Friday, February 10, 2012

The Duggar Blackmail Story


Two nights ago, I saw this quick blurb about a Duggar and blackmail and I said to myself that I really wanted to talk about it yesterday and then I completely forgot. For some reason, no one has really talked about it that much and I think it is fascinating. I guess I don't watch the show enough because I have no idea who Amy Duggar is. Apparently she is a niece of Jim Bob. I don't think I would have the guts to ever name a child Jim Bob. It is kind of like your parents just could not decided between James and Robert so chose them both and for good measure shortened them up so he did not sound like a Presbyterian minister.


Anyway, Amy is sometimes on the show and Duggar is not really even her last name. Nope. It is Jordyn. She is a country singer though so went ahead and took her mom's maiden name and the more famous Duggar name for her career. Anyway, a woman in Iowa was arrested a few days ago because she tried to extort money from TLC. Lesson #1 is don't do drugs and booze 24/7 because you will look like you are 50 when you are 25. Hello Lindsay Lohan. Lesson #2 is never blackmail a television network. Keep your blackmail and extortion to individuals who will sometimes pay at least a little. This woman in Iowa says she has intimate pictures of a 56 year old man with Amy who I think is 25. She sometimes fudges that too because she wants people to think she is younger. Anyway, the woman told TLC she would release the photos unless they shut down the show and paid her some money. They refused.

For her part, Amy just said that the 56 year old was a good Christian man and that people are trying to exploit his generosity. So, does that mean there are some photos? What the woman in Iowa should have done was call Radar or The Enquirer. For photos like that of a Duggar? She would have got way more than $10K and would not have ended up in jail either.

14 comments:

Mary Anne said...

Radar said the photos were lame and rejected them.

Princess said...

If only we could hear all the stories of things people desperate for fame have done, would probably be worse than any blind item we've ever seen.
The religious people are probably some of the worst too. Not surprised.

selenakyle said...

Well, maybe at least the 56-yr old man has had a vasectomy...

DixieTheNoble82 said...

Still just as confused about this story as I was when I read about it yesterday. The whole thing seems strange.

Vicki Cupper said...

So some woman has pictures of another woman of legal age with a man that is twice her age? And? I don't get it. What's the scandal?

AKM said...

And Kneepads, AKA Duggar Magazine, doesn't have a thing online about it. Hmm...

(Of course, this seems like a non-story to me, like Vicki said. Still, it's funny that Kneepads won't print the one possibly-slightly salacious story about a Duggar.)

AKM said...

(But they DO have the EXCLUSIVE! story about the latest Bates kid.)

Ice Angel said...

I actually love Amy! While a Christian, she is not a member of the same sect as the rest of the Duggars. She is "normal." She wears jeans and kisses her boyfriends in public, and listens to rock music, etc... I really like her because even though the Duggars are very different from her, they all seem to respect one another's beliefs and never judge one another. I.E. when the Duggars are on the bus listening to Christian music, Amy puts on her iPod and jams to herself. Plus, she adorable and sweet.

So this blackmailer should stuff it and I hope she gets arrested for extortion. While the Duggars are of a bit of a strange sect, I do not see them spending a lot of time trying to demean others, in fact, they spend quite a bit of time reaching out to the community.


Amy does not represent herself to be anything other than a normal girl and she shouldn't be attacked like this, in my opinion.

timebob said...

everybody knows if you want to blackmail the right way you go to Gloria Allred. But people get greedy and don't want to give up the 1/3 in legal fees. Then you get arrested and end up paying a lot more.

anita_mark said...

I have no idea what this article is about. Proofread the posts and be careful with the rambling.

Brenda Love said...

Methinks there is a woman scorned behind the scenes....

hoosierlady said...

Thanks Ice Angel! Well written and I agree completely.

Cindy said...

Hey, my dad's name is James Robert -- but because he grew up in Texas they didn't call him Jim Bob -- they called him Bobby Jim. ???

Anotheramy said...

Heres the shortened version: Some woman in Iowa decided to try to extort money from TLC and shut down the Duggar show. She claimed to have pictures of Amy, Jim Bobs niece, being intimate with a 56 year old man. It was foolish, of course TLC isnt going to cave. According to a poster above, the pictures were offered to Radar but they said they were lame. Amy says the man in the pictures is a good Christian man.