Because..?

Travolta, who is a Scientologist, also admitted for the first time that Jett suffered from autism – a condition not recognised by the cult-like religion – Ahlan Live

The Church Decrees

“The Church of Scientology has no position on autism,” said Tommy Davis, a spokesperson from Scientology International.

Does that sound like a chain of hail salons to anyone esle?

“As with any medical condition, the Church believes that these matters are best diagnosed and treated by a medial doctor. Scientologists can and do then also seek spiritual assistance” – MSNBC

Let’s Have A Heated Debate

Now, many folks — parents and experts — in the autism community are criticizing Travolta for keeping his son’s autism secret while he was alive. I’m not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, Travolta could have been a powerful advocate for more autism research and funding. On the other, that is his personal life; if he didn’t want it made public, should he be criticized for that — especially now, while he grieves the loss of his son?
What do you think? –
Orlando Sentinel


American actor John Travolta has revealed that he decided to take his dying son Jett to the airport after waiting 40 minutes for the ambulance to arrive – Little About

The case conntinues…

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