Cindy Crawford Extortion Scandal
Former supermodel Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber were the victims of an extortion attempt. AP reports that a German man has been arrested for trying to extort $100,000 from the couple with a photo of their then 7-year-old daughter gagged and bound to a chair.
A rep for the the couple told Hollywood celebrity gossip news rumors site ET:
A criminal complaint was filed today in federal court in Los Angeles by the U.S. Attorney’s office and the FBI stating that Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford have been the victims of an on-going extortion scheme. This crime has been committed by Edis Kayalar, an acquaintance of a former nanny employed by the family. Mr. Kayalar threatened to sell an image taken of the couple’s then-seven-year-old daughter.
There was no previous awareness by Mr. Gerber and Ms. Crawford of the existence of the photograph when they were contacted by Mr. Kayalar. The photo was taken by the former nanny as part of a purported game without the knowledge of the parents.
The couple reported the extortion threat to the police and the FBI began a criminal investigation in the matter. Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford intend to pursue any and all available legal action against anyone who aids the perpetrator in the distribution or sale of the photograph of their daughter.”
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