Earlier this week we reported about actor John Travolta preparing to testify in the Bahamas for an extortion case. Well, there’s new developments…apparently there is videotaped evidence of paramedic Tarino Lightbourn and his lawyer Pleasant Bridgewater attempting to secure a $25 million payout from John Travolta for handing over the ‘Do Not Transport’ form after son Jett’s seizure.
“Where the hell did you get a number of 25 million bucks?” John Travolta’s lawyer, Michael McDermott, asks Tarino Lightbourn.
“I was poor all my life…You know, me and my family, were struggling all our life. I wanted to do things for charity all of my life,” Tarino acknowledges.
“You’re a Bahamian Robin Hood, man!,” Michael McDermott laughs.
In the videotape, Tarino agrees to a $15 million payout, questions if John Travolta’s lawyer can be trusted, and says he wants to be paid in full, despite his lawyer’s suggestion of Travolta paying in installments. “I can’t do installments. I want to get this behind me. I want to put this to rest. I don’t want to see you anymore … I’m thinking, how do I know if I go to the States one day the Feds don’t pick me up? How do I know if I go to the States one day, it’s not a hit on me?,” Tarino says.
Both Tarino and his lawyer pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion. If they are convicted, they could ten or more years in prison.
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