UPDATE: '19 Kids and Counting' Extortion Plot
July 25, 2012
The woman who claimed to have compromising photos revealing an alleged affair of a cast member on TLC's reality series 19 Kids and Counting has pleaded guilty to attempted extortion.
Teresa Hunt entered the guilty plea Wednesday to one count of extortion during a federal court hearing in Davenport, Iowa, the Associated Press reports.
Hunt was arrested in February after she apparently sent TLC executives letters demanding that they either cancel 19 Kids and Counting or pay her $10,000 in exchange for her not releasing photos to a tabloid of Amy Duggar and a 56-year-old musician that supposedly depicted "intimate situations."
Amy, an aspiring country singer and the 25-year-old niece of Jim Bob Duggar, denied the existence of any compromising photos of her and the musician, whom she said she had known for quite some time as a friend.
The TLC reality show focuses on the ups and downs of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar as they raise their ever-growing family of 19 children.