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John Travolta to Testify in Extortion Case

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Eight months after John Travolta's son Jett died in the Bahamas, the actor is expected to testify in a trial related to Jett's death.

According to People magazine, Travola, 55, filed an extortion complaint against paramedic Tarino Lightbourn and a former Bahamian senator Pleasant Bridgewater after the men allegedly conspired to extort $25 million from Travolta. According to the actor's complaint, Lightbourn and Bridgewater asked for the money in exchange for one of Jett's medical documents.

According to the Bahamian police, the document was a "refusal to transport" form that John signed that day. Tarino was one of the medics that attempted to resuscitate Jett on January 2, 2009, after the 16-year-old suffered a seizure.

The trial for the two men is scheduled to begin in Nassau on Monday. Since Travolta is the person who filed the complaint, the law in the Bahamas requires he testify in person.