15 Crazy Stories Of Celebrity Blackmail And Extortion
Business Insider - over 5 years
With their high profile lifestyles, blockbuster paychecks, and status in Hollywood, celebrities are often the easiest targets for extortion and blackmail.
Past victims have included daytime talk show host Oprah Winfrey, actors Rob Lowe and John Travolta, and even "Cheetah Girl" Adrienne Bailon.
In 2010, "Buffy" fans were heartbroken when "Angel" actor David Boreanaz was forced to come clean about his marriage infidelities to wife of nine-years, Jaime Bergman, after an unnamed woman (allegedly Tiger Woods' mistress, Rachel Uchitel) threatened to go public with their scandalous love affair. But Boreanaz is not alone.
With their name and reputation on the line, celebrities are quick to jump into legal action. Bill Cosby's "illegitimate daughter" wanted $40 million from the star.
In 1998, Autumn Jackson came forward claiming to be Bill Cosby's illegitimate child. She threatened to leak her story to media outlets unless she received $40 million from the actor. The only thing sh...
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