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Travolta blackmail case to be retried

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According to Reuters, a Bahamian Supreme Court judge called for a retrial on Oct. 21 in the case of two men accused of attempting to blackmail John Travolta. After a local politician prematurely announced that the accused parties had been acquitted, Justice Anita Allen voiced her suspicion that members of the jury had leaked their verdict before delivering it officially in the courtroom. “We are very concerned in the interest of justice that it does not appear that there has been a communication from the jury room. Justice must not only be done, but seen to be done,” she said. A lawyer for Travolta—who claims he was blackmailed for $25 million in January after the death of his son, Jett— said that the star would testify again if asked to do so by the prosecution.

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