John Travolta appeared in a Bahamian courtroom today and testified in the extortion trial of an EMT and a former senator who tried to extort $25M from the Travolta family following the death of Jett Travolta.
With wife Kelly Preston in the courtroom, Travolta recounted the details of what happened on the day Jett died. A nanny alerted Kelly and John that Jett was ill. They went downstairs to discover a caretaker doing chest compressions on their son. Travolta immediately aided in the CPR, but to no avail.
Travolta also testified that Jett was autistic and suffered from seizures every five to 10 days. After suffering a seizure, he’d typically sleep for 12 hours.
Finally, the truth comes out! Though the reference to autism was indicated on Jett’s medical documents, this is the first time John Travolta has openly and verbally admitted this. I didn’t think Scientologists even recognized autism. I’ve tried to research this, but the most I can gather is that Scientologists believe mental illnesses and disorders are psychosomatic and can be dealt with through spiritual healing.
It’s too late now, but I can’t help but wonder if there was a medication that could have helped to control this kid’s seizure disorder. Many of you know that I feel strongly about the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorders. It feels really easy to blame the Travolta’s for not acknowledging their son’s condition, but what good does blame do now? Their son is gone. And that is so. Sad.