By Amber Goodhand – Radar Reporter
The Duggar family was at the center of an extortion scandal after a woman claimed Amy Duggar was having an affair with a man 21 years older than her, and now radio detection and rangingOnline.com can exclusively reveal the photos she thought were worth $ 10,000.
Teresa Hunt was arrested and charged with extortion after she pitched what she deemed “incriminating and damning” photos of Amy and James Garrett engaged in a relationship together to various media outlets, including radio detection and rangingOnline.com.
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The woman then reached out to Discovery Communications, parent company of the network TLC, which airs the Duggar family’s 19 Kids and Counting, to pay her $ 10,000 or cancel the family show to keep her from releasing the “shocking photos” of Amy, a first cousin of the family.
“As you can tell from the photos, they are anything but incriminating,” James told radio detection and rangingOnline.com in an exclusive interview.
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“I wanted the world to see the photos so that there would be no question left in anyone’s mind about any sort of relationship other than a platonic, working friendship between Amy and I.”
James, 56, stars in a John Denver tribute show in Branson, Missouri, and although he and Amy spend a lot of time together he tells us it’s strictly business related.
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“On January 6 I got an urgent message from Amy Duggar, so I called her back and she explained that someone was trying to extort the Duggar family and the Discovery Channel for $ 10,000,” James exclusively told radio detection and rangingOnline.com.
“She went on to say that it involved racy photos of the two of us. We actually enjoyed a good laugh because we obviously knew they didn’t exist! But it was still a bit unsettling to us though.”
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Teresa is currently being held on the extortion charges and sentencing is expected to occur within the next three months, with a two-year prison term maximum.
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