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Miss New Jersey claims extortion attempt
nj.com (excerpt) ^ | July 5, 2007 | MaryAnn Spoto

Posted on 07/05/2007 1:34:54 PM PDT by HAL9000

The reigning Miss New Jersey claims someone is using photographs she posted on the Internet to try to force her to give up her crown.

Amy Polumbo and her attorney held a news conference at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park this afternoon to denounce the blackmail attempt.

The 22-year-old Howell woman said she received copies of between six and 12 of her photos in the mail on June 25 with a letter threatening to make them public unless she gives up her crown to the pageant's first runner-up.

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(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: blackmail; extortion; missnewjersey; polumbo; ttiuwp
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1 posted on 07/05/2007 1:34:55 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
Must see said photos before making judgment.
2 posted on 07/05/2007 1:37:04 PM PDT by OSHA (Liberals will lick the boot on their necks if they think the other boot is on yours and mine.)
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To: OSHA

I agree


3 posted on 07/05/2007 1:37:37 PM PDT by misterrob ("I've never heard of anyone going on the disabled list with pulled fat." RIP Rod Beck)
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To: HAL9000

IBWWP.....


4 posted on 07/05/2007 1:38:35 PM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: misterrob; JRios1968

5 posted on 07/05/2007 1:38:43 PM PDT by Perdogg (congratulations - you have just won an ipod nano)
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To: HAL9000

She didn’t already make them public by posting them on the Net herself?


6 posted on 07/05/2007 1:38:49 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: HAL9000
... photographs she posted on the Internet ... threatening to make them public ...

I think I'm missing the point somewhere ...

7 posted on 07/05/2007 1:39:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let all creation sing of salvation. Let us together give praise forever!)
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To: Perdogg

What pretty white teeth!


8 posted on 07/05/2007 1:40:00 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let all creation sing of salvation. Let us together give praise forever!)
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To: sageb1

Yep, sounds like she screwed herself.

Don’t ever put anything on the internet that would make your momma blush.


9 posted on 07/05/2007 1:40:21 PM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: HAL9000

She shoulda paid Louie da Crusha dat protection money when he made her dat offa she coudn’t refuse. Now youse fawked girlie.


10 posted on 07/05/2007 1:41:10 PM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism)
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To: Tax-chick
What pretty white teeth!

I'd hope so, seeing as it's a black & white picture!

11 posted on 07/05/2007 1:41:11 PM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: Tax-chick
They are shots Polumbo posted in a private section of an Internet photo-sharing site so her friends and family could see them, Polumbo said

They say that they aren't "lewd". Which is probably why they are freely going after the blackmailer.
12 posted on 07/05/2007 1:41:50 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: stm

LOL! Well written joizy accent!


13 posted on 07/05/2007 1:42:09 PM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: HAL9000

This thread is, of course, useless without pictures!

If she posted them on the internet, the cat is out of the bag, so to speak...


14 posted on 07/05/2007 1:42:43 PM PDT by gridlock (You know when you see the (Fill-In-The-Blank)AID Concert, an issue is headed for obscurity.)
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To: Perdogg

NOT GUILTY!


15 posted on 07/05/2007 1:43:02 PM PDT by OSHA (Liberals will lick the boot on their necks if they think the other boot is on yours and mine.)
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To: HAL9000

I’m pretty sure that most of the guys here on FR would be happy to pronounce her “not guitly” if they could just get a gander at the pictures in question. :)


16 posted on 07/05/2007 1:43:21 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: HAL9000

Photos from her early days dancing at the Bada-Bing?


17 posted on 07/05/2007 1:43:53 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG (Apparently my former party considers me an "ugly nativist".)
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To: Tax-chick

She posted them on an internet site, but the photos were not publicly viewable - presumably she could restrict access to specific friends who would need to log on to be identified.


18 posted on 07/05/2007 1:44:06 PM PDT by posterchild (How did trees absorb CO2 before carbon funds started collecting money to manage the process?)
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To: mmichaels1970

Yeah and besides, she said that she’s never even seen a real burro.


19 posted on 07/05/2007 1:45:17 PM PDT by skimbell (Conservatism Works)
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To: MarineBrat

Nah, this is the opposite of the female teacher sex abuse cases. In a case like this, the prettier she is the more likely she is to be guilty of whatever she’s accused of.


20 posted on 07/05/2007 1:45:55 PM PDT by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Perdogg

Not guilty!


21 posted on 07/05/2007 1:47:47 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Press 1 for English, press 2 for deport)
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To: Perdogg
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
22 posted on 07/05/2007 1:48:11 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: gridlock
If you all would read the story (which takes effort, I get that), you would understand that the photographs (1) were not lewd in nature; (2) were uploaded to one of those photo-sharing internet sites (where people upload photos, then e-mail family/friends with the web address); and (3) were doctored.

No scandal, no shame. Just some scumbag out there trying to make a buck.

23 posted on 07/05/2007 1:48:13 PM PDT by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: mmichaels1970
They say that they aren't "lewd".

And maybe they're not. "Lewd" is in the eye of the viewer, after all.

You think somebody believes she'll give up her position just because they've got pictures of her wearing an old sweatsuit and no makeup?

24 posted on 07/05/2007 1:48:15 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let all creation sing of salvation. Let us together give praise forever!)
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To: HAL9000

25 posted on 07/05/2007 1:48:50 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG (Apparently my former party considers me an "ugly nativist".)
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To: OSHA

I read the full story. According to her and her attorney, the pix were not lewd.


26 posted on 07/05/2007 1:49:12 PM PDT by no dems (The only way to stop the Fairness Doctrine: Elect a President in '08 who would veto it.)
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To: GreatOne
Did you happen to read the comments? They're more entertaining than the story itself...

Miss New Jersey dont let a losser Black mail you As you aunt mention you probably had less cloth on on a swim suit pagent

Is a crime for a person to Black mail you I'm sure your lawyer told you So fight back Darling dont give your crown to a ugly Miss New Jersey want it be
:)

27 posted on 07/05/2007 1:49:58 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: GreatOne

Oh, well that’s different. I’m so behind on technology.


28 posted on 07/05/2007 1:50:58 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Let all creation sing of salvation. Let us together give praise forever!)
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To: GreatOne

I have often wondered about the security of photo sharing sites. I guess this answers that question.

Moral of the story, be careful what you put on the internet, even behind a password.


29 posted on 07/05/2007 1:51:14 PM PDT by gridlock (You know when you see the (Fill-In-The-Blank)AID Concert, an issue is headed for obscurity.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Good to see the Democrat voters are behind her.


30 posted on 07/05/2007 1:51:17 PM PDT by chrisser
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To: chrisser

She’d better pay up or I’ll give her back her old nose.


31 posted on 07/05/2007 1:53:13 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Badda boom. Badda bing!


32 posted on 07/05/2007 1:54:31 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: Tax-chick
You think somebody believes she'll give up her position just because they've got pictures of her wearing an old sweatsuit and no makeup?

Sure. Lots of stupid people out there. Read the comments at the bottom of the story for proof. You think somebody who truly posted lewd pictures to a photo sharing site would be so public about the blackmail attempt?
33 posted on 07/05/2007 1:56:03 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: massgopguy

34 posted on 07/05/2007 1:58:38 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: HAL9000

Link to pics in question. Warning: Graphic.

35 posted on 07/05/2007 1:58:50 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: HAL9000

Did I read this right? Someone is threatening to make public pictures she posted of herself on the internet?


36 posted on 07/05/2007 1:59:05 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: massgopguy

OK, OK, OK - I’ll give you the secret code! It’s

1....

2......

3.......

4........

5.


37 posted on 07/05/2007 1:59:12 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the round in the chamber.)
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To: HAL9000
SLUT
SLUT
SLUT
SLUT
SLUT
SLUT
SLUT

I could post it a million times, and it would still be true.
This was, quote, ‘for family and friends”? If true, they are all low life, low rent gavonnes. What a disgrace!

38 posted on 07/05/2007 2:00:05 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Phantom Lord
Did I read this right?

No. Click the link to the article. It was a private area of a photo-sharing site.
39 posted on 07/05/2007 2:00:28 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Hegemony Cricket

It’s like the combination some idiot would have on his luggage.


40 posted on 07/05/2007 2:01:10 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Somebody change the combination on my luggage!


41 posted on 07/05/2007 2:01:13 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: HAL9000
Her platform was Internet safety
42 posted on 07/05/2007 2:01:59 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: MarineBrat
So, let’s all chip in and offer the extortionist money for copies of the pictures. If enough of us it would only be a few dollars each. But then, it would probably be better for us to give the money to FR on this latest drive. LOL
43 posted on 07/05/2007 2:02:06 PM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: massgopguy

spooky.


44 posted on 07/05/2007 2:04:23 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

She’s cute but that smile looks like it’s gonna break her face any second now.


45 posted on 07/05/2007 2:04:38 PM PDT by derllak
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To: mmichaels1970

3 seconds.


46 posted on 07/05/2007 2:06:49 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: stainlessbanner
Internet Safety - Protecting Children from Online Predators

"Remember a few days ago when you were asking me about irony?"
47 posted on 07/05/2007 2:07:19 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: stinkerpot65
Link to pics in question. Warning: Graphic.

Bada boom?

Bada bing?

Good gosh!

ROFLMAO!!

48 posted on 07/05/2007 2:07:58 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: massgopguy

I guess we were truly at “Now Now”.


49 posted on 07/05/2007 2:08:31 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

She is claiming the photos have been doctored.


50 posted on 07/05/2007 2:10:29 PM PDT by misterrob ("I've never heard of anyone going on the disabled list with pulled fat." RIP Rod Beck)
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