Travolta extortion attempt being investigated by police

January 21st, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, January 21 (ANI): Bahamas police are on the look out for leads concerning an attempt to extort money from actor John Travolta.

According to a report in the local newspaper The Tribune, officials were questioning two people regarding the extortion plot, with one thought to be a politician

The Grease actor has been mourning the tragic death of his 16-year-old son, Jett who died from a seizure during a family holiday in the Bahamas on January 2.

While his lawyers confirmed the extortion attempt in a statement to the Jacksonville Florida Times-Union, they also linked it with the tragedy.

“Regrettably, in a time of such terrible grief, there are often a few individuals who attempt to make false claims in hopes of making millions of dollars. We will never let that happen, Contactmusic quoted them as saying. (ANI)

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