When celebrities get ahead of blackmailers

These celebrities found a quick solution when they were blackmailed: exposing themselves first.

Some celebrities are quick to jump into legal action

With their high profile lifestyles, blockbuster paychecks, and status in Hollywood, celebrities are often the easiest targets for extortion and blackmail.


In January 2020, YouTuber NikkieTutorials / Nikkie de Jager revealed she is transgender —because she was being blackmailed by someone who knew. NikkieTutorials has amassed over 12 million subscribers since she started making makeup tutorials in 2008.

David Letterman

In 2009, the Late Show host was the victim of a $2 million extortion plan in which he was threatened with the revealing of affairs he'd had with female employees on his show. Letterman decided to admit to his affairs — directly to his audience.

Jeff Bezos

The Amazon founder published emails from lawyers for the publisher of the National Enquirer — which was threatening to leak compromising photos of the billionaire unless he did as they asked. The photos didn't actually come out.


The Australian singer was threatened by online trolls that a nude photo of hers was up for sale. In November 2017, she fought back by releasing the picture herself. The image is watermarked with a "client preview" stamp on it, but is also accompanied with a message from the seller of the image.

Whitney Cummings

In April 2019, the comic accidentally posted an Instagram story showing her nipple — then quickly deleted it. Viewers who took screen grabs threatened her with publishing the image —unless she paid them. Cummings took to Twitter to denounce them. She also talked about it on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Bella Thorne

In June 2019, the actress posted her own nudes — after a hacker threatened to leak them. Thorne shared screenshots of texts from the alleged hacker with the images to her Twitter. Her decision to post the nudes was polarizing.


01/15/2020 10:42 PM
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  • Boutaina B.
    20 hours

    whattt ??!!

  • Lauren A.
    a day

    This with Nikki is disgusting. The person whom was blackmailing her should be ashamed of themselves. I doubt they are, but they should be. To threaten to reveal something so personal and emotional.... I don’t understand how people could be so callous and cruel. Nikki is a beautiful woman and that’s all there is to it. It doesn’t matter what or who she was in her past. Her TRUTH is that she’s Nikki and she’s amazing.

  • Ghette C.
    2 days

    number 1

  • Chioma A.
    3 days

    I found this

  • Priscilla R.
    4 days

    I dont like the part how she lied

  • Zoey S.
    5 days

    I dont believe Nikki is trans

  • Natasha F.
    5 days

    Wow! I would never have known, you’re a stunning person whichever gender you are. Let the haters shrivel up in their own bitterness, oxygen thieves 🙄

  • Annalize T.
    5 days

    You know who you are, period

  • Jade M.
    5 days

    Seeing her size, bone structure and features I already knew that she was born a man. Science is a crazy thing. I never relaly cared either way, do what ya do yall

  • Zakaria A.
    6 days

    Westerse "Hamza mon bb" 😂😂😂😂

  • Hana E.
    6 days

    I would of never be able to tell she was born a man. And to be honest it's no one business. Live your life the way u want

  • Fairouz E.
    7 days

    this is how I love to do ♥️

  • Shania K.
    01/21/2020 01:36

    here we go😭

  • Maddie H.
    01/20/2020 19:30

    we knew Nikki was up to somethin🤔

  • Montassar N.
    01/19/2020 18:57

    Wtf is this messed up story? Fake 💯

  • Rizwan B.
    01/19/2020 12:52

    they are calling the natural one the wrong body and calling it natural to be gay or lesbian like wtf

  • Hanane N.
    01/19/2020 07:11

    toutes ces femmes ont été menacées avec des photos compromettantes intimes,tandis que les hommes pour les relations indecentes avec leurs employées,cette equation ne changera jamais

  • Billy J.
    01/18/2020 04:17

    wrong body?

  • Tulay K.
    01/18/2020 03:56

    Any photos to confirm that this is all real

  • Sophia E.
    01/18/2020 00:55