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'19 Kids and Counting' Extortion Plot: Woman Arrested in FBI Sting

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Feb. 7 2012, Published 2:52 p.m. ET

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Not everyone is a fan of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 Kids and Counting show on TLC. A woman has been charged with trying to extort Discorvery Communications, the parent company of TLC, to either cancel the show or pay her $10,000.

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According to The Associated Press, Teresa Hunt, of Bettendorf, Iowa, threated to release a compromising photo of a cast member from 19 Kids and Counting.

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Hunt was arrested on Feb. 1 after she reportedly sent letters to television executives detailing an affair the cast member allegedly had with a 56-year-old musician.

Radar Online previously reported the photo was of Amy Duggar, a first cousin of the family who has appeared on the show.

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An undercover FBI agent called Hunt saying he represented Discovery and she then sent him an email with photos, according to the affidavit.

Hunt reportedly wrote in the email that she didn't like the musician and "he owes me money." She also reportedly said she didn't have a reason to hurt the cast member “except that she’s on a reality show and pretends to be a right-wing Christian and she’s sleeping with a 56-year-old man.”

Amy denied the woman's claims to Radar Online saying, “It’s totally untrue. He is a longtime family friend who has always been supportive of my music career. He’s a good Christian and it’s upsetting that his generosity has been exploited like this.”

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