It's one thing when Courtney Love blogs about her legal problems, but Rob Lowe? Maybe it's our Brat Pack fever or simply the fact that he's always flashing the peace sign, but we never figured Lowe as the type to air his dirty laundry online. Especially when the laundry in question involves an alleged "close and intimate relationship" with a former nanny. According to a HuffPo post by Lowe yesterday, a longtime nanny is trying to extort money from him and his wife after claiming Rob pulled a Jude Law:
David Hans Schmidt, aka the "Sultan of Sleaze," has finally learned what the potential consequences are of peddling his shadily procured wares back to their original owners. Having attempted to shake down Tom Cruise with stolen photos from Cruise's lavishly mounted Italian fairytale wedding, a guilty-pleading Schmidt is finally looking at serving up to two years of hard time. Extra reports:
David Hans Schmidt, aka the Sultan of Sleaze, has made a career out of brokering celebrity smut to the highest bidder. Without him, that storage locker of Paris Hilton's repossessed personal effects would never have found its way online, thereby forever denying the world her racist renditions of popular disco songs and pictures of Cisco Adler's improbably oversized testicles. But Schmidt was operating in a different league when he went after Tom Cruise, offering to sell back the happily married actor a stash of stolen wedding photos for $1 million. From The Smoking Gun:
Scooping the Post is like taking candy from the proverbial baby: not very challenging, but we'll still totally do it whenever the opportunity presents itself. Ergo, more on Jessica Wolcott's dumb-ass attempts to make herself rich by posting semiwhorey photos of herself on various websites: she also was a member of person-to-person lending site Prosper, where, in a loan request initiated March 27, Jessica mentions she just got $30K:
So it turns out the Craigslist cutie who tried to extort a Fortune 500 exec was going after a Pepsi Bottling Group V.P., allowing the Post to use the charming hed 'POP' TART SCAMS BIGWIG: EXTORT OF CYBERCHEAT PEPSI EXEC." The paper adds little to yesterday's Smoking Gun report save to name the victim and get a quote from the wife ("I can't wait for her to be sentenced. You know, extortion is a bad thing."), who will surely be having the best Christmas ever (we're thinking Lexus). 'Pop' tart Wolcott (okay, it is kind of addictive), on the other hand, faces up to two years in the slammer, but remains free on bond. So all you other Fortune 500 execs trawling Craigslist might want to remain cautious until her February sentencing.