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Iowa woman accused of blackmailing TLC show
AP/Houston Chronicle ^ | 2-6-12

Posted on 02/08/2012 10:27:37 AM PST by Snickering Hound

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman is charged with extortion in an alleged plot to get Discovery Communications Inc. to cancel the TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" or pay her $10,000 in exchange for not revealing compromising photos of a cast member, according to federal court documents.

Teresa Hunt, of Bettendorf, is accused of threatening to release photos of a cast member in "apparently intimate situations" to a magazine.

Hunt was arrested Feb. 1 after she apparently sent television executives typed and handwritten letters demanding the show be canceled, along with a business card for "Perfect Pictures."

The reality show follows Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children.

The letter was sent in January to the parent company of LTC describing Hunt's professional relationship with a 56-year-old musician who performs in Branson, Mo., and providing details of an affair with an unspecified female cast member, according to an affidavit in U.S. District Court in Davenport.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Arkansas; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: blackmail; duggar; extortion

1 posted on 02/08/2012 10:27:39 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

I read about this elsewhere. The “unspecified cast member” was a niece of the Duggars, who only appears very marginally in the show. This lawsuit is vile.


2 posted on 02/08/2012 10:35:56 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: Albion Wilde

Correction: the blackmail is vile. The legal prosecution is welcome, and I hope it succeeds.


3 posted on 02/08/2012 10:37:45 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: Snickering Hound
Duggar family member speaks out on extortion plot
4 posted on 02/08/2012 10:47:15 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: Snickering Hound

On behalf of Scott County, and indeed all of Iowa, I wish to apologise for this subhuman creature. The Mississippi River has plenty of rocks locally, and it is my fervent prayer that she will crawl back under the nearest convenient one.


5 posted on 02/08/2012 6:14:47 PM PST by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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