'Medical Document' Used in Travolta Blackmail Plot

Document says Travolta 'refused treatment'
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2009 4:30 AM CST
John Travolta poses with his daughter, Ella Bleu, wife, Kelly Preston, and son, Jett. Travolta was the target of an alleged extortion plot following his son's death.   (AP Photo/Rogers & Cowan)
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(Newser) – Two people arrested in an extortion plot against John Travolta allegedly attempted to blackmail the actor with a signed document purportedly revealing that he refused hospital treatment for his teenage son shortly before the boy's death, reports People. A Bahamian paramedic and the man's attorney pressed Travolta to buy a "refusal to transport" ambulance document for $25 million, according to authorities.

It's not known if the document is genuine. It's typically used in cases of minor injuries when people forgo a trip to the hospital.  "There's no evidence to support that there was any effort to avoid medical treatment," said a police official. "We were satisfied from all our investigations that the Travolta family and those who rendered aid to Jett did all that was humanly possible."