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John Travolta and Kelly Preston Moving On, Dropping Extortion Charges

By TheMommyologist |

John Travolta and Kelly Preston endured the biggest tragedy of their lives last year after the sudden passing of their son, Jett. Jett was only 16, and if losing him wasn’t bad enough, two men tried to extort $25 million out of the couple after his death.

The case against the men was declared a mistrial, but John and Kelly kept trying to go after the defendants, Tarino Lightbourne and Pleasant Bridgewater.

It seems as though Kelly and John are ready to move on and put the past behind them, because Travolta recently dropped the extortion charges against them.

Travolta said in a statement that he was grateful to all of the law enforcement officers who were involved in the case. He also added, “Throughout the investigation and prosecution, my staff and I remained fully supportive of all requests for assistance from law enforcement representatives even though this cooperation was at a great emotional cost to my family.”

Travolta said it was finally time for his family to “put the matter behind them,” and not return to the Bahamas again. The memories there are no doubt just way too painful, and John and Kelly finally have some happiness coming to them as they await the birth of their third child, a son.

The baby is due in November, and will definitely be a welcome ray of sunshine to these his two wonderful parents, and big sister, Ella.

Photo: Pacific Coast News

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Mary Fischer is the author of The Mommyologist, a blog where she laughs at how life has changed since her son entered the picture. She has been featured in The New York Times and CNN.com. Before becoming a full-time writer for The Stir, she dished out celeb gossip for Babble and wrote for CBS CT.

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