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Travolta 'Friend' Tied to Extortion Plot Speaks Out

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Former Bahamian Minister of Tourism, and self proclaimed 'friend' of the Travolta family, Obie Wilchcombe was detained and then subsequently released on Friday by island officials investigating the Travolta extortion case.

As we mentioned last week, the John and his wife Kelly were being shaken down during their time of grief.

Some shady people reportedly told them to pay millions of dollars or else pictures of their dying son Jett - in the ambulance on the way to the hospital - would be released.

Now, Wilchombe is speaking out about the extortion plot and proclaiming his 'innocence'.

Wilchcombe says that he "did a noble thing" by alerting the Travolta family lawyers that "someone was doing something untowards".

He doesn't explain what the "something untowards" was, though!

Apparently, the information was passed on to him early last week by another suspect in the extortion case, former Bahamian senator Pleaseant Bridgewater.

"She knew I was close to the Travolta's," says Wilchcombe. "She wanted to bring something to my attention."

When asked if he sought compensation for the tip off, he exclaimed, "Never once, asking for anything! Never once, expecting anything! This is ridiculous and absurd. The Travolta's are suffering, it's just outright foolish. Never did I ask for anything, no one can say that. We had a friend in my country who lost a son. It was one single individual [who tried to take advantage of the family], the Bahamian people have been very kind to the Travoltas."

Shooting the messenger is never cool, but we're assuming there's much more to the extortion case that hasn't come to light yet.

We can't wait to hear what Pleasant, the woman who put everything into motion, says in her tell-all interview!

[Image via WENN.]

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49 comments to “Travolta 'Friend' Tied to Extortion Plot Speaks Out”

  1. 1

    First!!!! I feel so bad for him!!

  2. 2


  3. 3

    "Untowards" is a word…?

  4. 4

    This just sucks from beginning to end!

  5. 5


  6. 6

    What a horrible thing to do! So sad……

  7. 7

    beware of locals on the islands who "befriend" you………..the proverbial hand is always out

  8. 8

    Apparently the paramedic Tarino Lightbourne was trying to sell the photos he took of dying Jett Travolta in the ambulance that he took while Jett was on the way to hospital. John Travolta was holding dying Jett in his arms.
    This scumbag Lightbourne was trying to extort money from the grieving patents.

  9. 9

    Re: xoxoxoxoxo
    Oops, I meant "grieving parents"

  10. 10

    In The Bahamas, corruption and graft are part of doing business. Once, when I was leaving Paradise Island, the "officials" at the airport demanded a cash gift before they would allow our plane to leave. We refused. They put a truck on the runway to block our jet. Our pilot went around it and we took off on the most vertical take-off I've ever seen. Leaving a country of crooks behind.

  11. 11

    "John Travolta was holding dying Jett in his arms."

    That is Scientology bullshit. Jett was not dying in anyone's arms. He was already dead. He died alone, while Travolta was sucking the dick of Jett's "Nanny" in the next room, ignoring his son.

  12. 12

    Re: JuneGordon – #10.

  13. 13

    Re: JuneGordon – #11.


  14. 14

    Re: JuneGordon – yikes

  15. 15


  16. 16

    This could be what it appears — or it could not. Don't forget you are dealing with a top Scientologist who's lack of medical treatment (not having a child on medication to deal with weekly seizures) has put a critical eye on him AND his cult. Scientology's mantra is "Always attack, never defend." The heirarchy has been in spin mode for awhile. Something needed to be done to take the eyes of off the "church." I don't trust them at. all. Let's not forget, the group is responsible for the biggest security breach of the IRS in history. Google "Operation Snow White." There is no level they won't stoop to.

  17. 17

    "Operation Snow White" google it. This story may be true or may not be. Could be yet another attempt to hide the real story.

  18. 18

    Re: gossipgrrrl
    sorry, my first post disappeared on me. Computer glitch, I guess! ;)

  19. 19

    Re: mamajud – (wink)

  20. 20

    Re: BBBoricua loves Angels & Demons – harry went shopping!

  21. 21

    What are preparations A-G? harry always wondered?

  22. 22

    Oh yeah, it blows someone try and cash in on this tragedy, beat them with a bat while filming and sell to Sherimoon, shitfukshit.

  23. 23

    Re: harrybalsac – Hey! How are ya?

  24. 24

  25. 25

    Hey Perez I met Kelly Carrington from Playboy this weekend, she is way cool you should do a story about her

  26. 26

    Re: harrybalsac – YAY!!! I went shopping too!!
    I want to see pictures… :)

  27. 27

    Re: TheQueenOfComments – Long & loose, fulla juice!

  28. 28

    It's movie time w/ Boo, see ya'll later!

  29. 29

    Perez! Thought you were taking the high road on this and leaving all news about this tragic event off your blog? … or at least that's what you said on Ferguson's show. Let's leave them alone!

  30. 30

    Life sucks tranny cock

  31. 31

    Re: JuneGordon – #10 The Bahamas is not the only country plaqued with corruption. The USA is real bad with respect to corruption, too. The only difference is here it is white collar crime and the middle-class taxpayers are paying for the white collar corruption and we don't see the threats, etc.; or, the corrupted serving jail/prison time for it! Corruption is corruption no matter how you slice it!!!

  32. 32

    Pleaseant Bridgewater, what a bitch.

  33. 33

    piggez, why do you always use this picture? there are so many better ones of john and jett and you choose this one?

  34. 34

    You wouldn't catch me down in the Bahamas….it seems
    to be a bermuda triangle Celebrity Kill Zone….

    And I don't go to Tijuana anymore either

  35. 35

    scientology is so stupid
    weather it killed jett or not

    and to the person with the blackmailing scheme i hope you get revieled to the public what a scum bag you are.
    and i hope you get such bad karma

    really low.

  36. 29 says – reply to this


    Re: TheQueenOfComments – yeah, so bad that you just couldn't resist saying "first" before you expressed your "emotions" for the travoltas. how thoughtful of you.

  37. 37

    This story is just disgusting…what kind of people are in this world!!
    You can't trust anyone and people will do ANYTHING for money
    How low..

  38. 38

    I like how you put the pic of him looking like he's RIPping one!!!

  39. 39

    Yeah…TMZ reported this a few days ago….catch up pereziiie your too busy being your own celebrity and not keeping up with the gossip!

  40. 40

    Who are you kidding Perez? Everyone knows you'd try and be the very first anti-social pscyho to post the pictures of Mr. Travoltas beloved dying son. You are the worst of the worst kind of human being on this planet. I put you up there with the likes of the Nazi propagandist Goebbels. I really mean that too. Always know that most everyone considers you and people like you, a liability and a parasitic leech to civil society. I fucking hate you!

  41. 41

    Hey douche.. it was already stated that the extortion had nothing to do with pics of Jett dying… it is about something else, make a better research!
    Anyways sad and guess that the Bahamas won't be a popular place anytime soon… too many crimes and too many "misterious" deaths…

  42. 42

    This is pathetic and I am horrified that a person such as the ambulance person, who should be a person of fine caliber, would do something so horrible. I have sons this age and cant begin to imagine the pain this family has felt.

    Wait, those people, one way or another, will get what is coming to them.
    *SNAP* their damn necks off! ! ! !

  43. AMO says – reply to this


    Re: Kate27 – The Bahamas had nothing to do with Jett's death. He died b/c he had a seizure and fell and hit his head b/c he wasn't being properly watched for the health issue(s) he had. That could've happened anywhere. And Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel's death isn't a mystery either. Also has nothing to do with the Bahamas. Take that many drugs that conflict with one another and you're probably going to die no matter where you are. I've been to the Bahamas and it's a wonderful place. Those two "celebrity" deaths shouldn't be blamed on the Bahamas, that's a cop out.

  44. 44

    You want a tell all and you don't harass someone that is grieving huh???? You contradict and lie and are hypocritical 24/7 Perez, you are so dumb! I think that someone else pushed this blog to the top originally and you took over it somehow, by killing them or paying them off or something to claim it was yours. Because you are too dumb to do it yourself. It shows everyday. You can't keep your lies up. I can tell you are a sociopath so murder woudln't surprise me from you.

  45. 45

    Heart Breaking

  46. 46

    thats a terriable pic of that kid. he died of constipation?

  47. 47

    Re: Not All The Same
    holly hell
    perez and the Nazi's?

    oh yeah def a comparrison there
    seriously do you even get what your writing?
    That is a big insult
    and i really dont think perez deserves to be compared with the Nazi's


  48. 48

    Re: DayTripper69
    wow arn't you funny
    im sure you'd be singing a differant tune if you son died

    meh karmas a bigger bitch then i could ever be to you
    so i wont even go there.

  49. 49

    I dont agree with some of the comments. The Bahamas is a wonderful place with wonderful people. Any where you go in this world you have a group of good people and a group of not so good people. it is wrong to do what was done but i dont think that people should go about degrading the Bahamas for one or two persons mistakes. That is foolishness if that is the case then no one will go to alot of places in the US.