Amy Polumbo: More
blackmail pictures received
Crowned "Miss New Jersey"
just a month ago, Amy Polumbo has received a second package of
private pictures from the blackmailer(s).
Polumbo won Miss New Jersey in June, usually a very happy
occasion for any young woman, but ever since Amy took the Crown,
she has been living a nightmare. The scandal began when Amy
Polumbo received a package from an anonymous sender, with
pictures of the new Miss New Jersey, which have been taken off a
private website. The blackmailer demanded that Amy Polumbo
surrenders her Crown, or the photos will be made public.
The Jersey beauty announced in a press
conference that she will not give in to blackmail and extortion.
But on Saturday, her lawyer, Anthony Caruso, informed Polumbo
that another package with a threatening note and more pictures
of the 22-year-old have been received.
Caruso has kept silent to the actual
content of the pictures, neither confirming or declining if the
pictures are nude, involving drugs or exhibiting any other "bad
behavior". All that has been revealed, is that the pictures of
Amy Polumbo have been taken from a private website (some reports
claim Facebook) and show Amy with friends. Caruso hinted that
the captions on the photos is what troubled the newly crowned
The scandal forced Amy Polumbo to appear
on the Today show and attempt to save face, although she would
still not reveal what exactly is on those pictures. Amy assured
the viewers that she does not know who is sending the packages.
Miss New Jersey says she has not seen the second package, but
the pictures from the first are not pornographic. At the same
time, Polumbo admits that depending on the interpretation of the
photos, she could probably be stripped off the Crown.
Amy Polumbo vows to continue her Miss
America quest and not to give up the Miss New Jersey Crown,
despite the blackmailer's demands.
Published on 07/09/2007