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Rob Lowe

Lowe preemptively sued one of his former nannies, Jessica Gibson, in 2008, alleging she was trying to blackmail him and his family unless they paid her $1.5 million. Within days, Gibson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the actor and his wife, claiming he “groped and exposed himself” multiple times during Gibson’s seven-year employment. Both sides eventually requested their lawsuits be dismissed. (Photo: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

Celebrities who've faced extortion attempts, from Kevin Hart to John Stamos

Taryn Ryder
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

Kevin Hart isn’t the only celebrity who has been the victim of an extortion attempt. Here are other stars who have allegedly been blackmailed for money.