Celebrities and other famous-ish folks have to be careful who they let in their inner circle. Famous people are easy prey for people looking for a quick come up and when they don't guard their secrets....isht can go left. Here are 13 folks who have been victims of extortion.
Rick Ross The Gangsta Disciples tried to get some bread out of Ricky Rozay after he used their symbol without permission. Rick said, "no checks will be cut."
Mark Jackson A stripper threatened to expose nekkid pics of the married Warriors coach if he didn't cough up that gwap.
Chris Brown Breezy claimed the man who sued him for allegedly catching fade on the basketball court tried to extort him after he demanded $250K to make the incident go away.
Whitney Houston A woman demanded $250K to keep details of Nippy's alleged lesbian relationship under wraps.
Jay Z A crooked producer wanted $75k for Jay Z's master recordings worth $20 million and threatened to auction the tapes off if his demands were not met.
Kris Humphries Kris allegedly handed over multiple recordings of his ex Myla Sinanaj demanding money in exchange for not releasing damaging information about their relationship to the media.
Robert Griffin III A former Baylor basketball player was going to release "derogatory information" about the Heisman Trophy winner unless he was paid.
Mitt Romney Someone threatened to exposed Money Mitt's "stolen" tax returns if he didn't pay a cool $ 1 million.
Oprah A former employee at Oprah's production company attempted to extort $1.5 million in exchange for not exposing her secrets.
Cameron Diaz A photographer wanted Cameron Diaz to pay $3.5 million to stop her topless photos from leaking.