As fans know, JWoww’s ex Thomas Lippolis was arrested for extortion and now, the woman is addressing the scandal. Jenni Farley released an official statement about it via ET and even thanked the authorities for their good work!
‘I was the target of a serious crime. I feel really fortunate to have the support of law enforcement of this caliber by my side, which has thankfully kept me and my children safe from those who have sought to victimize me,’ the Jersey Shore star stated.
She went on to add that ‘While I am unable to comment any further in light of the ongoing investigation, I offer to you that I will share more once this matter is concluded, but in the meantime ask that you please respect the private nature of these legal matters so that the authorities may properly conduct their business operations.’
The Police also shared on their official Instagram account earlier today that JWoww reported her former boyfriend for trying to extort from her no less than $25,000 so that he would not reveal to the press certain secrets of hers.
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On December 17, 2018 Jenni L. Farley reported to the Toms River Police Department that an ex-boyfriend, Thomas Lippolis, had attempted to extort $25,000 from her in exchange for not divulging secrets to the media about Farley. This information had been given to Farley through her publicist who had initially received a phone call from Lippolis demanding the money. Farley and Lippolis had dated for close to a year approximately ten years ago. On December 19, 2018 Toms River Detectives Tom Grosse and Jon Turner initiated an investigation into these allegations. On December 19, 2018 Detective Grosse arrested Lippolis and subsequently charged him with 3rd Degree Extortion. The media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are accusations only. Every criminal defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in court.
The two dated about a decade ago, for no more than a year and Farley says he knew the info from her publicist who the man initially called to ask for money in exchange for his silence.
Still, the local authorities made sure to mention in the caption under his mugshot, that at this time, these are nothing more than allegations and that the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty in total accordance with the law!