Cruise also defended the church, which came under scrutiny following Jett's death for speculation that it discourages members from seeking medical care.
"That's just not true. It's actually false," Cruise said. "They say, 'Get your physical, get your medication, get your physical illnesses handled.'"
Jan. 23, 2009
Three Bahamian citizens, including the paramedic who tried to revive Jett, a lawmaker and the former minister of tourism who served as the Travoltas' spokesman, were arrested in an alleged plot to extort money from John Travolta.
Ultimately, paramedic Tarino Lightbourne and Bahamas Senator Pleasant Bridgewater were charged with trying to extort $25 million from Travolta in exchange for a document that Travolta had signed saying he did not want his son transported to the local hospital. Travolta later changed his mind and Jett was taken to a Bahamas hospital.
After an alleged negotiation between Travolta's lawyer, Lightbourne and Bridgewater that was caught on tape, Travolta filed a complaint with the Bahamas police that led to a trial.
Sept. 23, 2009