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1 2 Jun 11, 2009 John Travolta, defying Scientology, acknowledged son's autism — Gawker
According to a Bahamian police report taken in February after his son Jett's death last year, Travolta acknowledged in his own words that "Jett suffered from a seizure disorder and was autistic." That's a big no-no in Scientology. The report was obtained by the
National Enquirer. Travolta's use of the term "autistic" seems to be a break from church doctrine, which teaches that pyschiatric diagnoses are fake ailments invented by Nazi psychiatrists so they can give people drugs to keep them ... Jun 10, 2009 World exclusive bombshell: John Travolta police report — National Enquirer
ENQUIRER WORLD EXCLUSIVE: John reveals son's tragic final moments in an official police statement. The ENQUIRER has obtained John Travolta's statement to police, which reveals for the first time, in his own words, how he bravely battled to save his dying 16-year-old son, Jett. The document is a dramatic never-before-seen minute-by-minute account of the crisis, in which the star appears to have done everything he could to bring his son back to life. In the three-page document signed by Travolta, the ...
Apr 9, 2009 Seizure killed Travolta's son — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Globe and Mail (Canada)
Intense scrutiny has focused on John Travolta's family after the death of the actor's chronically ill 16-year-old son Jett, who died at the family's vacation home at a Grand Bahama resort on Friday.
Yesterday, an undertaker said the death certificate concluded that the cause of death was a seizure, and that the teen's body showed no sign of head trauma despite earlier police reports that he hit his head on a bathtub.
Mr. Travolta, 54, and wife Kelly Preston, 46, were ...
Feb 2, 2009 The Gerry Ryan Show: John Duignan [starts at 1h 33m] — RTÉ 2fm (Ireland) More:
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, forums.whyweprotest.net Jan 28, 2009 Extortion plot revealed — Bahama Journal
Jan 27, 2009 Extortion plot unveiled — Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)
Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)
By BRENT DEAN,Guardian Staff Reporter
Police have confirmed the alleged plot to extort money from actor John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston included a request for $25 million so that a supposedly 'damaging' document would not be made public.
"All I can say here is that, you know, there was a complaint made by Mr. Travolta – and those acting on his behalf – that there was an attempt on behalf of a number of individuals to extort initially some ...
Jan 27, 2009 Maynard-Gibson, a witness in extortion case — Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)
Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)
By ARTESIA DAVIS,Guardian Senior Reporter,firstname.lastname@example.org
Former attorney general and PLP Senator Allyson Maynard-Gibson is listed as a witness against the ambulance driver who is accused of trying to extort $25 million from actor John Travolta whose son died of a seizure in Grand Bahama earlier this month, The Guardian has confirmed.
Maynard-Gibson, who is Travolta's Bahamian lawyer, is one of the 14 witnesses listed on the court docket against Tarino Lightbourne.
Lightbourne, 47, of Freeport, Grand Bahama, entered not guilty pleas ...
Jan 26, 2009 FBI Joins in "Sensitive" Travolta Extortion Case — E! Online
Jan 25, 2009 Plot thickens in Travolta extortion case — The Independent (UK)
Jan 25, 2009 Senator ‘tried to extort cash’ from Travolta over son’s death — The Times (UK)
Jan 24, 2009 Arrests over Travolta extortion plot — The Independent (UK)
Jan 22, 2009 $20 Million Extortion Attempt Against Travolta — TMZ
Jan 21, 2009 Hirnwäscher - Wie gefährlich ist Scientology? ["The Brainwashers - How Dangerous Is Scientology?" Unofficial translation] — ARD (Germany)
Jan 20, 2009 Travoltas claim extortion — Gawker
Jan 11, 2009 Intriguing questions about the Scientologist wedding photographer who was the main carer for John Travolta's son — Daily Mail (UK)
Daily Mail (UK)
John Travolta and his wife Kelly stood vigil for four hours over the body of their 16-year-old son Jett on the tiny island of Grand Bahama. The poignant scene was described by neighbour and family friend Obie Wilchcombe, who said: ‘They didn’t want to leave.’ The teenager’s premature death from an epileptic fit last weekend was as unexpected as it was tragic. Although Jett had suffered serious health problems since early childhood, the Hollywood actor believed his son would be as ...
Jan 11, 2009 Scientology ‘in denial’ of illness, says Travolta’s mentor — The Times (UK)
The Times (UK)
THOUSANDS of members of the Church of Scientology may be suffering from untreated mental and neurological conditions, according to a former follower who taught John Travolta, the Hollywood star. Sufferers are told to cure themselves with vitamins and saunas while it is denied that they have problems such as epilepsy or autism, said Tory Christman, now a fierce critic of the church. Christman left after suffering epileptic fits, culminating in a seizure which caused her to fall in the bath, knocking ...
Jan 8, 2009 Anderson Cooper 360° on Jett Travolta’s death — CNN
Jan 8, 2009 Cruise calls Travolta tragedy 'horrific,' defends Scientology — ABC News
Jan 8, 2009 Jett Travolta's death feeds rumors of autism — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 8, 2009 Scientologist: We do, too treat illnesses — CBS News
Jan 7, 2009 Health Minister upset over release of Jett’s autopsy — Nassau Guardian (Bahamas) More:
archive.nassauguardian.net Jan 7, 2009 Scientologist views on medicine questioned / In aftermath of death of Jett Travolta, 16, critics say church holds profession in negative light — CBS News
Jan 7, 2009 Travoltas turn to Scientology, hometown in trying times — ABC News
Jan 6, 2009 Jett Travolta’s autopsy complete / Results can only be released by coroner — Nassau Guardian (Bahamas) More:
archive.nassauguardian.net Jan 5, 2009 Rescue worker reveals details surrounding Jett Travolta's death — Radar Online
Jan 5, 2009 Travolta's lawyers: Jett had history of seizures, medicine ineffective — FOX News
John Travolta's lawyers, Michael Ossi and Michael McDermott, said Sunday Jett Travolta, the actor's 16-year-old son who died Friday, was on an anti-seizure medication called Depakote for several years, but the drug was suspended after it lost its effectiveness amid concern about side effects.
Jett apparently suffered from grand mal seizures, a type of epilepsy marked by convulsions and loss of consciousness, Ossi and McDermott said.
Click here to learn more about Jett's struggle with Kawasaki disease.
Jett, who had a ...
Jan 4, 2009 John Travolta, EMT struggled to save 16-year-old Jett — NY Daily News (New York)
Jan 3, 2009 Bahamas using 2 experts for Travolta son autopsy — Associated Press
Bahamas Using 2 Experts for Travolta Son Autopsy
Bahamas' health minister requests 2 pathologists to oversee autopsy on John Travolta's son
By CHRIS GILLETTE Associated Press Writer
FREEPORT, Bahamas January 3, 2009 (AP)
The Bahamas will use two pathologists to ensure a careful autopsy on John Travolta's son, who died at the actor's vacation home in Grand Bahama, the territory's health minister said Saturday.
Dr. Hubert Minnis told The Associated Press that he decided to use a second specialist to guarantee ...
Jan 3, 2009 Don't blame death on rare childhood illness, say docs — NY Daily News (New York)
Jan 3, 2009 John Travolta's teenage son dies — BBC News
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