John Travolta extortion case declared a mistrial

October 22nd, 2009 // 48 Comments

After John Travolta deliveried an emotional testimony in court to convict a Bahamian senator and ambulance driver of attempting to extort $25 million in the days following his son Jett’s death, the judge in the case declared a mistrial when it was announced on the news the senator was acquitted before the jury delivered its verdict. People reports:

“John [Travolta] was upset,” Ossi says. “He wants to know more.”
It’s believed one of the jurors called a politician in Freeport and told him Bridgewater had been acquitted, Ossi said. That call would have taken place at the same time the jury was deliberating.
A mistrial came as no surprise to some court observers who predicted politics played a role throughout the trial. Bridgewater had been a rising star within the PLP when she was arrested in January. One of the prosecution’s main witnesses, Allyson Maynard-Gibson, is a PLP senator and Travolta’s Bahamian attorney. Gibson’s involvement in the case caused a great rift in the party.
Prominent members of the PLP came out in force to support Bridgewater during the trial.

With corruption so deep not even the courts are safe, this leaves John Travolta with no other recourse but to bust out his Xenu Rays and wipe the Bahamas off the map. “PEW PEW PEW! Like holy gee, Mr. Kottah! PEW PEW! These guns handle like Tom Cruise’s penis! PEW PEW!”*

*Dramatic reenactment.

Photos: Getty
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  1. Pete O'file

    Sad about his son.

  2. Rod

    The man’s insane personal beliefs aside, his son’s death was a tragedy and the scum bags behind this should be rotting behind bars. This definitely doesn’t speak well for the Bahamian government.

  3. Dino

    LMFAO… This story needs more pews.

  4. beep beep

    I didn’t know John Travolta had cancer.

  5. Xenu

    John Travolta’s mouth looks like a hairy vagina

  6. My God….even the jurors are corrupt? Do these people have any humanity?

  7. JADE

    When did he shave his head?

  8. Jim Lahey

    In this pic, he looks like a villian from Star Trek called “Talosian”.

  9. Irene Barcelo

    This is a clear example as to why I do not travel and spend my American dollars outside of this Country.

  10. havoc

    I’ve been to the Bahamas. Island full of criminals.

    If they ever give the Carribean an enema….that’s where they’ll stick it.

    .

  11. Josh

    Why does he look like Howie Mandell?

  12. Justin

    What in the name of Ming the Merciless did he do to his face and head?

  13. Hilarious

    Isn’t it racist to insinuate that politics in the Bahamas is corrupt?

  14. duurh

    i don’t wanna be “that guy”, but i’m not sure if an article about a man trying to cope with his young son’s untimely death is the best spot for attacks on his faith.
    just sayin’

  15. JustJess

    You think Bahamas is bad?

    Try Haiti…

    …guns are probably more in supply than food. Because over there…they eat guns…

    I’m just saying…

  16. alex

    #14 too late you are that guy.

    But Scientology does get a bad rap. All religion is pretty eccentric if you take its stories literally. a flaming bush telling some dude in the desert god’s 10 laws. a virgin telling her husband she’s pregnant with somebody else’s kid and not getting her teeth punched through her skull, blow yourself up and you get a shitload of virgins, Magical Underpants, eight armed elephant gods, and on and on.

  17. I believe I told you my name in my last post, thank you very much.

    #15 – another one with the “just sayin” enough already, you and everyone else on the web are “just sayin” stfu gtfo

    anyway, he looks dead.

  18. Kolp

    I feel bad for Dr. Evil.

  19. Kolp

    I feel bad for Dr. Evil.

  20. pstone

    he looks more like a contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

  21. rick

    did any of you actually read the story? becuase if you did i should think you’d be a little bit more outraged at the corruption of the justice system rather than who or what john travolta looks like.

  22. rick

    did any of you actually read the story? becuase if you did i should think you’d be a little bit more outraged at the corruption of the justice system rather than who or what john travolta looks like.

  23. gigi

    yikes – Vinnie Barbarino looks like a villain from the future! mwahahaha!

  24. Turd the third

    I have lived there and other places similar to there, they are so fucking corrupt and full of political inbreading and incestial relationships that its not funny. There is no way true justice can ever possibly be served in a place such as that. With all of these islands its a bit like “political cream” all the crooks just float up to the top.

  25. whatever

    He looks like the Star Trek villian Sir Hairy Muff Burger Face

  26. Dave Mustaine

    Anton LaVey defect. Hail Satan?

    # 25 LOL!

  27. Bobby

    Deal?

    Or no deal?

  28. Trixiepops

    When did John Travolta become the ugly washout from Top Chef?

  29. Stick

    Why does he bother with all this court crap? He’s got money. Have the bad guys whacked.

  30. Gilbert Grape

    Impeccable timing! He can pay People to slip in another carefully crafted fabrication on how he tried to save his son before the next jurors are lined up.

  31. Gilbert Grape

    Impeccable timing! He can pay People to slip in another carefully crafted fabrication on how he tried to save his son before the next jurors are lined up.

  32. Bloody Hell Where's Binky

    Judge: But you and your Beard vehemenently stated your son suffered from Kawasaki syndrome.
    Travolta: that was before we took up the old carpet he had his last seizure on
    Judge: did you in any way profit from not preventing your son’s seizures?
    Travolta: The 832 weeks of seizures eventually caused enough brain damage that we were able to hide from the public the fact that Jett refused to become a Scientologist
    Judge: But you state that you loved your son.
    Travolta: We did. Really. But if we had given him medication, I never would have got a shot at a comeback with Pulp Fiction

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  34. NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas lawmaker who caused a mistrial in the John Travolta extortion case has been ordered to appear before the judge to explain why he announced an acquittal before the jury had declared a verdict, officials said Thursday.
    Picewell Forbes was summoned to explain his remarks in a televised speech to a political party that prompted the judge to dismiss jurors after a month of testimony, two court officials told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the issue.

  35. Lloyd Johnson

    He looks like the rapper Common.

  36. Brian

    He looks like he’s on the set of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

  37. It is so sad that the Travolta family’s ordeal is being compounded by having to go through another trial.

  38. Cro Magnum PI

    Hey # 16: And if you believe you sprung up from the poo then you are just as whacked. Or you can play the ostrich & just wait it out…

  39. #16

    #39

    my point was more or less that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones and religious beliefs are very personal and should be kept that way…or I should ridicule/genocide anyone who doesn’t believe what I do.

    Also, I’m pretty sure he’s just bald until his toupee gets back from the cleaners. come monday he’ll have his lush mane back in full force.

  40. Rhialto

    Unfortunally many of these ‘Banana republics’ are corrupt.Sometimes corrupt local families are ruling these islands for almost a century or longer.

  41. Darth

    A good example for what bad genes in power do.Former slave owners in politics,former slaves gone corrupt,nepotism and so on.

  42. Sauron

    If this goes wrong then these kind of evil islands should be punished bad.

  43. JustJess

    @ #16

    But Scientology – blah, blah, blah.

    You really need to stop mumbling.

  44. truth

    are any of you actually following the trial? rigamortis had already set in when the travoltas called an ambulance. his lawyer promised to ‘reward’ the driver if he took the dead body….ambulances are not supposed to transport the dead.

    americans wrote the book on corruption….didn’t an american jury set oj free after he slaughtered his wife?

    because the system is NOT corrupt, a mistrial was called, even travolta’s american lawyer felt that it was the right thing to do.

  45. truth

    are any of you actually following the trial? rigamortis had already set in when the travoltas called an ambulance. his lawyer promised to ‘reward’ the driver if he took the dead body….ambulances are not supposed to transport the dead.

    americans wrote the book on corruption….didn’t an american jury set oj free after he slaughtered his wife?

    because the system is NOT corrupt, a mistrial was called, even travolta’s american lawyer felt that it was the right thing to do.

  46. steve

    Holy shit, he looks like a bigger mini me!

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