John Travolta Has a “Heavy Heart”

Extortion mistrial surrounding son's death leaves actor longing for closure


John Travolta is consumed with grief and anger.

Still mourning the loss of son Jett in January, the Oscar-nominated actor and his wife, Kelly Preston, were hit with another blow earlier this week when the extortion trial linked to the boy's death ended without a verdict.
"He's got a heavy heart,” the actor’s longtime friend and assistant Ronnie Zupancic told People.  “There is a hole. They think about Jett every day, they never stop."
The alleged extortion plot by former Bahamian senator Pleasant Bridgewater and paramedic Tarino Lightbourn ended in a mistrial after a premature announcement that Bridgewater had been acquitted. The pair was charged with conspiring to extort $25 million from Travolta in exchange for keeping quiet about a medical waiver the actor signed after his 16-year-old son had a fatal seizure.
"He was upset, as he wanted closure," said Travolta's attorney Mike Ossi to People. "The family wants to privately begin the long and difficult healing process – as well as to properly honor Jett's memory – without the cloud of this litigation over their heads. But he said he is committed to cooperating with authorities so justice can be served."
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