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Travolta Testifies, Says Son Was Autistic

While on the stand in a Bahamian court today, John Travolta described the moments before his son Jett's death and revealed the 16-year-old was autistic. The actor testified against two people accused of trying to blackmail him with private information about the rescue effort.

John Travolta arriving at a Bahamian court to testify in the trial of two people accused of trying to blackmail him

Travolta testified that he and wife Kelly Preston were awakened by a nanny around 10:15 AM on Jan. 2, saying, "I ran downstairs with my wife to help my son." The star also performed CPR on Jett.

Paramedic Tarino Lightbourne and former Bahamas Senator Pleasant Bridgewater are accused of trying to extort $25 million from Travolta.

Travolta has kept a very low profile since Jett's death, appearing only recently at the D23 Expo to present his upcoming film "Old Dogs."