John Travolta is Tired of Testifying in The Bahamas

Which has nothing do with this Australian men’s soccer team he just made friends with. Purely coincidental.

With the first case ending in a mistrial, John Travolta has decided to drop extortion charges against the paramedic who demanded $25 million from the actor in exchange for not releasing a “Refuse to Transport” document when his 16-year-old son Jett tragically died shortly after Christmas 2008, according to People:

The Pulp Fiction actor and his family asked that the charges be dropped because he had “concluded that it was in my family’s best interest for me not to voluntarily return to the Bahamas to testify a second time at trial,” Travolta said in a prepared statement. “Almost a year later, the long pending status of this matter continued to take a heavy emotional toll on my family, causing us to conclude that it was finally time to put this matter behind us.”
The former paramedic would not comment on specifics about the case, but maintains he has good will toward the actor. “I’m a Travolta fan,” he says. “I will always be a Travolta fan. My favorite movie is Grease.”

Oh, look at that. He’s a fan of Grease. Because I’m sure that’ll make John Travolta forget this whole thing ever happened. No, really, he probably stopped trying to guide Jett’s soul into Kelly Preston’s uterus for a second and went, “Hey, honey, did you see this? That extortionist guy loves the easiest movie to remember I was in. We should send him a ham.”

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