Woman Accused Of Blackmailing TLC Show

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

An Iowa woman has been arrested in a blackmail plot for allegedly trying to get Discovery Communications Inc. to cancel the TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" or pay her $10,000.

The woman is accused of threatening to release photos of a cast member in "apparently intimate situations" to a magazine.

Teresa Hunt is charged in U.S. District Court in with one count of extortion.

According to an affidavit, Hunt sent a letter in January to the parent company of TLC describing a musician and providing details of an affair with a show cast member. The program is about a family with 19 children.

Hunt was arrested Feb. 1.

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