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John Travolta’s Private Foundation for Late Son Jett Slims Down, But Still Gives Chunk of Money to Scientology

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After nearly a decade, the Jett Travolta Foundation may be winding down.

Formed in 2008 after John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s autistic 16 year old son Jett died in the Bahamas, the Foundation only has a fair market value of $42,783 according to the newest tax filing.

The Travoltas gave away about $48,000. Around $18,000 of that went to Scientolgy-related organizations. That’s ironic since Scientology never allowed the Travoltas to admit Jett was autistic. They always said he had Kawasaki Syndrome, and was affected by household cleaners.

John only admitted Jett was autistic when he spoke to the Bahamian police.

Their biggest donation was $10,000 to the Institute for the Achievement of Human Behavior, a Scientology group. Another $1,000 to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, which is also Scientology.

They did donate $1,000 to the Motion Picture Academy Museum.

Travolta’s next mostly straight-to-video movie, “The Poison Rose,” comes out on May 24th.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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