Evidence in Travolta Case Went Up in Smoke

Key suspect says she burned document in extortion trial

Monday, Sep 28, 2009  |  Updated 10:00 AM CDT
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Evidence in Travolta Case Went Up in Smoke

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John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston leave the court building in Nassau, Bahamas, last week.

The Bahamas politician at the center of an alleged plot to extort John Travolta set fire to a key document and flushed it down a toilet, according to a report.

Pleasant Bridgewater, a former Bahamian senator,  met with Travolta's attorney to discuss payment for a copy of the document, a waiver of medical treatment that the actor signed after his 16-year-old son Jett suffered a fatal seizure, according to People magazine. Three days after the meeting, cops arrested Bridgewater, who according to a police report, admitted she had destroyed the copy after the case heated up. She set fire to it with a candle and then flushed the ashes, according to a police report made public at the trial.

Bridgewater and a former paramedic are on trial for allegedly attempting to extort $25 million from Travolta to keep quiet the fact that he signed the waiver. Travolta testified last week.

It is not known where the original document is.

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