Testifying in the criminal trial of two people who allegedly plotted to extort $25 million from him, actor John Travolta publicly acknowledged for the first time that his son had autism. Travolta is a member of the Church of Scientology, which does not recognize autism as a condition.
Jett Travolta died last January after a seizure while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas.
“He was autistic,” Travolta told the court. “He suffered from a seizure disorder.”
UPDATE: Magazine editor calls Travolta’s testimony a “jaw-dropping revelation”