In the Bahamas, a judge shouted “MISTRIAL!” in the John Travolta extortion case due to possible shady jury behavior. Two people were on trial for allegedly trying to snatch $25 million from the Travolta family in exchange for their silence regarding details about their son’s death in the Bahamas. Apparently, one of the defendants, an ambulance driver, threatened to tell the media that John was responsible for his son’s death.
The trial went on for four looong weeks, and a verdict was expected at any minute. But last night, Picewill Forbes, a member of Parliament, announced at a political convention that defendant Pleasant Bridgewater (who should have been a 70s casino singer instead of an extorter) was acquitted of all charges. This was before an official verdict was announced by the jury. The judge in the case thinks that one of the jury members might have ran off and whispered the verdict into the politician’s ear.
The judge ordered a retrial. John Travolta’s attorney said that the whole thing is “weird,” but his client will cooperate with the prosecution and testify again in the new trial. That’s if the evil Pleasant Bridgewater even makes it to a new trial. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pleasant Bridgewater suddenly disappears from real-life. Don’t mess with Ron!
Source: The Los Angeles Times