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# Blackmail

This year
# Blackmail
French journalists go on trial accused of blackmailing the king of Morocco
Morocco accuses one of the journalista of offering to halt the book’s publication in exchange for €3 million.
Last year
# Courts
Men blackmailed teenager about releasing photos from her OnlyFans account to her family
The men were foiled by a Garda sting operation after the girl contacted them for help.
# Treatment Table
Knee operation plunges Pogba into World Cup race against time
The former Manchester United player joined Juventus in the close season.
# Blackmail
Zelenskyy accuses Russia of ‘nuclear blackmail’ after shelling at power plant
He renewed his call for fresh sanctions against Moscow.
# Downing Street
UK government resisting investigation into ‘blackmailing’ of Tory critics of Boris Johnson
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said the allegations should be investigated.
All time
# Sexual Abuse
'This will not define me': Abuse survivor encourages others to speak out
Charlene Masterson was sexually assaulted by her father for over seven-and-a-half years. He was jailed today.
# fake profiles
Gardaí warn of fake online dating profiles being used to blackmail people
Garda Sergeant John Kelly warned the public of fake profiles being used to gather compromising photographs.
# up in court
Benzema to stand trial over attempted sex tape blackmail of France team-mate Valbuena
The Real Madrid striker is accused of involvement in a plot to extort money by threatening to make the video public in 2015.
# Punishment
French woman gets suspended sentence for blackmail of Man United's Martial
A judicial source said judges had imposed a harsher penalty than the six-month suspended sentence that prosecutors had asked for.
# England
Court hears mothers were ‘moments from feeding infants baby food laced with blade fragments’
Nigel Wright, 45, denies planting the shards of metal in the baby food found in the Rochdale branch of Tesco.
# Antrim
Men blackmailed after using escort website in Northern Ireland
A 31-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of five counts of blackmail.
# Alert
Germany on alert after blackmailer threatens to poison food
To press the demand, the blackmailer poisoned five baby food products.
# Blackmail
Investigation after GAA player targeted in online sex scam
It’s reported that the senior Ulster player was hoaxed into performing a sex act online and the recording was then used to blackmail him.
# Bizarre
'Broomstick robber' charged with blackmail after Bayern Munich received bomb threats
The Bundesliga club was allegedly told to meet multi-million euro demands in diamonds and cash to avoid an attack.
# Pakistan
When stigma and 'loss of honour' destroy hope for child sex abuse victims
At least 20 girls and boys were filmed being abused in one Pakistani village, but victims’ families say police turned a blind eye.
# Northern Ireland
Men blackmailed after being filmed performing sex acts
The victims were told the recordings would be posted online if they did not transfer money.
# The Test
Serbia's prime minister has taken a lie detector test to disprove tabloid allegations
Aleksandar Vucic took the test voluntarily after being accused of involvement in a blackmailing scam.
# Blackmail
Karim Benzema arrested in French 'sex-tape blackmail' probe
Fellow player Mathieu Valbuena is said to feature.
# Bizarre
Former Liverpool striker Cisse reportedly arrested over sex tape blackmail
The ex-French international was one of four men brought into custody in his homeland this morning.
# Maddening
Ashley Madison blackmailers are making big money
The affairs website was hacked last month.
# Cheaters
'Consider how expensive a divorce lawyer is': The blackmail of Ashley Madison users has begun
Emails have been sent to users threatening to reveal their details to their families unless they sent some bitcoins.
# Assault
Firefighter found guilty of raping 9-year-old girl after rescuing her from house fire
He will be sentenced next month.
# Extortion
Nigerian gang blackmailed teen who took his own life
Ronan Hughes was tricked into sending explicit photos of himself which the scammers threatened to send to his Facebook friends.
# Cash
England's Dublin-born cricketer subject to blackmail plot over messages
A “five-figure sum” was demanded to prevent details being revealed about a relationship Morgan had with an Australian woman.
# Blackmail
Nokia was blackmailed into paying millions to criminals back in 2008
The criminals acquired the encryption key for a core part of Nokia’s Symbian software, and threatened to make it public if their demands weren’t met.
# Child Safety
Online sexual predators increasingly using blackmail and threats against children
Online predators using the internet to gain access to young victims are increasingly using blackmail, extortion and aggression in their approaches.
# Blackmail
Four men sent to prison for blackmailing couple in NI
A senior PSNI officer said blackmail can be a “difficult crime to combat”.
# George Michael
Blackmail and night-vision pics: George Michael shares his NotW experiences
The singer criticised the authorities for failing to “genuinely prosecute” journalists who break the law.
# revelation
Ecclestone paid Gribkowsky £27million to 'stop him doing silly things'
The Formula 1 supremo has admitted to paying the ex-chief risk officer of BayernLB, but claimed he was blackmailed into doing so.
# Berlusconi
Eight charged with procuring prostitutes for Berlusconi
The Italian leader’s lawyers have said alleged orgies at his home were “nothing but friendly gatherings”.
# Blackmail
Three arrested over Rooney 'blackmail' plot
A “five-figure” sum was demanded of Coleen Rooney after she lost her camera phone – which contained photographs of her 15-month old son.
# Madam X
Unnamed pop star blackmailed with 'highly sensitive' photographs
Mystery female pop star blackmailed after laptop containing “highly sensitive” pictures were stolen from her London home.