John Travolta’s 16-year-old son was “spectacularly supervised” beforehe was found collapsed at the family’s vacation home on Grand Bahama, alawyer for the actor said yesterday.
John Travolta’s 16-year-old son was “spectacularly supervised” before he was found collapsed at the family’s vacation home on Grand Bahama, a lawyer for the actor said yesterday.
Travolta himself, in his first public statement since Jett’s death, thanked people for their support and said he and his wife were “heartbroken that our time with him was so brief.”
Police Superintendent Basil Rahming has said a caretaker found Jett Travolta unconscious in a bathroom late Friday morning before he was pronounced dead at a Freeport hospital.
The youth was last seen entering the bathroom on Thursday, according to Rahming’s police statement.
But Travolta lawyer Michael McDermott said he doesn’t believe that Jett was in the bathroom for a substantial amount of time.
“The police left the impression that the boy was unsupervised. No. There were two nannies with him for the entire evening,” McDermott told The Associated Press. “They made it seem like he was sent to the condo and nobody checked in on him until the next morning.”
“(Jett) was spectacularly supervised,” said McDermott, who said he has not had the chance to talk to the two nannies himself.
McDermott said he had no knowledge of Jett’s medical history but “understood he had a history of seizures.”
The Bahamas’ health minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, has said that a second, U.S.-certified pathologist would fly in today to assist with the teenager’s autopsy.
In a statement posted yesterday on Travolta’s website, the couple said Jett was the “most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered.”
“We will cherish the time we had with him for the rest of our lives,” they said.