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  1. michael avenatti
    Michael Avenatti Is Even More Trumpian Than Previously ThoughtIt’s not just the personality. Avenatti also has a long history of dubious financial behavior.
  2. michael avenatti
    The 12 Wildest Details From the Criminal Complaints Against Michael AvenattiThe firebrand lawyer gave some charming quotes during his alleged attempts to blackmail Nike and hide money from the IRS.
  3. extortion
    Ronan Farrow Says National Enquirer Tried to Blackmail Him, TooAnd he’s not the only one.
  4. extortion
    Jeff Bezos Thwarts the National Enquirer’s Nude Picture Extortion AttemptThe Amazon CEO published correspondence between his camp and a tabloid digging up dirt on his affair.
  5. select all
    The Men Running Mugshots.com Have Been Charged With ExtortionThe site took advantage of public records to allegedly extort people — including those never charged or convicted.
  6. extortion
    Blackmail From Cocaine Dealer Led to Former ESPN Chief’s Surprising ResignationJohn Skipper resigned in December to deal with a longtime “substance addiction.”
  7. extortion
    Woman in Alleged Kevin Hart Sex Tape Denies Involvement in Extortion PlotMontia Sabbag has spoken out, saying she and Hart were filmed without her consent.
  8. extortion
    FBI Investigating Alleged Sex-Tape Extortion Plot Against Kevin HartThey’ve reportedly identified a suspect.
  9. On the Rise
    People Are Sending Pizzerias Around the Country Extortion Letters DemandingThe group says failure to pay up will result in bad Yelp reviews.
  10. Avoid the Noid
    Did Domino’s Pizza Hackers Just Release Details on 600,000 Customers onThey now know the crappy pizza preferences of more than 600,000 Europeans, which is scary.
  11. carriage wars
    FBI Looking at Carriage-Ban Group for ExtortionTheir campaign against Christine Quinn may have amounted to extortion.
  12. Extortion
    Paula Deen Extortionist Takes Plea DealThe “true and damning” information will remain damningly private.
  13. Paula Deen
    New York Man Charged With Trying to Extort $250,000 From Paula DeenThe FBI was called in to stop the plot against Paula.
  14. crimes and misdemeanors
    Antisemitic Elmo Indicted for Branching Out Into Girl-Scout ExtortionA less-than-triumphant homecoming.
  15. crimes and misdemeanors
    Failed Actor Tried Extorting Harvey WeinsteinHe wanted $13 million each from five business moguls, or else.
  16. extortion
    Charlie Crist Responds to Gay, Drunk Rumors“A bunch of delusional lies,” he said.
  17. marriage counseling
    How to Make a Marriage Work: Try ExtortionNothing says wedded bliss like blackmailing and extorting an ex-lover.
  18. ripped from the headlines
    Van Der Sloot Reportedly Acknowledges Extortion Plot“Her parents have been making my life tough for five years.”
  19. public sideshows
    Either Heidi Montag Is Still Fame-Hungry, or She Is Actually Being Blackmailed by Her Crazed Ex-HusbandOr both.
  20. extortion
    Did the FBI Lose Photos of John Stamos Partying With Strippers on Purpose?Maybe.
  21. Lawsuits
    Yelp Honcho Yelps BackDo recent lawsuits against Yelp amount to a “conspiracy theory”?
  22. jail
    Letterman Extortionist Takes a Plea DealHe’ll plead guilty and spend six months in jail.
  23. extortion
    John Stamos Takes a Page Out of the David Letterman Extortion-Handling BookTwo people tried to extort Stamos, but it didn’t work.
  24. crazytown
    Spitzer Madams’ Fortunes: One Goes Up, the Other Goes DownOne Spitzer madam gets locked up for six months while another finds a way to make money off her woes.