Cindy Crawford And Husband: Targets Of Alleged Extortion Attempt

Cindy Crawford And Husband: Targets Of Alleged Extortion Attempt

According to US District Court papers, supermodel Cindy Crawford, 43, and husband Rande Gerber have become victims of an alleged extortion attempt, reports ET Online.

Papers filed by the FBI reveal that an acquaintance of the couple’s former nanny has allegedly threatened to sell a photo of Cindy’s then 7-year-old daughter Kaia Jordan, bound, gagged and tied to a chair.

A rep for the couple released the following statement to ET:

A criminal complaint was filed today in federal court in Los Angeles by the U.S. Attorney’s office and the FBI stating that Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford have been the victims of an on-going extortion scheme. This crime has been committed by Edis Kayalar, an acquaintance of a former nanny employed by the family. Mr. Kayalar threatened to sell an image taken of the couple’s then-seven-year-old daughter. There was no previous awareness by Mr. Gerber and Ms. Crawford of the existence of the photograph when they were contacted by Mr. Kayalar. The photo was taken by the former nanny as part of a purported game without the knowledge of the parents. The couple reported the extortion threat to the police and the FBI began a criminal investigation in the matter. Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford intend to pursue any and all available legal action against anyone who aids the perpetrator in the distribution or sale of the photograph of their daughter.

Edis Kavalar apparently met the nanny in a bar and later stole the photo from her home.

Cindy and Rande have been married since 1998. They are also parents to 10-year-old Presley Walker.

Filed under: Cindy Crawford,Randy Gerber

Photo credit: Bauer Griffin

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  1. Melissa

    In People.com it says ‘The photo shows the child “in revealing clothing, bound to a chair and gagged,” say the documents filed in U.S. District Court, reports Los Angeles TV station KTLA. ”

    I am sick over this too. I can’t imagine how they feel to not have known this was taking place.

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  2. carolyn

    Reading that makes me feel ill as well. Horrible.

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  3. Anonymous

    The nanny tied Kaia to a chair and bound and gagged her? I’m so confused but either way it’s really sick to flaunt a picture of their 7 year old daughter. I hope these people get charged for this.

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  4. Peta

    *sighs* It’s hard to know who to trust with your child when you’re just a regular Joe. It must be doubly hard for celebrity parents. This whole matter is 100% disturbing and disgusting.

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  5. Jenny

    Omigosh what a horrible story. I feel sick knowing that Kaia was subjected to this. Very disturbing.

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