3 Bahamaians Arrested in Extortion Plot Surrounding Jett Travolta’s Death (Tarino Lightbourne, Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater, Obie Wilchcombe)
SICK, SICK, SICK!!!
Police in the Bahamas have arrested three people in connection with an extortion plot against actor John Travolta. The alleged extortion plot was related to circumstances surrounding the death of Travolta’s son Jett earlier this month in the Bahamas.
The initial extortion demand was for $25 million.
As TMZ reported, Wilchcombe, the former Minister of Tourism, was one of three people taken into custody in connection with the $20 million extortion plot against Travolta. Wilchcombe was a friend of the Travolta family. With friends like this, who needs enemies. Wilchcombe was brought to the police station under the pretext of helping authorities crack the case; however, finds himself in custody.
Ironically, the day Jett died, Wilchcombe appeared on Larry King’s show and talked about the details surrounding Jett’s death. He was also recently quoted regarding the plot — “I thought it was a despicable act. One person should not destroy the character of the country.”
TMZ: Travolta Suspect Resigns
Turns out, it may take three. Two others were also taken into custody — Pleasant Bridgewater, a Senator in Parliament, and Tarino Lightbourne, an EMT who tried to revive Jett
UPDATE I: Senator Pleasant Bridgewater resigns
A Bahamas senator accused of trying to extort money from actor John Travolta after his son’s death resigned on Saturday and vowed to prove her innocence.
Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater, an attorney from Grand Bahama, said she plans to fight “untrue and unfair charges” stemming from actions she took as a lawyer.
UPDATE II: Obie Wilchcombe, member of the Bahamaian Parliament released from custody in connection with the alleged extortion plot.