Radaronline.com is reporting that John Travolta and Kelly Preston, who are expecting a baby later this year, have dropped the extortion charges the previously filed against two men believed to have tried to extort $25 million from the couple after their son Jett died.
“The defendants have been discharged,” Neil Braithwaite, Chief Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General, announced Monday morning from a courthouse in the Bahamas. “Mr. Travolta is no longer interested in pursuing the matter because it has caused his family great emotional distress.”
John released a statement to TMZ saying in part:
“I am grateful and appreciative of the dedication, hard work and support provided by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Royal Bahamas Police Force while handling matters associated with the attempted extortion that targeted my family in January of 2009.”
I guess the combined loss of a child and giddy anticipation of another leads people to a swift change of heart. Hey, good for them I guess. Life’s a lot easier when you can just let things slide a bit. Don’t be a pushover, of course, but maybe take a step back once in a while and reassess what’s really important.
Pics include Kelly and John’s daughter Ella Bleu.
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