Court officials say the Bahamas lawmaker responsible for the mistrial in an extortion case involving John Travolta has been ordered to appear before the judge, according to The Associated Press.
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Picewell Forbes has been summoned to explain why he announced an acquittal during a televised speech to a political party while the jury was still deliberating, court officials told the AP.
The Travolta case was declared a mistrial late Wednesday when Forbes suggested that the still-deliberating jury had acquitted former senator Pleasant Bridgewater, one of the defendants.
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"He was upset as he wanted closure," Travolta's attorney, Mike Ossi, told People. "The family wants to privately begin the long and difficult healing process — as well as to properly honor Jett's memory — without the cloud of this litigation over their heads. But he said he is committed to cooperating with authorities so justice can be served."