Despite the fact that the Travolta extortion trial was called off, former paramedic Tarino Lightbourn is still trying to make money off the tragic death of Jett Travolta.
Lightbourn allegedly signed a non-disclosure agreement with the Travoltas prior to Mr Travolta dropping the charges against the ambulance driver and his cohort, Pleasant Bridgewater, a PLP Senator at the time. Bridgewater later resigned from the senate after she was arrested.
But Tarino’s still running his mouth about what happened the night Jett died, hoping someone, somewhere will make him rich.
The discredited former ambulance driver has given an extensive three hour interview to the Daily Mail, a paper in England.
During a dramatic five-week trial in Nassau last September, Lightbourne and Bridgewater were accused of demanding $25 million from Travolta for the return of a worthless indemnity form signed by the star – which suggested Mr Travolta wanted to fly his sick son to Florida, to get him better care than the local hospital could provide. Travolta quickly changed his mind and the boy was taken to the local hospital.
Forces in the Bahamian legal community intentionally waylayed that first trial by having a member of the PLP tribe, Picewell Forbes, prematurely claim on television that one of the defendants had been found not guilty. This caused the judge to declare a mistrial.
The judge, who allegedly may have been “in” on the plot to disrupt the trial, curiously refused to punish the big-mouthed Forbes, despite the fact that he had skewered an important trial and surely was in contempt of court.